Getting to know Lintong coffee, the global specialty of Toba coffee

Getting to know Lintong coffee, the global specialty of Toba coffee

Getting to know Lintong coffee, the global specialty of Toba coffee

  • Posted by globaladmin
  • On February 25, 2021
  • Lintong coffee

Getting to know Lintong coffee Lake Toba has many interesting tourist attractions to visit. Not only natural beauty but the snacks there is also a pity to miss. One of them is Lintong Coffee. This is the original coffee from North Sumatra, to be precise comes from Lintong Nihuta, Humbang Hasundutan Regency, North Tapanuli. Why is that? The reason is, this coffee is quite well known in the international market.

Quoted from Pesona travel owned by the Ministry of Tourism, the export market for lintong coffee is known by various names, such as Sumatra Blue Lintong, Sumatra Lintong Mandheling, Blue Batak, Sumatra Bean Coffee, and many more.

Excellence in the processing of Lintong Arabica Coffee from Sumatra

Well-Packed Lintong Coffee

currently, a favorite souvenir choice of tourists who come to Lake Toba. Lintong coffee farmers hope that by enjoying Lintong coffee in their respective areas, tourists will remember Lake Toba, and will feel a longing to return.

A type of Arabic coffee, Lintong coffee has a distinctive aroma. If you absorb it slowly, the aroma of spicy, herbs, spices, and nuts or chocolate will be felt in this coffee. Of course, you have to process or brew this coffee properly so that the aroma comes out.


The History of Lintong Coffee Beans Began In 1750

That said, the history of lintong coffee beans began in 1750 when the Dutch trading company (VOC) brought variants of Arabica coffee beans to Sumatra. Meanwhile, the coffee itself only started to be planted around 1800 in Lintongnihuta District, Humbang Hasundutan Regency, North Tapanuli. The first coffee grown by this Arabica type is called Lasuna, Garunggang, December.


Characteristics and Taste of Lintong Coffee

The taste of lintong coffee is known to have a thick but soft taste and a fragrant aroma and a distinctive sour taste. This coffee also has a spicy, herbal, spicy, and nut or chocolate flavor.


Lintong Coffee Processing Process

Regarding the processing process, most of them use the wet hulling method which involves twice the drying process. After the coffee cherries are harvested, the outer skin of the coffee will be peeled using a pulping machine and dried in the sun until the humidity of the coffee reaches 35% -40%. This drying aims to separate the horn skin and epidermis in the coffee.

The last process is to dry again by drying it in the sun until it reaches 12-13% humidity. The coffee beans produced are called green beans which are ready for sorting, grading, and export. The resulting coffee is dark, opal green coffee with a silver skin that sticks to the coffee.

Get to know Lintong Arabica Coffee, which is very popular in the world

Arabica Lintong Coffee Varieties

The local varieties for lintong coffee are from Arabic types such as siragar debt, Lini S 795, USDA 765, Lasuna, Garunggang. For the debt sigarar variety, it is estimated that the result of cross-breeding between the typical (lacuna) and Catimor varieties. This variety has been recognized nationally through a decree of the Minister of Agriculture and has also been patented through the issuance of a Geographical Indication certificate from the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

The price of lintong coffee for roasted bean/powder is around 65 thousand / pack depending on the size of the package (250g, 500g, 1kg). The price of green beans ranges from 105 thousand per kilo. This price is for the specialty grade as seen from one of the products in circulation.


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