Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1 by Stumptown Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters

    Portland, Oregon
  • Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1

Roast: Dark Review Date: January 2005
Origin: Mandheling growing region, North Sumatra Province, Sumatra, Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Deeply and opulently sweet, big-bodied, with a bracing, bitter edge of spice, herb and cedar. The cup reveals undercurrents of wine-toned fruit. The short finish is rich, the long leaves us with a slight astringent saltiness.

Notes: Mandheling is the traditional market name for coffee grown in the region around Lake Toba in north-central Sumatra. Stumptown Coffee is a small-batch premium roasting company that wholesales its coffees as well as serves them in French press format in its three Portland cafýs. Visit or call 503-230-7797 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: A classic West-Coast Sumatra: deep, bittersweet, full-bodied.


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