Sumatra Mandheling Organic FT Decaffeinated Swiss Water Process Arabica Raw Coffee Beans
Soft sweet balanced acidity, heavy body, fruit notes, hint of earth, sweet, herbal. Very nice roasted light to dark on it's own, and often used in blends.
Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company (SWP) is highly respected for Pioneering it's unique chemical free decaffeinating process and selecting excellent coffees that best maintain their Origin Characteristics.
Growers: Small holder farmers in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Region: Primarily Aceh, Northern Sumatra
Process: Traditional Sumatra Mandheling style
Traditional coffee processing in the Sumatra Mandheling region (not really so much a Region but a type of processing used) style involves a semi washed process where the skin and some of the fruit is removed with home made contraptions before initial drying in sacks. Then they remove the remaining fermented fruit through hand washing and spread the beans on the yellow clay ground or on sheets to dry. Then dry again somewhat after mechanically removing the parchment and another final drying before bagging. Thanks in part to growing in clay type soil, the fermenting fruit in the first drying phase, and the additional drying phase, good Mandheling coffees develop a faint earthy smell along with wonderful deep body, sweet balanced acidity, and lush fruit notes when processed well.
For the coffee Drinker Sumatra Mandheling coffees when done well present a smooth full body, sweetly balanced acidity, and lush fruity flavor distinct from any other coffee. Easily one of our favorite coffee growing Regions.