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Sumatra Mandheling

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Classic Sumatra: low acid, earthy, flashes of bitter with sweet, bourbon-like complexity, smooth, rich, not musty, great lingering aftertaste.  This is grade 1 Sumatra,  Fair Trade Organic.  A good helping of earthy tones with deep body, complexity, and smoky characteristic.  Sumatra coffee is inherently one of the easiest to roast; it is very forgiving and has so much body that you get a decent cup no matter what you do to it. The classic dirty flavor is largely because of the way the beans are processed after being picked. However, this is the process that the world has come to like and associate with classic Sumatran, so the co-ops continue to process it in old school techniques.   I like it roasted about 40 seconds into second cracks (20 seconds into rolling 2nds) where you get a rich dark dessert coffee, but you can go darker still, and you can certainly go lighter. It’s really hard to produce a “bad roast” of Sumatra. Light roasts have a tart fruitiness and medium roasts have a sweet mellow note and dark roasts have a syrupy richness. Blend different roast levels together to produce an alluring melenge. Put it in your espresso to give it body. Drink it all day and don’t worry about heartburn — it’s very low acid.  This is brand new 2015 crop.  This is probably not the lot we will run with for the rest of 2015, but we are waiting for a few more lots to come in and pick a great one.  The problem is that the organic lots are all coming in tasting very clean, and we're having trouble finding that classic earthy taste.  So this one is not as earthy as I would like, but it is "good enough" and doesn't disappoint. 

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Sumatra Mandheling

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