Sumatra Mandheling coffee although relatively rare is grown on the lofty volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser near the port of Padang in the Batak region of west-central Sumatra, at altitudes of 2,500 to 5,000 feet.
The natural drying method used in its production results in a very full body with earthy, red wine like nuances. This coffee has a low acidity and a slight chocolatey richness that lingers on your tongue.
Fair Trade premiums to purchase agricultural tools, and invest in environmental education and training. 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.