Tasting notes: cocoa, herbal, roasted nuts
Roast Level: Medium Dark Roast
Sumatra Mandheling is Indonesian coffee that are famous for their peculiar flavor profile, low acidity, thick body, and rustic flavors that can often be described as earthy. Much of the flavor comes from the way Sumatra coffees are processed, the wet-hull method. This is when the hull and husk are removed at a greater moisture level, requiring a special machine strong enough to handle this type of processing. This method is utilized in very humid environments.
The Sensational Shih Tzu coffee is from family-owned farms organized around an export company called Gayo Mandiri Coffee, located in the Gayo highlands of the Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Gayo Mandiri Coffee is a family-owned export company that operates its own mill and collaborates with farmers to ensure greater earnings for the coffee producers through direct trade relationships.
This coffee has cocoa and rich dark chocolate flavors with an exotic herbalness which is evenly matched by the smell of tobacco, roasted nuts and cedar. The cup has layered chocolate taste, licorice flavors, and a bold body that will leave you wanting more.
Region: Bener Meriah Regency, Aceh District
Farm: Gayo Mandiri Coffee Farmers
Varietal: Bourbon, Catimor, Typica
Elevation: 1000 to 1400 meters
Processing Method: Wet hulled and sun dried