|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Mandheling growing region, North Sumatra Province, Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||January 2005|
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 cafes. Visit www.stumptowncoffee.com or call 503-230-7797 for more info.
Who Should Drink It : A classic West-Coast Sumatra: deep, bittersweet, full-bodied.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2005 tasting report: Now More Than Ever: Traditional Coffees of Sumatra and Sulawesi