• Indonesia
  • April - June

Sumatra Mandheling G1 TP Wet Hulled 2023

$5.45/lb$354.25/65lb box
  • Flavor: Pipe Tobacco, Dried Plum, Brown Spice, Cedar, Nutmeg
  • Body: Light
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Process: Wet-Hulled (Giling Basah)
  • Moisture: 11.20%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
Cup Score: 84
Cupping Date: Nov '23

Sumatra Mandheling Unroasted Coffee Beans

Mandheling coffee is named after the Mandailing people who inhabit northern Sumatra. Sumatra is Indonesia’s large, westernmost island. It is home to a wide range of tropical flora, fauna, and microclimates. Farms on Sumatra are typically 0.5 to 2.5 hectares and scattered across remote regions. They are connected by a network of collectors, processors, traders, and exporters that together push the coffee into the global supply chain.


Sumatran coffee dominates Indonesia’s coffee industry with 60-70% of the country’s total coffee volume being produced here. Our Sumatra Mandheling coffee beans come from smallholders in the Aceh province, where rich soil and high altitudes make up an ideal environment for growing Arabica coffee.


Wet-Hulled Coffee Process (Giling Basah)

The wet-hulled coffee process, locally known as Giling Basah, is the method of choice in Indonesia due to the humid climate. The wet-hulled process has become synonymous with Indonesian coffees and contributes to its unique cup profile.


In the wet-hulled process, coffee cherries are generally depulped at the farm level using hand-cranked machines. The cherries are then fermented overnight to help break down the mucilage, which is subsequently washed off. Afterwards, the coffee is quick-dried to 30-50% moisture and dried to between 11%-13% as it makes its way through the supply chain into an exporter’s mill.


Sumatra Coffee Quality

Green coffee from Sumatra is classified into different grades depending on the number of defects present in an unroasted coffee sample of 300 grams. The highest, Grade 1 TP, signifies that the coffee was triple-picked, referring to how many times the beans were hand-sorted, and less than five defects were found per sample. Similarly, Grade 1 DP (double-picked) signifies less than nine defects were present in the sample. For a Grade 1 Indonesia green coffee without a TP or DP mark, less than 11 defects were found per sample. The grading system spans grades 1 to 6.


Indonesian Unroasted Coffee Beans

The key Indonesian green coffee regions are Aceh, North Sumatra, South Sulawesi, West Java, Bali, and Flores. Green coffee from Java is exceptionally well-known for its role in disseminating Indonesian coffee production throughout the archipelago. In contrast to the long history of coffee from regions like Sulawesi and Sumatra, green coffee from Bali, a relatively newer coffee region in Indonesia, mainly produces small-batch, limited-scale coffee quantities. Learn more in our Indonesian Coffee Origin Report.


Region Aceh Province, Sumatra

Altitude 1200-1400


Various smallholders


Typica, Catimor


Wet-Hulled (Giling Basah)


April - June