Smallholders from Aceh, Sumatra. combine to produce this coffee - expect a bold, full body, with sweetness throughout and a peppery finish.
Located near Tingkem in the Regency of Bener Meriah, the co-operative compromises of 400 farmers spread over 450 hectares who grow their coffee in the rich and fertile volcanic loam soils which are comprised of a mixture of sand, silt and clay. This soil type combined with the climate allows for the perfect growing conditions of coffee giving the rich and full-bodied, spicy and smokey coffees associated with the region. The Mandheling coffee represents all Arabica coffee in this area and the name derives from the Mandailing people who produce coffee in the Tapanuli region.
|ALTITUDE||1,100 - 1,450masl|
|VARIETAL||Typica, Red Caturra, Tim Tim|
|OWNERS||Bener Meriah Farmer Group|
|NOTES||Chocolate, Pink Peppercorn, Sweet Tobacco|
Notes from the team:
Indonesia will always have a soft spot in our hearts. Our journey started by meeting coffee farmers in Sumatra, before we'd even laid hands on a roaster for the first time!⠀
Many Sumatran coffees (including this one) go through a process called Giling Basah, which gives them a real depth of character. In this case, there are prominent spicy notes, with a vibrant hit of blackcurrant that we pick up on from time to time. Opening a tub of Bener Meriah in the roastery is like opening a bottle of Ribena!