Region – Indonesia
Origin – Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia
Location at Origin – Bies Village, Bies Baru Sub District, Central Aceh
Farm/Farmer Information – Burni Bies
Name of Family at Farm – Alamsyah
Grade – Sumatra Aceh Gayo Grade 1
Processing Method – Semi Washed
Altitude – 1,300 to 1,600 meters
Plant Varietal – Ateng, Bergendal, Jember
Multi Ethnic Community of Farmers – Gayonese, Batak, Padang, and Java
Total Surface Area – 730 hectares of land 1000 family of farmers
Cupping Notes – Spice, Earthy Cedar-Wood, Green Peppers, with a Fruity Fragrance, Medium to Full Body, very slight Hints of Pleasant Dark Fruit with Lingering Sweet and Dark-Chocolate-after-Taste.
Very representative of what the Indonesian growing regions can accomplish very low acidity, full bodied, excellent choice for those seeking a low acid coffee. Hailing from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Mandheling high grown beans are considered to be amongst the regions finest. A staple of coffee shops across the country. Sumatra is famously smooth and rich with an earthy and chocolaty flavor. Ideal as a dessert coffee or for those who avoid high acid coffees.
Sumatra is one of the great romance coffees of the world. It is not simply that the Indonesian island of Sumatra embodies a Conradian romance of the unfamiliar. When it is at its best the coffee itself suggests intrigue, with its complexity, its weight without heaviness, and an acidity that resonates deep inside the heart of coffee, enveloped in richness, rather than confronting the palate the moment we lift the cup. Sumatra Lintong an Mandheling. This praise applies mainly to the finest of the traditional Arabica coffees of northern Sumatra. Lintong properly describes only coffees grown in a relatively small region just southwest of Lake Toba in the Kecamatan or District of Lintognihuta. Small plots of coffee are scattered over a high, undulating plateau of fern covered clay. The coffee is grown without shade, but also without chemicals of any kind, and almost entirely by small holders. Mandheling is a more comprehensive designation, referring both to Lintong coffees and to coffees grown under similar conditions in the regency of Diari, north of Lake Tabo. The Sumatra Gayo Mountain cooperative uses the large mill near Takengon meticulously processing the beans following international standards and is certified organic by a Dutch agency. Coffee from this mill is more uniform in flavor than can be generally otherwise found in Sumatra.