Some more Sumatra? You got it! This 93-point Sumatra Lintong Reserve ticks all the boxes for a fantastic cup of syrup, spice and everything nice. The light-medium roast profile stays savory, juicy, with just the right kick of sweetness. You’ll smell a rich aroma of cacao, cracked pepper, a touch of white florals. The first sip reveals a profile of smooth molasses, earthy malt, and a tangy, almost kefir-like note of dark currant, or a particularly wild plum. The soft, silky finish dives back down into savory spice and a hint of herbal sparkle. It’s no surprise that this roast attracted the attention of Coffee Review, who gave it a rare, sky-high 93-point rating and named it one of their “Desert Island Coffees” of the season. We wouldn't mind a little time stranded with this cup...
Fine Sumatran coffees are some of the most distinctive in the world-- they’re big and bold, with a characteristic profile of sweet spice, earthy woodsy tones, a full, heavy body and a dark sweetness that you taste in the back of your mouth rather than the front. Lintong region is located on Lake Toba, Indonesia’s largest lake and the largest volcanic lake in the world-- the massive caldera was created during a supervolcano eruption ~75,000 years ago. Of course, the highlands surrounding the lake are rich with nutrients and volcanic soils, everything coffee plants love. The wacky bean varietals of this cup, Sigarar Utang, Jember, S795, are all local bourbon hybrids, perfectly suited for flavor and yield in the Indonesian growing climate.
Cloud City Coffee Roasters is owned and operated by Jill, a talented roaster and veteran of Seattle’s coffee scene: her two cafes have been community fixtures for over 15 years. We just discovered Jill earlier this year, and we couldn’t be happier to share her coffees with you. One of our very favorites, this sweet, spicy Sumatran is only available for a limited time: don’t miss your chance to take an Indonesian “staycation” with Cloud City’s 93-point, Sumatra Lintong Reserve... After all, anything worth bringing to a desert island will be just perfect on your kitchen island. Cheers!
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This coffee was unique. I think I would have enjoyed it more as a whole bean vs. freshly ground (I don't see that as an option anymore), however it is fruity/floral in my opinion. I did not get a ton of cocoa notes, and I brewed via pour over and moka. I will also agree with other reviewers, slightly astringent, and tea like in composition. If you enjoy a spicy red blend or a little zinfandel, you would highly enjoy this coffee. Definitely for a more sophisticated palette.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Complex and interesting coffee. Slightly too peppery for me but was rich and smooth.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ The dominant flavor is an unusual warm, spicy, botanical note, which gives way to decadent richness. Slightly astringent, like a good tea, but hardly any bitterness. A very complex, but very smooth coffee|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This coffee is very smooth. It also has tea like qualities. Good aftertaste, not bitter|