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Sumatra Mandheling Single Origin Wholebean – 227g

8.00

Coffees from Sumatra are well known for their distinct flavour characteristics, influenced by volcanic terroir and unique processing methods. Their low acidity and complex flavour profiles have made coffee from this region special and highly sought after.

Process : Wet Hulled

Varietal : Catimor, Typica

Cup : Consistent notes of chocolate, cedar, sweet tobacco and spice notes, along with mild winey acidity and creamy body.

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Description

Coffee House Lane is the home of Ireland’s first coffee!

In 1690, Coffee House Lane, an actual lane in Waterford which was adjacant to the then busy trading port of Waterford, boasted what is long believed to be Ireland’s first ever coffee house. Green coffee was traded at the port, then roasted, brewed and sold at John Aikenhead’s Coffee House – on Coffee House Lane.

Mark Bergin of Coffee House Lane tells us that ‘Our Coffee House Lane range is not just inspired by the name but also by the ethos of coffee roasing and brewing back in 1690. This ethos is the cornerstone of our own business – we select only the finest quality coffee beans from all over the world and roast them in small batches in our Toper Roaster as seen on the front of our coffee packs’

This Grade 1 triple picked Arabica is Sumatra Mandheling, grown on the lofty volcanic slopes of Mount Leuser near the port of Padang in the Balak region of west-central Sumatra, at altitudes of 2,500 to 5,000 ft.

The natural drying method used in it’s production results in a very full body with a concentrated flavour, garnished with herbal nuances and a spicy finish. The coffee has a low acidity and a richness that lingers on the back corners of your tongue. Notes of chocolate are evident in the finish.

Coffee trees were originally brought to Indonesia in the early 19th century by the Dutch who sought to break the world-wide Arabic monopoly on the cultivation of coffee. Within a few years, Indonesian coffee dominated the world’s coffee market. Yet by the end of the century, disease completely destroyed the crop. Coffee trees were successfully replanted and quickly gained a large share of the world market until the plantations were ravaged again during World War II.

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