Sumatra is the second largest island of the Republic of Indonesia. Sumatra Mandheling coffee although relatively rare is grown on the lofty volcanic slopes at altitudes of 2,500 to 5,000 feet.
Our suppliers of FTO Sumatra have used Fair Trade premiums to purchase agricultural tools (weed cutters, machetes, shovels and saws), and invest in environmental education and training (erosion, soil conservation and disposal of waste). Programs focusing on women’s empowerment are also prevalent, such as supporting women during their pregnancy by purchasing necessary medical tools. They have also made an effort to hire women to do manufacturing work in processing facilities as well as training in financial management.
Sumatra Coffee Cupping Notes
Strong cedar notes, consistent, balanced, sweet tobacco, winey, spicy, chocolate
Sumatra Coffee Evaluated: The natural drying method used in its production results in a very full body with a concentrated flavor, garnished with light herbal nuances and a spicy finish. The coffee has a low acidity and a richness that lingers on the back corners on your tongue. Notes of chocolate are evident in the finish.
Who Should Drink It:Those who value a deeper richer and versatile coffee with a wide range of aromatic expression, both in the small cup and in milk.