Parisi Artisan Coffee

Sumatra Mandheling Washed

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Origin: Lake Toba or Mandheling growing region, northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $13.50/12 ounces

Review Date: June 2013

Agtron: 58/72

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

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.


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

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