Sumatra Mandheling Fair Trade Organic
Cup characteristics: Earthy, nutty, smooth on the palate. Sturdy, pronounced but not overbearing body. Cup is clean and mouth coating.
$14.99 per pound
Arrived September 2016. Sumatra Mandheling is known for its very heavy, almost syrupy body and its low acidity. This combination makes for a smooth, velvety, yet pronounced cup of coffee. Powerful aroma. Direct and sturdy with nutty flavor. Our current lot is KSU Rahmat Kinara Cooperative Fair Trade & Organic.
The KSU Rahmat Kinara Cooperative is located in the Gayo Highland region of Central Aceh in Takengon at an elevation of 1,200-1,300 meters. Gayo Highland is the most well known place in Indonesia for high quality Arabica coffee and sustainably managed farms. The word "Gayo" means "nice" in English and comes from the local tribe which consists of nearly 85,000 people living in the mountains near where the coffee is grown. The cooperative uses the wet-hulled or semi-washed processing method, called "Giling Basah" in the local language and is later sun dried.
- Origin: Indonesia
- Region: Sumatra
- Subregion: Aceh
- Producer: KSU Rahmat Kinara Cooperative
- Coffee Grade: Grade 1
- Screen Size: 90% over screen 15
- Growing Altitude: minimum 3900 feet
- Processing Method: Wet Hulled
- Plant Varietal(s): Bourbon, Catimor, Typica
- Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic certified at origin