Blue Coffee from a Volcanic Peak Lintong is southwest of Lake Toba, high on a plateau known for its diversity of tree ferns. This richly volcanic region is known for fertile soils, myriad microclimates created by small valleys, and much sought-after Blue Batak coffee. Download Fact Sheet
The eruption of a super volcano created Lake Toba, which is the largest lake in the caldera of a volcano. At 62 miles long, 19 miles wide and 1,700 feet deep it is larger than Singapore. And the island in the middle of Lake Toba is the biggest island on an island.
Natural Disaster Brings Natural Resources Around 70,000 years ago, a massive supervolcano erupted in Lintong. The eruption was the biggest on earth in the last 25 million years, and left many lakes, and incredibly fertile soil in its wake. In fact, the soil is so rich that the Bataknese say you can put a chair in the ground, and it will become a table.
Self-sufficient Farms The majority of farms are small in size, and self-sufficiency is a key value here. The Bataknese sometimes cultivate more than 10 different crops at their small estates, making these backyard farms an interesting sight.
Handmade in Sumatra Blue Batak is a truly artisanal coffee. Literally everything from farm to drying is done by hand. At sunrise, farmers start picking the ripe cherries before pulping them with manual pulpers. After storing the wet parchment in bags to ferment overnight, the parchment is spread out on patios to dry. When the parchment is dry enough, it takes on a deep blue-greenish color and is ready for hulling. Another two or three days are needed for further drying before the coffee is triple handpicked and packed.

Good Farmers Need Good Health
That's why we organize health days where we offer free blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels checks. Farmers can also get answers to other health-related questions. These health days are very popular, and always enjoy a great turnout.
English Classes for Children
In addition to partnering with farmers to improve their yields and coffee quality, we also invest in the next generation. One of our most rewarding programs are the English classes we offer for farmers’ children. The community children are passionate about learning, and love having short conversations in English with us.
Blue Batak Batak is a tribe that has lived in North Sumatra since the 1600s Lintong is southwest of Lake Toba, high on a plateau with a notable diversity of tree ferns. This richly volcanic region is known for fertile soils, myriad microclimates created by small valleys, and much sought-after Blue Batak coffee. Around 70,000 years ago, a massive supervolcano erupted in Lintong. The eruption was the biggest on earth in the last 25 million years, and left many lakes and incredibly fertile soil in its wake. In fact, the soil is so rich that the Bataknese say you can put a chair in the ground, and it will become a table. The majority of farms are small in size, and self-sufficiency is a key value here. The Bataknese sometimes cultivate more than 10 different crops at their small estates, making these backyard farms an interesting sight. Blue Batak is a truly special coffee - everything from farm to drying is done by hand. At sunrise, farmers start picking the ripe cherries before pulping them with manual pulpers. After storing the wet parchment in bags to ferment overnight, the parchment is spread out on patios to dry. When the parchment is dry enough, it takes on a deep blue-greenish color and is ready for hulling. Another two or three days are needed for further drying before the coffee is triple handpicked and packed.
  • Flavor Red grape, herbal, grilled pineapple, grapefruit bitters
  • Body Balanced
  • Acidity Clean
  • 1 - Fragrance/Aroma
  • 2 - Flavor
  • 3 - Acidity
  • 4 - Balance
  • 5 - Body
  • 6 - Aftertaste
  • 7 - Overall
  • Cupping Score: 87.25
  • Quality: Triple picked
  • Producer: Carefully selected farms from the Lintong community
  • Variety: Sigararutan, Onang Ganjang and Lasuna
  • Processing: Semi-washed
  • Altitude: 1,500-1999 meters ASL
  • Harvest: Main crop October to December; fly crop March to June
  • Packing: 65lb box  What’s this?
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