The rich semi-sweet chocolate of a darker roast, paired with a refreshing bite of cucumber— a winning combination.
Mandheling is named after the Mandailing people in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, the result of some long-ago miscommunication, as Mandheling coffee is not actually produced in this region. Sumatran coffee is known for its full body, low acidity, and earthy flavors, mostly as a result of a processing technique that leaves beans with a higher moisture content.
The best Sumatras are smooth, complex, and romantic, with just a touch of zaniness, like the cucumber flavor in this beautiful example. Enjoy!