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Blue Sumatra (Mandheling Grade 1 – Fairtrade Organic)

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3a

£6.30£20.90

Blue Sumatra From the Gayo Highland of Aceh this wet processed, organically grown arabica is an outstanding coffee known for its complex sweet, earthy and spicy flavours with gentle finish.

Look out for it’s deep vibrant acidity, and notes of caramel and peach.

Our medium plus roast is perfect for espresso,aeropress and also for a deep rich cafetiere or filter cup.

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Description

The Blue Sumatra Coffee owes its name to the unusual blue hue of its raw beans. The beans we offer are from the northern Lake Toba region in Indonesia and are noted for their smooth texture, rich flavour, softness and mild acidity. The strength and endurance of its flavour make it perfect for milky coffee drinks.

Traditional coffee processing in the Sumatra Mandheling style “Giling Basah” (Wet Hulled) 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 still Wet parchment and another final drying before bagging. Thanks in part to growing in clay type soils (or volcanic depending on where in Central to North West Sumatra it grows), the fermenting fruit in the first drying phase, and the additional drying phase, good Mandheling coffees develop an Earthy smell and faint Earthy taste along with a wonderful deep body sweet balanced acidity and lush fruit notes when processed well.

For the discriminating Coffee Drinker Sumatra Mandheling coffees when done well presents a smooth full body, sweetly balanced acidity, and lush fruity flavour distinct from any other coffee on Earth.

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weight

0.227 kg, 0.454 kg, 0.908 kg

roast
3a

Medium to Dark Roast

body
4
flavour
4
Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 23 Reviews
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BJ
11/05/2021
Brian J.
GB GB
Superb Coffee

While it's nice to have a variety of coffees, this is the family's favourite.

CS
08/05/2021
Catherine S.
GB GB
Great quality and service as always!

Love this coffee! Worth paying a bit extra than supermarket coffee for the quality and supporting a local business too.

MR
06/04/2021
MARTIN R.
GB GB
Delicious coffee

Tried this when visiting son in LB and had to get some delivered to Cornwall. Very good especially for milk based coffee drinks as it has a bit of acidity to cut through the sweetness of the milk.

KH
15/03/2021
Katharina H.
GB GB
Earthy deliciousness

Very well ground (espresso ground) and excellent taste. Description fits the taste perfectly.

BS
26/02/2021
Bob S.
GB GB
Blue Samatra

Its an acquired taste for the passionate coffee lovers, once you get the grind right its so full of flavour pretty much as described by HoC

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