Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling Grade #1 is one of the finest traditional Arabia coffees
from northern Sumatra. The coffee is a very intense coffee with a wonderful taste
of spices, and the richness of sweet dark chocolate. This is a very busy coffee
when it comes to taste. At one time, you will taste cinnamon
and then dark chocolate will burst out onto the forefront of your palette. This
is a coffee that is robust in taste but has a good balance and low acidity and is
great as espresso. Milk and cream complements the coffee with loss of flavor. The
decaffeinated version of the coffee is just as good as the regular roast, you will
not be disappointed..
Recommend Roast: Bold//French Roast Aroma: Pleasant
Appearance: Clean Body:
Rich Fragrance: Spice
Coffee drinkers who drink this coffee enjoy: Decaf. Guatemala Vintage
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The most important coffee producing regions are found on the Islands of Java, Sumatra,
Sulawesi (the former celebes) and Timor. The cultivation of coffee in Indonesia
has a 300 years history; which is closely related to the Dutch colonial rule. This
coffee differs substantially in the regional source and the color.
Mandheling is named after the similarly spelled Mandailing people located in North
Sumatra, Indonesia. The name is the result of a misunderstanding by the first foreign
purchaser, and no coffee is actually produced in the "Mandailing region". This coffee
was once thought to be lost to the world due a series of calamities starting with
the downfall of the Dutch East Indies Trading Company, the Leaf Rust epidemic in
the 1880's and political confrontations including WWII.
It is the Dutch coffee and spice traders who are responsible for originally establishing
the region's reputation in 1835 with the intention of exporting premium coffee for
The Dutch East India Trading Company. This coffee was so highly valued in Europe
that it guaranteed the Dutch a complete monopoly on the global coffee trade for over
The coffee is grown by small coffee farmers without shade and without chemicals of
any kind, so you may say that the coffee is organic in nature.