SUMATRA MANDHELING - Medium-Dark Roast Coffee
SUMATRA MANDHELING - Medium-Dark Roast Coffee
SUMATRA MANDHELING - Medium-Dark Roast Coffee
Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1 Medium Dark Roast Coffee Tasting Profile

SUMATRA MANDHELING - Medium-Dark Roast Coffee


Here at Redber we only Roast to Order - All of our coffees are fresh and never stored!

Full-bodied, syrupy body combined with muted acidity makes an elegant exotic cup. 

What you need to know...

  • Flavours - herbal, chocolate, clean earthy, woody notes, spicy
  • Aroma - slightly earthy
  • Body - syrupy, full-bodied
  • Acidity - low

Perfect for...

Espressos and milky drinks such as cappuccinos, flat whites and lattes!

The finer details... 

  • Region: Batak, 
  • Altitude: 800 to 1,500 m above the sea level
  • Variety: Catimor, Typica
  • Harvest Period: June - December
  • Processed Method: Giling Basah (wet-hulled), sunried

Many of the Indonesian islands were formed by volcanoes. They are therefore mountainous and have rich soil that is ideal for growing coffee. Some of the world's famous coffees are grown on the islands of the Malay Archipelago: Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi. Approximately 15% of all the coffee grown in Indonesia is Arabica. 

Sumatra Mandheling coffee is grown on volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser near port Padang in the Black region (west-central Sumatra). 

A unique traditional Sumatran process - Giling Basah, gives the coffee a great body and flavour, garnished with herbal nuances and a spicy finish. The process involves hulling the parchment off the bean at about 50% moisture content, whereas most of other processes hull coffee at around 10-12% moisture content. This process also gives the green beans a signature dark colour. 
The Grade 1 - Triple-Picked is hand-picked three times for defects. This results in a very consistent cup including only cherries at optimum ripeness. 

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steve g.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Bronze medal

I just reviewed Old Brown Java which is my favourite coffee from Redber. My next favourite is the currently unobtainable Papua New Guinea Elimbari and this Sumatra Mandheling is third in my pecking order. They are similar in many respects being earthy and low acid coffees but my pecking order reflects the nuances and characterfulness of each variety. I have been drinking Mandheling all week, happily, but today I have OBJ and more is definitely more. Still five stars though.

Paul R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
First Class

As usual a first class coffee from a first class company. I have used Redber for many years and have nothing but praise for the coffee and service.

Pim D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
5 *****

Friendly staff especially Sadie , very kind

Daryll C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great Coffee

Good taste not too bitter, would have preferred a touch stronger.

Anthony R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Low acidity

That is the key to excellence. Will buy more. But I am the only consumer here, so it's a slow process.