CP Select Sumatra Mandheling
Flavor Notes: cocoa, grapefruit with citric acidity, heavy mouthfeel and a tobacco aftertaste
9/2020 Updated Name from Sumatra Mandheling TP to CP Select Sumatra Mandehling. The reason for this change is that the for the incoming crops we will be moving back to a Double Picked (DP) with the most similar flavor notes. We were unhappy with the Triple Picked (TP) options on the cupping table. Therefore, this coffee is a better fit to be put under our CP branding, which allows us some flexibility in order to maintain a consistent flavor profile.
This Sumatran coffee is either Double (DP) or Triple Picked (TP) for defects. This is an quality control measure that refers to the number of times this coffee has been hand-sorted for defects.
You'll find a sweet, clean profile that has a high cup quality.
- Origin: Indonesia
- Region: Sumatra, Aceh
- Farm: Multiple Smallholder Farms
- Variety: Abysinnia, Ateng, Bor Bor, Catimor, Timor Hybrid
- Altitude: 3281 -5906 feet
- Process: wet hulled, double/triple picked
- Harvest: October - June
- Certifications: n/a
The Sumatra Mandheling TP coffee captures the classic characteristics of a Sumatran coffee. You will find this to be a balance of sweetness with the earthy, herbaceous, and savory notes that are common to coffees from this region.
By the way... What's CP Select? Well, coffee is a yearly crop and much like wine, some crops really sing. While all Specialty Coffee farmers do their best and many farms are extremely consistent, sometimes the magic moves around. On our menu you'll see a number of farms called out by name; La Minita, Kauai Coffee, La Torcaza and others with established records for high quality and consistency. But you'll also see a number of choices we call CP Select. CP Select choices are instances where things need to change in order to stay the same. And that's where we're a little different.
Our CP Select choices like our Estate choices are chosen for their high quality in combination with choosing for consistency from order to order. That's for you. This can be an important element when you've found a type of coffee you love or a certain blend you've created that you want to maintain. Perfection is a difficult goal but we do strive for that ongoing level of quality and consistency in each CP Select choice; that its same as possible each time you order. While those CP Select coffees do lose their bag to bag pedigrees as we source our beans different farms as we search for our choices. They do carry our brand on the site, that's our seal of approval as a CP Select choice. Familiarity and consistency order to order. Our philosophy in the beans menu is one of "jewels and jeans." We absolutely have jewels such as Cup of Excellence beans and many other extraordinary Rock Stars of coffee. And, we also offer super high quality "blue jeans" of coffee; familiar, comfortable, worry-free, trustworthy, high-quality daily drivers. These are our CP Select beans. Equal quality chosen for repeat orders.