Sumatra Mandheling WP Decaf

Caramel and molasses roast sweetness, rustic earth and forest notes, medium body. Full City+
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  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate No
Region Indonesia & SE Asia
Grade 1
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations Full City to Full City+.
Weight 1 LB
This is another coffee that originated with an excellent Sumatra lot brought into the U.S., and then was sent to water-process decaffeinator in Mexico. I cupped quite a few Fair Trade, Organic and FTO lots to pick out this one, which is a standard Grade One Mandheling that survived the decaffeination process with a lot of good origin flavor intact. The results are impressive; not so much when the cup is hot (perhaps it loses a step on the non-decaf Sumatra in this respect), but as it cools. It has great espresso use to create low-caf or decaf blends with body and depth. I like it as a straight decaf espresso too when roasted about 20 seconds into 2nd crack. It is very much a Sumatra cup profile but a bit cleaner and less earthy than its non-decaf Mandheling counterpart. It certainly beats than pants off any SWP Sumatra I have cupped this year.