Cupping notes: A rich coffee with strong cedar notes, low acidity grown on volcanic Mount Leuser. Herbal notes with Chocolate, Clean Earthy, Woody, Cedar, sweet tobacco, consistent, winey, balanced with a spicy finish.
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- 100% Catimor, Typica Arabica
- Region: Batak Region of West-Central Sumatra, Aceh
- Growing Altitude: 900-1,600 masl
- Arabica Variety: Catimor, Typica
- Harvest Period: June–December
- Milling Process: Giling Basah (wet-hulled), sun-dried
- Aroma: Slightly earthy
- Flavour: Herbal, Chocolate, Clean Earthy, Woody Notes, Spicy
- Body: Medium, rich body
- Acidity: Low
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Choose green beans for home roasting, roasted-to-order whole beans or freshly roasted ground coffee. Roasted within 48-hours of placing your order and posted the following day. Heat-sealed In a one-way valved bag, our 250g and 500g bags are resealable for lasting freshness.
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, Sulawesi, and Java. Approximately 15% of all the coffee grown in Indonesia is Arabica. 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.
Coffee trees were originally brought to Indonesia in the early 19th century by the Dutch, who sought to break the worldwide Arabic monopoly on the cultivation of coffee. Within a few years, Indonesian coffee dominated the world's coffee market. Yet, by the end of the century, disease completely destroyed the crop. Nevertheless, coffee trees were successfully replanted and quickly gained a large share of the world market until the plantations were ravaged again during World WarII. "Mandailing", spelt here correctly, is technically an ethnic group in Indonesia, not a region, as is Batak.
The unique method used in its production results in a full body with a concentrated flavour garnished with herbal nuances and a spicy finish. Giling Basah, the name of the traditional Sumatran process, involves hulling the parchment off of the bean at roughly 50% moisture content; for comparison, most other processes hull coffee at around 10-12% moisture. This unique Sumatran process results in a trademark flavour profile (low acidity and a richness that lingers on the back of the palate) and gives the green beans a signature dark colour. Notes of chocolate are evident in the finish.
This Speciality Coffee is Farm Direct from Inter American Specialty Green Coffee Importers.
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Our coffee is hand-roasted to order for you. I guarantee it hasn't been sitting on a supermarket shelf for weeks, getting stale! Every batch is individually profile roasted with care. Every coffee has different characteristics, and therefore its individual profile is replicated, keeping high quality consistent.
Kessy and I would like you to experiment with new flavours from different countries, so we often send free samples with your order for you to enjoy.
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