Product Details

Sumatra Mandheling Decaf Co2

Cup profile and tasting notes

Smooth spicy earthiness, undertones of dark chocolate - nice clean finish and clean aftertaste. A nice full flavour full bodied decaf.

Coffee Sumatran Mandheling Decaf
Farm Smallholder Coffee Farmers
Variety Ateng / Bergendahl / Catimor / Djember / Java
Process Semi Washed
Altitude 1800 - 2200 masl
Owner Smallholder Coffee Farmers
City/Town Various Small Villages
Region Lake Takengon (aka Lake Tawar)
Country Sumatra
Certification Co2 Decaf


Average rating

from 8 reviews
Showing 8 of 8 reviews
John harris

Great coffee very well balance the smell of chocolate from the beans is very pleasant. I have tried a few different decaf beans here and this is my favourite by far

Steven Fettner
Our new favorite. Lovely cup. Smooth and tasty. Don't use anything fancy to make it but it works.
Peter Tyler
I have been using your decaff for a few years now, and this one probably is my all time favourite. Additionally gratifying is the admiration it gets from my "oh no, I like it with caff" friends. The lingering taste of my early morning cup is a daily pleasure - done in one of those stove-top espresso things, with just a little warmed semi-s milk. Hi Peter - yep this is a really nice decaf - quite full on for a decaf...
Karen Baker
Whilst this is not a bad coffee by an means, it certainly is not my favourite. I like my coffee strong and black, but I found this coffee to be a little bitter and not the same depth of flavour as some of the other decafs. It is not one that I will buy again. Hello Karen - thanks for your review - sometimes people get acidity mixed up bitterness. You should find no bitterness in this coffee but some marked acidity. Rgd's Coffee Real Team
Geoff Knappett
A very pleasant coffee, not quite as full bodied as I was expecting, but very drinkable. We are gradually trying each of the decaf coffees.
Sara Hales
I like a strong coffee and when I needed to change to a decaf, I was not disappointed with this coffee. Makes a really good cup (paper coffee filter machine) and plenty of depth of flavour - I like mine quite milky without being weak and losing the flavour of the coffee and this one doesn't disappoint. Highly recommend.
Andrew Hill
Why have I ignored this for so long? Simply gorgeous! The dark chocolate that comes out in this is amazing. The medium roast on this really brings out the best in this incredible coffee. My new fave :)
D Botting
So glad you've got this in stock again! It is full of flavour and I cam really taste chocolate in it. It is nice to have a decaf that tastes like real coffee.
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Additional Information

We were in Sumatra in Jan (2015) hunting out some new coffees that would provide a more deep and complex character and this Mandheling  holds up very well and is true to form.

This coffee is farmed on small acre plots between 1 to 2.5 hectares at an elevation from 3,200 to 6,000 feet. This grade 1 Sumatra Mandheling is double picked by individual farmers that form part of a local cooperative. Each farmer depulps and washes their own coffee then transports the wet parchment to a central drying mill where it is hulled and sundried on elevated tables. This unique processing method gives the beans their distinct flavour.

The etymology of 'Mandailing' (Mandheling) is said to be a compounding of the words mande, meaning 'mother', and hilang, meaning 'lost'. Thus, the name is said to mean "lost mother". Some research has suggested that the Mandailing are the descendants of the Batak, who migrated to the south before the coming of the Portuguese and Dutch colonisation of Sumatra.