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As coffee growers and lovers, Indonesians are blessed with unique and delicious coffee varieties. From this very eastern point of the Old World, Indonesian coffee spread to the Arab world, to America, to Western Europe, and beyond.
In addition, many islands in Indonesia are surrounded by volcanoes. Therefore, Indonesia is rich in mountains and rich fertile soil making it ideal for growing coffee.
It’s no wonder that some of the most famous coffees in the world are grown in the Malay Indonesian archipelago: Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Java. About 15% of all coffee grown in Indonesia is Arabica. Sumatra is the second-largest island in the Republic of Indonesia.
History of Indonesian Coffee
In the history of Indonesian coffee, the area that was first planted with Arabica coffee was Pakantan Village, Mandailing Natal. No wonder then that Mandailing Natal has become a well-known quality Arabica coffee producer.
In Sambang Banyak Jae Ulu Pungud Village, there are many coffee plantations that are tens or even hundreds of years old which are believed to have a connection with this history. Sumatran Mandheling coffee is grown on the slopes of the volcanic Mount Leuser near the port of Padang in the Balak region, west-central Sumatra.
The coffee tree was originally brought to Indonesia in the early 19th century by the Dutch, who tried to destroy the worldwide Arab monopoly for coffee cultivation. In recent years, Indonesian coffee has dominated the world coffee market. But by the end of this century, the coffee disease had completely destroyed the crop.
The coffee tree was successfully replanted and quickly gained a large share of the world market until the plantation was hit again during World War II. “Mandailing”, spelled here correctly, is technically an ethnic group in Indonesia, not an area, as are the Bataks.
History of the Word Mandheling
The word Mandheling itself is the mention of foreigners to the word Mandailing, which is one of the names of the tribe in North Sumatra. If it’s a little elongated, it’s Mandailing Natal (Madina). Mandhelinga is the name of a district in North Sumatra.
Sumatran Mandheling Coffee
Sumatran Mandheling Coffee is one of the four common types of Arabica coffee. While most coffees are named after the growing region or country, Mandheling coffee is named after the Mandailing people who traditionally grow and process coffee beans in the Tapanuli region.
Mandheling coffee grows at elevations of up to 5,000 feet and as low as 2,500 feet above sea level near Padang in west-central Indonesia. Later, the news spread to Japan, and then his name got stuck when traders started asking about purchasing Mandheling coffee from Sumatra.
The unique method used in its production produces a very inherent taste with a distinctive aroma, decorated with herbal nuances and a spicy flavor. Giling Basah, the name for the traditional Sumatran process, involves grinding parchment from beans with a moisture content of about 50%.
In comparison, most other coffee hull processes are around 10-12% humidity. This unique process from Sumatra generates the trademark signature flavor profile (low acidity and richness that stays behind the palate) and gives a green with a signature, hands a green tint.
Mandailing Coffee Profile
- Type: Arabica
- Body: Full
- Flavor: Soil, Tobacco, & Strong
- Acidity: Low
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