Fair Trade Organic Sumatra Mandheling
To those of you midwest and east coast folks who are buried in an extremely cold winter, we’re wishing we had a bit of that over here in Northern California. Instead, we’ve had another week of unneeded but glorious sunshine. I was doing the paper goods order an hour ago, and I couldn’t believe how low we were on our cold drink cups. Why not order a mocha freeze when it’s 70 degrees outside? Especially when it comes with a mountain of our homemade whipped cream!
I’ve been drinking this Fair Trade Organic Sumatra at home all week. It’s one of my favorite coffees: full-bodied, low in acidity, bold and nutty with a touch of earthiness. It is such a comforting coffee for me–all the flavors that I love in coffee. It is so fresh that the aroma almost leaps at me when I open the bag.
If you’re a lover of an Indonesian flavor profile, you’ll love this Sumatran. It is grown in the highlands, and the name Mandheling in this case designates neither a region nor a grade, but instead the ethnicity of the people who grow it. They have been growing coffee so long here that the coffee has taken on the name of the growers. That’s a pretty good testament to the longevity of this region.
We had fun this week demonstrating our Hario Syphon brewer. It seems like a science experiment as you heat up the water in the bottom half, wait for it to expand and travel to the upper portion, and then extinguish the flame so that the brewed coffee finishes in the bottom decanter. I had not used one in a while, and most of our employees had never used one, so we all enjoyed the process. It’s a spectacle for sure.
This week you can try this Fair Trade Organic Sumatra Mandheling on us by using the code bottom decanter*. You can also find it on sale here. Enjoy the sunshine, but do your best rain dance too. Cheers!
*Code good for one free 12 ounce cup of Fair Trade Organic Sumatra Mandheling. Code expires on 1.30.14. Limit one free cup per customer please. Valid only at Carolines Coffee Roasters, 128 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA. Code/Offer has no cash value.