Jason C Yang Beverage Expert Enterprise

Golden Mandheling

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Origin: Mandheling growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NT $800/16 ounces

Review Date: June 2013

Agtron: 58/78

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet; unusual aromatics: honey, star fruit, candied pecan, orange zest, a hint of pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Brightly expansive acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweetly peppery, zesty finish.


Mandheling is a term variously used to describe a growing region surrounding Lake Toba in North Sumatra Province and a traditional type of wet-hulled coffee associated with that region. Beverage Enterprise is a Taipei-based roaster with thirty-seven years of experience in roasting and importing high-quality green coffees into Taiwan and China. Email: yangmba@hotmail.com.Call +886-936886623 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The Sumatra wet-hulled profile takes on a sweet yet zesty, peppery character in this fine lighter-roasted variation on the style.

This review originally appeared in the June, 2013 tasting report: Better and Better: Sumatras 2013

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