Coffee Review - Sumatra Mandheling Washed by Parisi Artisan Coffee
Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: June 2013
Origin: Lake Toba or Mandheling growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: $13.50/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, delicate but lively. Honeysuckle, candied walnut, hints of chocolate and moist pipe tobacco. Quiet, round acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Clean, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: Mandheling is a growing region surrounding Lake Toba in North Sumatra. This coffee is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, however, rather than the traditional type of wet-hulled coffee associated with the Mandheling name. Parisi Artisan Coffee is the specialty coffee division of Parisi Brothers Specialty Foods, a family-owned business involved in many aspects of the food and beverage industry, including manufacturing, importing and distributing of a wide variety of specialty foods. Visit or call 877-345-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Admirers of the traditional Sumatra profile will find very little of it here, but they will find a quietly complex and gently balanced cup.


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