Sumatra Mandheling


(2 customer reviews)

Flavour Notes

Prune, Spice, Dark Fruit

Recommended Brewing Methods

Espresso 17g/38g 27 Seconds








1200m – 1800m

Sumatra Mandheling Coffee

This is a glorious single origin coffee, with a complex array of flavours that combine to produce an outstanding, strong cup.With a heavy, syrupy body there is a sweet chocolate hint that comes through the earthy rich notes. This coffee is perfect black to showcase the spicy aroma, however try in the morning through a stove top for a real eye-opener. It’s bold flavour is sure to wake you up. Although Mandheling is not a growing region, it is the name of an ethnic group that live on the island.

The History of Coffee in Sumatra, Indonesia

In 1696 the Malabar governor sent an Arabica coffee bean to the governor of Jakarta. However, flooding caused the growth of this seed to fail. The second shipment in 1699 was a success and this was how coffee was introduced to Indonesia. The plants flourished and the first export from Indonesia was in 1711. In 1850 Arabica coffee was planted in many areas across Indonesia, with Sumatra being one of them. By the 1920s Robusta beans had also been introduced to this region.

Sumatra Mandheling Facts
Sumatra is a large Indonesian island which is known for its tropical climate, diverse wildlife and spectacular volcanos. It is home to just over 50 million people and is a part of the Sunda Islands. Many of the islands in Indonesia were formed by the fusing of several volcanoes. These volcanic soils offer a high nutrient soil which is ideal for growing great coffee.
Reviews & Ratings

2 reviews for Sumatra Mandheling

  1. Dave

    Just opened a kilo of these beans. Tried an Americano, yum very nice indeed, the flavour description is fairly accurate.

  2. Helen S

    When my coffee arrives from A&R it’s always a tough decision which bag to open first! This time I went for the Sumatra Mandheling, a new one for me. As usual I wasn’t disappointed. Very smooth and chocolately with just the right amount of spice to balance it. Great coffee.

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