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    Sumatra Mandheling

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    Any chance of more of this? Its just stunning, suits my taste buds perfectly!
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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    yeah we like it too at 2.5 hours after roasting IMHO its the best coffee we have by far. Its like having a mouth full of earthy coffee/chocolate flavoured velvet. After that it falls of a little but not much.

    Its going to be one of the continuous polls that will be running.

    So watch the new polls section.

    Cheers
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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Ooh one of my favs. Bring it on!

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Seeming your all answering might I add my vote too

    ""YES PLEASE!!!!""

    FB ;D ;D ;D

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    How about the specialty Mandheling that we cupped? gwdcoffee will have all the details its a tad more expencive than the usual one.

    the name eludes me at the mo.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Put my vote in - I could drink it single origin all year!

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Me also- its a key component of one of my fave blends :D

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    Ill check price, quality and availabilty from the supplier later in the week. Last time I looked the price of high graded Mandheling was nearing $10/kg.... it seems that someone is buying-up large lots from indo and pushing the price-up.

    It is a fair bit cheaper for the dirt and rock grade though ;)


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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1096670274/0#7 date=1119249256
    .... it seems that someone is buying-up large lots from indo and pushing the price-up.
    Javaphile.... is it you?? 8)

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    I had a laugh Nope! Its not me! Im not a big fan of the earthy coffees. :-/ Most likely its speculators thinking therell be a shortage due to the tsunami.

    Java "Hhhmmm...Beans!" phile

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    Ahhh.... Tsunami speculation... that might be a good call Javaphile.

    I was thinking along the lines of *$ or GloriaJ buying coffee close to Oz.

    The Indo and PNG should be cheap here if you take the short distance to freight into account... but it doesnt appear to be any cheaper than the african and south american coffee.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Add my vote for more sumatra!

    I did see posters outside a GJs advretising sumatran coffee as the specialty coffee of the week/month.

    Or maybe it was East Timorese. Or was it both, at different times?

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile link=1096670274/0#9 date=1119252530
    Most likely its speculators thinking therell be a shortage due to the tsunami.
    Although the tsunami damaged shipping infrastructure, it had no direct impact on the coffee plantations. It is more likely that due to crops in other parts of the world being poor and in higher demand in recent years, big suppliers are building up their stores of Indonesian beans to cover that shortfall.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Not only did it not impact the plantations, it didnt even affect the coffee shipping as its done on the oposite side of the island from where the tsunami hit. The tsunami had very little impact on the coffee business in Sumatra.

    Java "Not from the island" phile

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    I like it alot as an SO, but dont need anymore, well not just yet anyway, still got 3 kilos to get through ;D.

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    Thanks Boris, its just as good to hear from people that dont need a bean!
    I would guess there are a few people sitting on a stash of this as it was bought a couple of times in the last 12 months.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Id like to weigh in and vote for a good Sumatran Mandelhing. Whilst we are in the region how about trying to get a good Sulawesi Toraja. I remember trying a lovely example that Alan Frew brought in a year or so ago :)

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    I second the call for the Sulawesi Toraja. While I have never had the honour to try this coffee, everything that Ive heard of it tells me that its one special coffee.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandailing

    No Toraja at the moment, but will keep it in the radar.

    Ill check price, quality and availabilty from the supplier later in the week. Last time I looked the price of high graded Mandheling was nearing $10/kg.... it seems that someone is buying-up large lots from indo and pushing the price-up.
    It is a fair bit cheaper for the dirt and rock grade though
    We can source some Sumatra Lintong Lake Toba and some Sumatra Mandailing @ $8.60/kg (plus freight to you).

    So while under the $10/kg that I expected it is still getting up there in price.

    Still interested?
    If so, which one?

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    The mand. please ;D

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    At 3 votes for the Mandheling it would be 20kg each.....
    hmmm.


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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Does my fourth vote bring it down?

    Actually I voted on the previous page - still a great bean though!

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Im using it in my home blend- 4:3:2:2 Brazil Yellow Bourbon: SM: Kenya AA and some Mao Horse (tho great with any of the dry ethiopians). Roasted just into 2nd its a great espresso and cuts superbly thru milk also.....Buy up guys ;D

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    I have had the chance to try a Mandheling (kuda mas). I dont have too much information on the source. But I must say that it tastes better that the Mandheling which we had before.

    I have to restrict myself to purchasing anymore beans tho, as my stash has got a bit unmanageble lately. But the Mandheling is an easy drinking coffee, works well as a SO for me, and as others have pointed out works well in a blend as well.
    This is one bean which will always have a place in my stash.
    I am also drinking some Sulawesi Toraja as the moment. One of the smoothest coffees i have tasted before. Its a hard choice between the two.
    I am a great fan of indonesian coffee. ;D

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Had some Mandheling this morning with Peru and Ethiopian - worked well!

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    Hi All,

    While I have tried a couple of different batches of Mandheling over time, I havent been "bowled" over by it in comparison to some other varieties. Have read that the Lintong has a lot going for it and I suppose providing that the origin has a proven quality background, it would be worth trying out as an alternative to Mandheling.

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    I am with you Mal, I have tried various roasts, with and without milk and find it okay rather than great. I would almost rank all the other 15 odd varieties of bean I have from CoffeeSnobs before the Mandheling.

    On the other hand I dont really like the Yerg either which has a strong following also. I guess its just my palette is suited to other coffees.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Id probably buy some of either, I like Indos in espresso blends, and Ive run out of Mandheling.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Ive only tried the Mandheling so Im not in a position to compare with the Lintong - happy with whatever ( Ive a kilo of Mandheling to get me through for a while).

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    Ill put some Indonesian Mandeling up on poll but only if I can source some grade 1. At least one of the previous Mandeling polls was a lower grade which was a good price but full of rocks :P

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1096670274/15#29 date=1120729367
    Ill put some Indonesian Mandeling up on poll but only if I can source some grade 1. At least one of the previous Mandeling polls was a lower grade which was a good price but full of rocks :P
    Ahhh,

    That might be the particular lot of Mandheling that I bought Andy. It has a few rocks and concrete chips in it so perhaps the beans arent quite up to snuff either ??? ? I think that was before you started managing CS though ;).

    Maybe if we can secure a top grade Manny as you suggest, then I might have another go at it just to compare with the batch Ive already got.

    ave-a-go e said, and I did.

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    Re: Sumatra Mandheling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1096670274/15#29 date=1120729367
    Ill put some Indonesian Mandeling up on poll but only if I can source some grade 1.
    Three cheers for Andy!

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