Old Soul Co.

Sumatra Lintong Kayu Aro

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Infused with aromas of golden raisin and subtle cedar, this coffee offers flavor notes of black cherry, butterscotch and sweet dried fruits abound. Rich, salted caramel acidity and full, velvety body pair with a lingering bittersweet finish.

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Kayu Aro
Smallholder producers
Washed Process

Meet Smallholder producers

This rich coffee from the Lintong district of Northern Sumatra might be said to be a celebration of family: it comes from family-owned farms organized around a family-owned export company, Yudi Putra.

Yudi Putra has its own mill and works with smallholder coffee farmers to access international markets. This particular lot comes from the Koperasi ALKO association whose 294 producers grow their coffee near Mount Kerinci. Not only is this mountain Indonesia’s highest volcano, rare Sumatran tigers roam free there in the nation's largest national park, Kerinci Seblat.

Lintong, Indonesia

The volcanic soil, reliable rainfall, and cool highland temperatures of the Lintong coffee growing region of Sumatra is a sweet spot for coffee. Located southeast of Lake Toba near the Sidikalang area, it includes Lintong Nihuta, Siborongborong, Dairi-Sidikalang, Dolok Sanggul, and Seribu Dolok, southwest of Medan. Coffee from this region has a distinctive blue-green color attributed to the method of processing and lack of iron in the soil.

In addition to terroir, a significant difference between Lintong and Aceh coffees is that in Aceh, they are washed the same day they’re pulped, whereas Lintong coffee is not. The sticky mucilage clinging to the beans slows drying. This makes wet hulling more difficult, but the extra time drying in the parchment promotes the increased acidity associated with Lintong-type coffees.

Sacramento, CA

Old Soul Co.

Started by Tim Jordan and Jason Griest in an obscure alley in Sacramento in 2006, Old Soul Co. has grown rapidly but still enthusiastically shares the same vision ten years later: "celebrate the artisan aspects of bread baking and coffee roasting and dedicate ourselves to getting better at our crafts everyday!"

Old Soul's coffee sourcing practices set them apart: owner Jason Griest travels to as many of the farms growing Old Soul's coffees as possible. In Sacramento, Old Soul is deeply involved in volunteering and giving back to the community. The roasting company has received many 90+ and "Best Of" awards over the past years.

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