Roast Coffee Pairing #64: Sumatra Grade 1 Mandheling & Ethiopia Harar Longberry

Well, it seems you roasted customers out there love the rustic and intense flavors.  There were many takers for this week’s pairing: Sumatra Gr. 1 Mandehling and Ethiopia Harar Longberry. Mandheling is a classic preparation from Sumatra and delivers just what you’d expect, earthy, spicey, rustic, and low acidity.  This coffee can handle some roast so I went all the way to Full City+ with a few snaps of second crack, final temperature of 442, roast times of 15:45.  Harar Longberry is also a classic Ethiopia coffee that also has some rusticity, but a lot more fruit and sweetness.  I held back a little here and went to Full City with a final temperature of 440, roast time of 14:00.  Enjoy these two old favorites.