Grown in nutrient dense soils on the slopes of an active volcano, this coffee is prized for a somewhat bold flavor profile. Mandheling varietal in Indonesia has a reputation as a very representative coffee of the region and this specific lot is graded as Grade 1, the top grade that can be achieved in a region. Processed using a wet hulled method prior to drying that is unique to the region (Giling Basah process) that hulls the beans from the coffee fruit much earlier in the process that creates a natural sweetness and is thought to reduce the acidity of the bean.
Our recent cupping of this shipment has the traditional Sumatran flavors of a dark chocolate richness and clean syrupy mouthfeel. We also picked up on mild vanilla and a very short lasting clean acidic finish not unlike that of a nice dry red wine. We roasted this darkest of all our coffees at medium dark to bring out the exotic spice and brown sugar like flavors.
Roast: Medium Dark
Process: Wet Hulled to Natural (Giling Basah)
Origin: Padang, Sumatra Indonesia
Elevation: 800m to 1200m ASL