Sumatra Mandheling Decaf by CC's Coffee Review |
  • CC's Coffee

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Sumatra Mandheling Decaf

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: July 2002
Origin: Lake Toba region, North Sumatra Province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: $6.95/8oz

Blind Assessment: Masterpiece of understated balance and completeness: sweetly acidy with a slight edge of crisp roastiness. Some chocolate-toned fruit, but the main appeal of this coffee is its resounding depth and flawless balance of roast and coffee. The finish is as long, rich and quietly complex as any I can remember.

Notes: Mandheling is Sumatra's classic growing region, although the cleanly sweet, fruity tones of this coffee are a bit atypical for Mandhelings and may be owing in part to the impact of the decaffeination process, in the case the conventional or direct solvent method. CC's Coffee is the upscale specialty line of Community Coffee, a distinguished family-owned coffee company founded in 1919. Visit or call 800-535-9149 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Easy-going perfectionists.


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