New Lot: Sumatra Lintong Triple Picked

The nation of Indonesia is composed of thousands of islands which serve as a partition between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. For centuries, Indonesia functioned as the center for trade in Southeast Asia, and the influence of the nation on the trade industry allowed coffee to flourish in places as far away as Western Europe. This coffee varietal has been selected by Stockton Graham & Co. for its full body and chocolaty profile which is a product of the rich soils found on the plantations of the Lintong Highlands.

The Lintong region is located just southwest of the city of Medan, which serves as port for coffee farms in the area. This region is not only an important part of the coffee industry in Indonesia, but the region is also home to Lake Toba. This giant crater lake was formed over 75 thousand years ago due to the volcanic activity that closely resembles the history of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

Sumatra Lintong includes the description “Triple Picked,” which refers to a specific sorting process used in this region. Many coffee plantations employ their own method of sorting, but some berries found in Sumatra can over-develop and display very negative flavors. To ensure that these beans are completely eliminated, workers will sort their beans three times before the beans are exported. This extra attention to detail obviously attracts a roaster and will always produce a higher grade of coffee.

At Stockton Graham & Co., this coffee varietal is roasted at a darker level in order to omit winey flavors in favor of milk chocolate notes and a heavy body. Sumatra Lintong is also incorporated into many espresso blends because of its full body and intricate flavor. This sweet and mildly acidic varietal is perfect for drip brewing and can also be appreciated when pressed.

 

New crop Brazil Alta Mogiana

Our roasting staff is proud to introduce our new crop Brazil from the Alta Mogiana region. If you enjoyed the Ipanema Dulce, you’re going to fall in love the new Brazil.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit, when word got around that we were opting for a new Brazil this year, there were some grumbles. However, as of 9:28 am this morning, consider me convinced and converted. Our roastmaster Brandon said that the new Brazil was awesome and he is certainly right. I’m having a freshly brewed cup right now and all is right with the world. What a fantastic coffee for the morning!

Alta Mogiana is one of the most traditional coffee growing regions in Brazil and is known worldwide for producing a coffee that makes for an excellent cup. This coffee’s unique sweetness balances perfectly with its body and acidity. The proof is in the cup!

Coffee Characteristics:

Aroma: Nutty
Acidity: Low & delicate acidity
Body: Medium
Taste: Lots of chocolate with outstanding sweetness
Aftertaste: Long and pleasant

Add five pounds to your next order!

Mike Adams, Customer Care
www.stocktongraham.com