SUMATRA MANDHELING GR1 DP
(DUE DECEMBER 2022) Rainforest alliance
Out of the thousands of islands that shape the Indonesian archipelago, only a few have the right conditions to grow coffee, and one of them is Sumatra. One particular feature of Sumatra coffee is the processing, which has a direct impact on the characteristics of the bean. Most of these coffees undergo what is called a semi-washed process or Giling Basah in Bahasa Indonesia language. Another common term in the Sumatran preparation is Double Picking (DP) or Triple picked (TP) which means that beans are hand-picked twice or three times for defects.
Region: Batak Region of West-Central Sumatra, Aceh
Growing Altitude: 1,100–1,500 masl
Botanical Varieties: Catimor, Typica
Harvest Period: June–December
Processing: Wet Hulling. Semi-Washed, Sun-Dried.
farm overview and history
Sumatra Mandheling is grown on the slopes of Mount Leuser, a volcano near the port of Padang, in the Batak area of Aceh. The Leuser Range is said to be home to one of the most ancient and bio-rich ecosystems on the planet. Mandheling coffees are named in honor of the Mandailing people, an ethnic group in the Batak area who go by this second spelling.
Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, and Sumatra is the second largest of these. The islands were formed by volcanic activity, and their mineral-rich soil—fortified with volcanic ash and diverse plant life—have helped to make Indonesia's coffees among the most famous and celebrated around the world. (Sulawesi and Java, which follow Sumatra in land mass, are also spectacular—and perhaps often lumped together in the public conception of "Sumatra.")