What’s Sumatra Mandheling? Though Sumatra Mandheling is grown on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Mandheling you can have it here in the Twin Cities/ Minneapolis/ St. Paul. Known as much for its smooth, full body (mouthfeel) as its rich, complex taste. Sumatra Mandheling tasting notes often describe it as earthy and intense with an herbal aroma, unique to the region and not found in South American or African coffees. The flavor of the coffee develops well because of the rich volcanic soil and tropical climate, despite not being very high altitude. You don’t have to go too high you can access it here in the Twin Cities.
Although Mandheling coffees are dry processed, the method includes washing the dried husk of the coffee cherry (fruit) in hot water which provides a more uniform appearance of the coffee beans than typical dry processed green coffee beans and likely contributes to the coffee’s fine flavor.