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Sumatra Mandheling - Gayo Mandiri - Tico Coffee Roasters

Sumatra Mandheling - Gayo Mandiri

herbal, cocoa, roasted nuts

$19.00 6 reviews

Sumatra coffees are famous for their peculiar flavor profile, low acidity, thick body, and rustic flavors that can often be described as earthy. Much of the flavor comes from the way Sumatra coffees are processed, the wet-hull method. The coffee is from family-owned farms organized around an export company called Gayo Mandiri Coffee, located in the Gayo highlands of the Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Gayo Mandiri Coffee is a family-owned export company that operates its own mill and collaborates with farmers to ensure greater earnings for the coffee producers through direct trade relationships.

Direct Trade

Farm: Gayo Mandiri Coffee Farmers
Country: Sumatra
Region: Bener Meriah Regency, Aceh District 
Varietal: Bourbon, Catimor, Typica
Altitude: 1000 to 1400 meters
Processing Method: Wet Hulled and sun dried


Roast Level: Medium Dark Roast Medium Dark Roast

The Cup: This coffee has flavors of cocoa and dark chocolate. There's a slight herbalness which is evenly matched by the smell of tobacco, roasted nuts and cedar. The cup has layered chocolate taste, licorice flavors, and a bold body.

Cup profile: herbal, cocoa, roasted nuts, full body

Brewing Suggestion
Stovetop Espresso
Fully Automatic Coffee Machine
Drip Filter
French Press
Café Latte
Café Americano

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David M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Sumatra coffee

I found that this coffee tasted much different than Latin American types (from Costa Rica and Brazil). I found that the Sumatra coffee was more citrus flavored and heavier, so I enjoyed the Santa Lucia more. Having said that, ordering the coffee couldn't be easier. I can choose quickly online, order immediately, and Tomas usually has my order available the next day for convenient pickup at their location in Campbell (near my home). I recommend trying several of their blends from around the world - to help you find your happy "coffee" place/source.

United States United States
Smooth and delicious

I love this coffee! I got my delivery last week but this was my first opportunity to brew a batch. I was unsure of how I would feel about it because it is a dull, medium brown bean. For the level of roast, I expected it to be shinier and darker. So I began to think this might be too light of a roast for me, but I was wrong. It is so smooth, low in acid, and the notes of caramel are prominent - one the qualities I enjoy most in a coffee. I'm thrilled! I also got two other roasts from Tico and can't wait to try them.

Wonderful Reco from Tico

Stopped by the shop for a reco, and Thomas suggested the Mandheling based on my previous purchases. This roast really grew on me. Most impressive was that when it I was about to run out, I purchased another well known roasters beans (Tico unavailable) and did a side-by-side with a friend. Really no comparison. The competitor beans just didn't have the broad palate of flavors in the Mandheling. Really appreciated how chocolaty and rich the the Tico beans were by comparison (and even in comparison to other Sumatra coffees).