Hampton Coffee Company is featuring its first Direct Trade boutique coffee as this month’s Roaster’s Choice selection. The Water Mill-based coffee roaster’s Sumatra Lintong Sriwijaya Reserve is sourced directly from a small family farm in Indonesia.
Hampton Coffee Company’s Sumatra Lintong comes from Ric Sriwijaya’s family’s farm in Humbanh Hasundutan on the island of Sumatra and results in a more distinct and consistent Sumatra Mandheling coffee then the generic Sumatras roasted elsewhere since all the beans in the Hampton Coffee Company roast are from only one small farm, instead of a combination of all the farms on Sumatra.
The Sriwijaya Family farms their coffee with traditional Batak Tribe methods so the coffee is grown naturally and the land isn’t polluted with chemicals. Since Hampton Coffee Company is purchasing the coffee directly from Ric, the proceeds directly benefit the family farm.
Coffee farmer Ric Sriwijaya shares more information about his family’s farm, what makes the Sumatra that he’s providing to Hampton Coffee Company so special, and shows some photos of his farm on Hampton Coffee Company’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/hamptoncoffeecompany.
The Sriwijaya Family’s beans are roasted in small batches at Hampton Coffee Company’s Coffee Roastery in Water MIll and are only available for the month of April at their Water Mill and Westhampton Beach espresso bars & cafes and on their website at http://www.hamptoncoffeecompany.com. Brewed cups of the special Sumatra Lintong are also available all month as well and free samples are offered.
Now celebrating its 18th year in business, Hampton Coffee Company has grown to become Long Island’s largest independent roaster-retailer and employs dozens of local residents year-round. It’s hand-roasted coffees are served at many of the East End’s top restaurants and food emporiums.