Sumatra, Gayo Mountain

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This organic, fair trade Sumatran coffee is grown at an elevation of 2,500 - 5,000 feet in the northern region of Aceh on this Indonesian island and bought from the Rahmat Kinara co-op of smallholder farmers.

The unique process of converting Sumatran coffee cherries from a fruit to a dry green bean produces a low acid coffee with flavors that can vary cup to cup and reflect its lush tropical Indonesian island origins. We compliment these qualities with a roast that is a touch darker than medium, bringing the complexity of this surprising coffee into full focus. The result is an earthy, smoky coffee with a hint of spice and cocoa. 

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Origin: Sumatra

Certifications: fair trade, organic

Roast profile: dark roast

Tasting notes: molasses + smoky cocoa

(Tasting notes are not added flavors. They describe qualities we identify in the coffee. None of our coffees have added flavors or ingredients.)

Processing method: wet hulled, sun dried

Elevation: 2,500 - 5,000 feet

Varieties/Cultivars: typica and catimor

Recommended Brewing: French press, drip

Acidity: low

Body: above average

Sweetness: low

All of our coffee is roasted-to-order. We are currently in production and shipping Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Orders placed after noon on Wednesday will roast and ship the following Tuesday. We cannot accommodate rush orders at this time. We have gift certificates available if you need to send a gift asap!

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  • 5
    They have raised the bar!

    Posted by Dennis Lang on Oct 28th 2020

    This Sumatran is AMAZING... it has truly opened my eyes (in more ways than three) to coffees of this region, but more importantly, how BGC roasts and handles their coffees translates into consist high flavor profiles. My saved favorites is expanding as I branch out and try other roasts by BGC! I highly recommend this roast!

  • 5

    Posted by Heather on Jan 2nd 2017

    I've ordered Sumatra Mandheling several times and it is clearly one of our favorites! I love the low acid, rich, full taste. It is better than the big coffee roasters and coffee shop retailers. Love it so much - going to place another order now!

  • 5
    Bold and smooth

    Posted by jen on Dec 20th 2016

    The roast and the flavor of the coffee is amazing. Strong taste but not acidic. It's a great cup of coffee.

  • 5
    Best dark roast coffee around

    Posted by Datura, R. Szanyiolmi on Nov 28th 2016

    I love rich dark coffee and your Sumatra is roasted to perfection for a perfect cup

  • 5
    Best dark roast coffee around

    Posted by Datura, R. Szanyi on Oct 11th 2016

    I love rich dark roast coffee and your Sumatra is now my favorite

  • 5
    Sumatra Manhelding

    Posted by Roberta Szanyi2442 on Jul 22nd 2016

    It's probably my favourite coffee and getting it shipped as soon as it's roasted, makes it even better!

  • 5
    Smooth Dark Roast

    Posted by Karen S on Mar 22nd 2016

    I generally tend to prefer medium roasts, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the Sumatra Mandheling medium/dark roast. It has a nice, strong flavor without being overwhelming. I'm so glad I have the single origin subscription because I might not have ordered this on my own and would have missed out!