Sumatra Mandheling by Java City Review |
  • Java City

    Sacramento, California
  • Sumatra Mandheling

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: April 1997
Origin: Sumatra Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A model Mandheling: Low-toned, heavy-bodied, balanced, mouth-filling. Some carbon, but buffered by depth and richness. Enough acidity makes it through the roast to keep the deep bottom of the coffee from sagging into boredom.

Notes: A model Mandheling: low-toned, heavy-bodied, balanced, mouth-filling. Mandheling is a market name for the classic coffees of north-central Sumatra, admired for their depth and body.

Who Should Drink It: People who like wicker furniture, thick books and leisurely meals. A good French press coffee, and makes an espresso sharp enough for a Seattle latte but smooth enough to drink straight.


Coffee, more so than wine, is a continually changing product. Recent reviews, whether written by Coffee Review or readers, are most likely to reflect current versions of a given coffee.