Indonesia Mandheling

115,00 kr

Mandheling coffee is a type of Arabica coffee grown in the highlands of North Sumatra, Indonesia. It is named after the Mandailing ethnic group, which is one of the largest indigenous groups in the region.

It is known for its full-bodied and rich flavor profile, with earthy notes of chocolate, spices, and dark fruit, making it a popular choice for coffee lovers and baristas. The coffee is usually processed using the traditional and quite unique wet-hulling method, which contributes to its distinct flavor profile.

"It was of utmost importance for us to find a partner in Indonesia that shares similar values and that works hard to make a positive impact on the local community. We found that in Ms. Rahmah, the chairwoman and CEO of Ketiara. She is relentless in her pursuit to improve not only the quality of the coffee, but also the quality of life for a whole generation of young farmers. The work that she’s been able to achieve in the otherwise male dominated Gayonese society is nothing less than spectacular. In her, and in Ketiara we see a professionalism, a strife to improve and innovate which we resonate with and deeply respect. Their untiring efforts to engage young farmers and women especially is extremely important and encouraging. We look forward to supporting these efforts though our impact trade initiative where a premium is set aside to support community programs."



Gayo Highlands, Aceh, Sumatra

Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Catimor, Caturra, Bourbon, Abyssinia.

Giling Basah (Wet Hulled)

Crop Year

1200-1650 m.a.s.l.

Roast level
4 out of 6

Flavour Notes
Spices, Chocolate, Sweet


Batch Size
40 kg

End Temperature

10.42 minutes


Gayo Highlands, Aceh, Sumatra

Gayo 1, Gayo 2, Catimor, Caturra, Bourbon, Abyssinia.

Giling Basah (Wet Hulled)

Crop Year:

1200-1650 m.a.s.l.

Aceh Tengah Gayo Highland, Sumatra – Indonesia

Kopepi Ketiara


Farming Practicies

Ketiara is made up of 1014 smallhold farmers in the Gayo Highlands of Central Aceh – the northernmost province of Sumatra. More than 70% of the farmers are women. All coffee from the cooperative is certified Organic and grown by farmers from 19 villages in Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah. There they work the rich volcanic land without the use of chemicals to promote healthy soil and long-lasting forests and clean water sources.

The local members are well-informed about Sumatra prices through cell phones, which are crucial for daily price updates in the volatile internal market. Despite the recent low commodity market price, producers are aware that their local market can fetch three times the price. Ms. Rahmah motivates producer members through fair compensation, far exceeding the internal market price, as well as several community programs. These programs include seedling donations, workshops on organic fertilizer production, equipment maintenance, farm improvement, and even university scholarships. As a result, producer members who sell to Ketiara remain highly committed to the cooperative, as their premium coffee quality commands higher prices than offered by multinational companies.

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