Sumatra Mandheling Fair Trade Organic French Roast
Cup Characteristics: Sweet, earthy aroma with caramelized flavors of very dark bittersweet chocolate. Heavy, mouth coating body with a smoky, tobacco finish.
This is the dark roasted version of our Sumatra Mandheling Fair Trade & Organic. The caramelization of sugar which occurs as this Sumatra coffee is dark-roasted makes for an earthy, straightforward brew. This is our most popular French roast and for good reason.
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 isKoperasi Arisarina Cooperative Fair Trade & Organic.
The relatively young Koperasi Arisarina Cooperative is a coffee producer cooperative established in 2013, located in the highlands of Gayo Aceh Province in Sumatra, has grown to nearly 2,500 local producer members as of early 2020.. The cooperative has a common goal to improve the quality of coffee that is grown by the community in the Gayo highlands as well as maintain and preserve the ecosystem as a place to grow the highest quality coffee beans. This region is considered one of the biggest arabica coffee regions in south east Asia. The plantation and cooperative is 100% managed by its local farmers.
The coffee grown in this region follows the principle of the conservation, where each coffee is planted with shade trees. This kind of cultivation is rarely found in another region in Indonesia. This coffee has both USDA Organic and Fair Trade certifications. The cooperative uses the wet-hulled or semi-washed processing method, called "Giling Basah" in the local language.
- Origin: Indonesia
- Region: Sumatra
- Subregion: Aceh
- Producer: Arisarina Cooperative
- Altitude: Minimum 4600ft above sea level and higher
- Processing Method: Wet Hulled
- Roast style: Dark, aka French Roast