Indonesian Sumatra Mandheling
INDONESIA SUMATRA MANDHELING DP
Many of the islands of Indonesia were formed by volcanoes and still benefit from soil that's rich in volcanic ash and ideal for growing coffee.
Some of the world’s most famous coffees are grown on the islands of the Malay Archipelago of Indonesia: Sumatra, Sulawesi and Java. Sumatra is the second-largest island in the Republic of Indonesia. Sumatra Mandheling coffee is grown on the lofty volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser near the port of Padang, in the Batak region of west-central Sumatra.
Giling Basah, the unique method used in the production of Sumatran coffees, results in a very full body with a concentrated flavour, garnished with herbal nuances and a spicy finish. It involves hulling the parchment off the bean at roughly 50 percent moisture content (compared to 10 to 12 percent moisture, in most other regions). This unique process results in Sumatra's trademark flavour profile (low acidity, richness that lingers on the back of the palate, and a chocolate finish) and gives the green beans their signature colour.
Our Sumatra is Double-Picked (DP), referring to the number of times the coffee is hand-picked for defects. This extra quality control measure results in a very consistent cup that includes only cherries at optimum ripeness.
Cup Profile: Notes of cedar, sweet tobacco, chocolate and spices; winey acidity. A consistent and balanced cup.