Grown on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Mandheling is known as much for its smooth, full body (mouthfeel) as its rich, complex taste. Sumatra Mandheling tasting notes often describe it as earthy and intense with an herbal aroma, unique to the region and not found in South American or African coffees. With just enough acidity to provide a vibrancy, Mandheling coffee often exhibits tones of sweet chocolate and licorice.The flavour of the coffee develops well because of the rich volcanic soil and tropical climate, despite not being very high altitude. The coffee is named after north Sumatra’s Mandheling people – an ethnic group and not so much a region.
Region: Batak Region of West-Central Sumatra, Aceh
Growing Altitude: 750 – 1,500 meters above sea level
Arabica Variety: Catimor, Typica
Harvest Period: June – December
Milling Process: Giling Basah (wet-hulled), sundried
Aroma: Slightly Earthy
Flavor: Herbal, Chocolate, Clean Earthy, Woody Notes, Spicy
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