Sumatra Mandheling 250g
This coffee all the way from the island of Sumatra is just divine. We are very familiar with it as we use it frequently in our signature blends, especially when we’re trying to achieve real depth of flavour. Rustic sweetness with a silky mouthfeel and notes of warm spice and dark chocolate, really does produce a special coffee.
Sumatra is the second largest island in the Republic of Indonesia. The central and northern regions produce most of the island’s coffees. Whilst the neighbouring island of Java has estates and some larger producing farms, Sumatra is made up of small holders. Coffee is a cash crop generally intercropped with others such as pepper, betel nuts and Cassava. The rich volcanic soil, rolling hills, vast lakes and tropical climate are the dominant features of the central and northern region. Traditionally Mandailing ling refers to the tribe who grow coffee near the Lake Toba region in Tapanuli. The term Mandheling is an adaption of their name and relates to coffee grown in the northern Sumatran regions (Lake Toba, Aceh and Lingtong). Sumatra’s distinctive coffee processing, known locally as Gilling Bash or more commonly as Wet-hulling is still widely used. Many believe the distinctive processing method of Gilling Bash defines the Sumatran taste profile.
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Coffee Perfection Espresso Recipe
17g Dose, 45g Yield, Time 24 – 28secs
Location: Lake Toba, Aceh & Lingtong
Varietals: Typica, Linie-S, Caturra, Catimor
Altitude: 1200 – 1350masl
Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate/Spice/Dark Fruits