Many of the islands of Indonesia were formed by volcanoes. Therefore, they are mountainous and have rich soil that is ideal for growing coffee. It is no wonder that some of the world’s most famous coffees are grown on the islands of the Malay Archipelago of Indonesia.
Sumatra is the second largest island of the Republic of Indonesia. Sumatra Mandheling coffee is grown on the lofty volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser near the port of Padang in the Balak region of west-central Sumatra.
Cup Characteristics: strong woody notes, consistent, balanced, sweet, tobacco, winey, spicy, chocolate
- Grade – Grade 1; TP (Triple-picked)
- Region – Batak Region of West-Central Sumatra, Aceh
- Growing Altitude – 2,500 – 5,000 ft.
- Arabica Variety – Catimor, Typica
- Harvest Period – June – December
- Milling Process – Giling Basah (wet-hulled), sundried
- Aroma – Slightly Earthy
- Flavor – Herbal, Chocolate, Clean Earthy, Woody Notes, Spicy
- Body – Medium
- Acidity – Low