Review of Our Coffee Barn Sumatra Mandheling Harimau Tiger
  • Our Coffee Barn

    Spring Valley, Wisconsin
  • Sumatra Mandheling Harimau Tiger

Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2010
Origin: Mandheling growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: $11.33 / 16 oz.

Blind Assessment: Gentle, impressively balanced cup. Nut, milk chocolate hints in the aroma. Richly sweet-toned acidity, lightly syrupy body, softly lively flavor with continued hints of nut and chocolate and a black-cherryish fruit. Rich, long, resonant finish.

Notes: Mandheling is a term variously used to describe a growing region surrounding Lake Toba in North Sumatra Province and a traditional type of wet-hulled coffee associated with that region. Our Coffee Barn is a small-batch wholesale and Internet retail roaster based in Wisconsin. Visit or call 877-265-2652 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who look to Sumatra for deep, rounded acidity and smooth body. Not a robust or earthy version of the type.


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