Sumatra Lintong Opung James

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Sumatra Lintong Opung James

from 10.00

Farm Description

Opung James is a coffee collector in the Lintong Nihota area. "Opung" is the kinship used to indicate grandmother of the eldest son - in this case, grandmother of James. She's a coffee collector, a middle-person in the coffee trade in Sumatra, and instrumental in the quality of the coffee that results from the supply chain. Aside from cooperative coffees and a few large farms, all the coffee in Indonesia passes through the hands of collectors, who provide ready cash to the small farmers who want immediate payment on a weekly basis. In other words, you can't work directly with the small farmers in Sumatra, nor do they want to work direct with a buyer because they are looking for ready cash. The collectors provide this function and because of the competition among collectors, the price paid to farmers remains high, even when the global market dips. It's all about local relationships. 

This coffee is part of the Farm Gate pricing program.

 

Cupping Notes

The dry fragrance has an earthy sweetness to it.  This roast has smokey chocolate flavor, and forest-like, "green" aroma. The body is syrupy and thick with wild and fruited notes. 

Processing

Wet-hulled

 

Varietal

Ateng     Bergendal     TimTim    

 

 

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