|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$13.75/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2011|
Blind Assessment: Moist composting leaves (or maybe moist, composting rose petals) layered with a fermenty, brandyish dark chocolate in this richly pleasing but slightly bitterish traditional Sumatra. Gently tart, floral-toned acidity; silky/syrupy mouthfeel.
Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. 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. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee explains its motto, “Uncommon and Uncompromised.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: The Sumatra earth and fruit character is a bit over the top here but most people who buy Sumatras are looking for energy over elegance anyhow.