Sumatra Mandheling Light Roast by First Colony Coffee & Teas Review |
  • First Colony Coffee & Teas

    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Sumatra Mandheling Light Roast

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

Blind Assessment: Delicately rich and comfortably round, dominated by a winy ferment that reads as spice, mango, chocolate and cedar in the aroma, cocoa and spice in the cup. Rich finish with only the slightest tickle of astringency.

Notes: Mandheling is the traditional market name for coffee grown in the region around Lake Toba in north-central Sumatra. First Colony Coffee and Teas was founded in 1902, making it one of the oldest continuously operating small-batch coffee roasters in United States. Visit or call 800-466-8555 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy the ambiguous complexity of fermented fruit.


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