dry spice, dark plum, gooseberry
Lake Toba, North Sumatra
Varietal: Bergendahl, Djember, Ateng, Java
Processing: Giling Basah
Altitude: 1000-1400 MASL
Most of the coffee in Indonesia is processed by wet hulling, or giling basah. Smallholders pick their crop and pulp and wash the seeds, but only partially dry them before selling to exporters
This coffee is named for the Mandheling, the Indonesian ethnic group that is most involved in coffee production in the South Tapanuli region.
This lot comes from a mix of cultivars, with a prominent mix of old growth Sumatra Typica plants, it has classic Sumatran earthiness, but a delicate fruity acidity and lots of sweetness.