5 lbs. Sumatra Mandheling GR1 DP Natural 100% Arabica Fresh Green, Raw Coffee Beans - RhoadsRoast Coffees & Importers
5 lbs. Sumatra Mandheling GR1 DP Natural 100% Arabica Fresh Green, Raw Coffee Beans - RhoadsRoast Coffees & Importers
5 lbs. Sumatra Mandheling GR1 DP Natural 100% Arabica Fresh Green, Raw Coffee Beans - RhoadsRoast Coffees & Importers
5 lbs. Sumatra Mandheling GR1 DP Natural 100% Arabica Fresh Green, Raw Coffee Beans - RhoadsRoast Coffees & Importers
5 lbs. Sumatra Mandheling GR1 DP Natural 100% Arabica Fresh Green, Raw Coffee Beans - RhoadsRoast Coffees & Importers
5 lbs. Sumatra Mandheling GR1 DP Natural 100% Arabica Fresh Green, Raw Coffee Beans - RhoadsRoast Coffees & Importers

5 lbs. Sumatra Mandheling GR1 DP Natural 100% Arabica Fresh Green, Raw Coffee Beans

Regular price $35.15
  • Sumatra Mandheling ranks in the top tier of distinctive coffees of the world. 
  • Roast Recommendations: City+ to Full City are incredibly complex and still on the clean side for Sumatra; beyond Full City+ to Vienna builds a matrix of earth-toned chocolate flavors.
  • It is complex, has weight without heaviness, and a deeply resonate acidity not initially apparent.
  • It is earthy, tangy, bitter-sweet with an aggressive musty twist. Clean, dark chocolate, black cherry notes.
  • Great for darker roasts...this Sumatra makes an interesting, and intense espresso shot as well: deep earthy sweetness, viscous body, and strong cocoa finish. It makes a deep, savory, satisfying cup at various personal taste levels!

Just to clarify -- the "GR1 DP" It simply means Grade 1 (highest) and Dry Processed (sun dried with the fruit around the bean which is later removed mechanically). The dry processing imparts a over ripe fruity sweetness to the cup. The beans are grown at elevations ranging from 3,200 to 6,000 feet. Most fertilization is done with organic matter because of the high cost of imported fertilizers. This grade 1 Sumatra Mandheling is double picked. Full body. Low Acidity. Long, memorable finish. Environmental Factors: Shade grown Flavor Traits: Earth, leather, ripe stone fruit, dark chocolate and deep red wine tones. Growing Conditions: Shade grown, picked by hand, sun dried Hardness of the Bean: Hard. Will handle dark roasting well. Processing: Dry, or Natural. Sumatra Mandheling ranks in the top tier of distinctive coffees of the world. It is complex, has weight without heaviness, and a deeply resonate acidity not initially apparent. It is earthy, tangy, bitter-sweet with an aggressive musty twist. Great for darker roasts. Don't cull out the odd looking beans--they are normal for dry processing and add to the complexity of the cup. It makes a deep, savory, satisfying cup. As with other dry processed coffees, expect this Mandheling to roast a bit unevenly, but again, ignore the inconsistency to experience the full impact of this outstanding coffee. The color change in the Mandheling is slow during the roast, so there is somewhat of a tendency to roast it a bit darker than perhaps you mean to. Just be aware of it. To allow the deep rich flavor and body to develop, allow the coffee to rest for at least 24 hours after roasting.

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Very familiar bean and of very good quality

"Bright" (citrus without being acidic?) smell and flavor with a cherry note (largely aromatic,) and nothing surprising in the finish (which I consider a good thing,) which has a certain richness that is perfect for any preparation method.

Though I say I'm familiar with Sumatra beans I really haven't roasted or had them since I started drinking coffee with an espresso machine, about 17 years ago; and it wasn't because I haven't liked such coffee, rather I was always trying different beans, and when I was done roasting, it is fairly close to how I remember (Sumatra coffee has a certain aroma and character that seems unique for some reason.) The flavor is similar to what I recall of Jamaican 'Blue Mountain' though with a brighter tone, and maybe it's just because it's an island coffee which has more volcanic soil?

Since I tend to make espresso, the crema is fairly nice and it's not too overpowering nor too bitter, so it might be one of the more ideal beans for espresso, and since it has a sweet profile it could blend very well with anything you could mix it with; and the more I consider it, an iced coffee variant wouldn't be bad to experiment with.

This roasted consistent using a stovetop method with a little over a pound in a batch within 25 minutes using intermediate heat for consistency. I stopped shy of a full city roast after the "second crack," and in that state the beans are not oily. They have very little chaff and are some of the cleanest beans I've come across.

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5 lbs. Sumatra Mandheling GR1 DP Natural 100% Arabica Fresh Green, Raw Coffee Beans

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Not tried yet.

I have not yet run out of my previous order.


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