Regular price: $17.95
Wet Hulled, Sun Dried
A Premium, limited offering, traceable to a single community of women farmers.
We are excited to offer this wonderful and traceable coffee from the Lintong region of Northern Sumatra, south of Sumatra’s Lake Toba.
The people there are from the Batak
tribe, and in the local language the word Nauli
This specific lot was produced by a group of 50 women, mostly widows.
This is the first crop yield for Batak Nauli and we are pleased to be able to offer it you!
A well balanced and mild Lintong acidity is present as you would expect. Light and medium roasts will highlight this wonderful green apple-like acidity.
The complex sugars and notes of wild fennel serve to compliment the smooth, full body of this Batak Nauli Sumatra.
The aroma yields pleasant notes of molasses, lemon, apple, and musk.
The mouth feel is smooth and round. The overall flavor is sweet, yet earthy, with noticeable traits of raisin, herbs, and cocoa.
As the cup cools, notes of tobacco become more present and the finish is silky and lingering.
In a word, "complex."
Our Sumatra Batak Nauli offering showcases the best that these women farmers have to offer!
Our favorite roast level is a Full City (+). Although difficult to choose, we found this yielded the best overall experience in the cup.
As always, we are happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
- City Roast - Will definitely highlight the Lintong acidity with notes of green apple and mango; mild cocoa and raisin on the finish. A great choice if you desire a complex and rustic profile.
- Full City Roast - Will provide a great overall balance between acidity, body roundness, and flavor attributes. Milder lemon-like acidity, good Sumatra earthiness and spice, notes of cocoa.
- Full City (+) Roast - This is our preferred roast level. The oil on the bean at this level offers a well tempered acidity, thicker body and deepening chocolate tones. Notes of tobacco and forest floor. Nice silky mouth feel.
- Darker Roasts - Will certainly subdue all the brightness but will add that deep, full, bittersweet chocolate and profound boldness so popular with Indonesian coffees.
As an interesting side note, we found that nearly every single roast level brought out something intriguing and wonderful, so feel free to experiment!
Purchasing from the growers is conducted by a "Tokeh." These are often growers themselves who collect from neighbors.
The name of the Tokeh for this specific lot is Kotor.
After collecting, the Tokeh will process the coffee and bring parchment (at about 40% moisture) to the nearest or best paying mill.
Because farmers are often loyal to their Tokeh, it allows for an additional amount of consistency and traceability in the supply chain.
Tokehs themselves will often receive financing from a 3rd party and can then decide how to buy cherry or parchment with those funds. Just as mills have tiered pricing for different qualities, so do the Tokehs.
The point is that quality starts with expectation and payment at the mill / exporter level, and trickles down effectively to the farming communities, where quality is recognized and rewarded.
Such is the case here with this wonderful Batak Nauli from the women farmers.
- Region: Lintong
- Traceable: One Community
- Producer: Batak Nauli
- Number of farmers: 50
- Elevation: 4,500 ft
- Process: Wet-hulled, sun dried
- Arabica Variety: Typica, Sigararutang
Regular price: $15.25
Organic, Shade Grown, Hand Picked. Fully Washed and Sun Dried
We are excited to welcome back - Papua New Guinea Korofeigu!!
Fantastic body and aroma. Spice and mild sweetness with a smooth clean finish.
Our Papua New Guinea Korofeigu has a full, syrupy body (though less so than a Sumatra), smooth mouth feel, and the spicy notes you would expect from a great Indonesian coffee.
A honeyed aroma gives way to an earthy almost Mexican Chocolate like flavor. The acidity is subdued but yields notes of ginger and spice.
Subtle sweetness, and cedar emerge as the cup cools.
Depending on the attributes and qualities you prefer, our Papua New Guinea Korofeigu will really shine when roasted anywhere from City to Full City (+).
Roast Level / Profile Notes:
We prefer to roast our Papua New Guinea Korofeigu to a Full City Roast
to achieve the optimum balance between body, spice and acidity.
We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how changing the roast will change the profile:
- City Roast (light roast) - This roast level will highlight the gingered spice and brightness and reveal more of the cedar notes in the cup.
- Full City Roast (medium roast) - Our preferred roast, will provide the 'sweet spot' for an all around great cup; the balance between body and acidity.
- Full City (+) Roast (medium dark roast) - This roast will deepen the syrupiness of the body, bring out some chocolaty notes, and soften the brightness and spice.
- Darker Roasts - While Vienna or French roasts will work, you will tend to eclipse the characteristics that make this fine, exotic coffee.
We would recommend trying the Sulawesi Kalossi if you want a dark roasted Indonesian Coffee.
Korofeigu Farmer's Cooperative Society is located in the Bena Bena valley of the Eastern Highlands between Goroka to the west and Henganofi to the east.
The Coop is comprised of 97 members, with a total cultivation area of about 277 acres.
The mountainous, moist cultivation area has loamy soil and a variety of native shade trees.
Coffee is one of the most important commodities in the development of the New Guinea Highlands, and of course Korofeigu, and is Papua New Guinea's most important agricultural crop, directly or indirectly providing the major source of income for a third of the country’s population.
The Korofeigu area has been producing coffee since 1992, but members of the company have been trading coffee within the area since the 1960s.
Recently, NGHCE along with Lyndon Sabumei (a third generation coffee farmer) have begun a program to assist farmers in obtaining their Organic Certification.
The Korofeigu coffee production also provides for health initiatives, financial management, equality, coffee husbandry, certification standards & procedures in area and community.
- Region: Korofeigu, Bena, Eastern Papua New Guinea Highlands
- Processing Method: Fully Washed
- Drying: Sun Dried
- Growing Altitude: 4,593 - 6,234 feet
- Plant Varietal's: Arusha, Blue Mountain