Parisi Artisan Coffee
Sumatra Mandheling Washed
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Toba or Mandheling growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$13.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2013|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, delicate but lively. Honeysuckle, candied walnut, hints of chocolate and moist pipe tobacco. Quiet, round acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Clean, flavor-saturated finish.
Notes: Mandheling is a growing region surrounding Lake Toba in North Sumatra. This coffee is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, however, rather than the traditional type of wet-hulled coffee associated with the Mandheling name. Parisi Artisan Coffee is the specialty coffee division of Parisi Brothers Specialty Foods, a family-owned business involved in many aspects of the food and beverage industry, including manufacturing, importing and distributing of a wide variety of specialty foods. Visit www.parisicoffee.com or call 816-842-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Admirers of the traditional Sumatra profile will find very little of it here, but they will find a quietly complex and gently balanced cup.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2013 tasting report: Better and Better: Sumatras 2013