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Seven Coffee Roasters - Sumatra Mandheling Old School

Sumatra Mandheling Old School

Seven Coffee Roasters

$15.00

Roast: Medium, whole bean, 12 ounces

Type: Single Origin

Availability: Limited

Tastes: chocolate, cedar, cucumber

Delivery: Ships freshly roasted on June 07


Bean Box Breakdown

The rich semi-sweet chocolate of a darker roast, paired with a refreshing bite of cucumber— a winning combination.

Seven Coffee Roasters Story

Full-bodied with low acidity, this medium-dark roast carries an Earthy chocolate flavor that resolves into a crisp, cucumber finish.

Customer Reviews write a review

3.5 stars, based on 38 ratings
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"This was a good coffee, though I didn't pick up on any of the cucumber. A good, everyday flavor though." (4 out of 5)

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"Tastes good!! Went good with a donut in the morning. Went down smoothly. No bitterness." (4 out of 5)

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"Ground with Burr Grinder for Standard Drip Coffee Maker. Used 5 scoops of beans for a 14 "cup" (6 oz) pot. Made in a good drip coffee maker. Excellent medium-bodied coffee! Well-balanced with a bit of wood and a bit of spice. Loved it!!!" (5 out of 5)

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"Unique roast, appreciate the different flavors. Enjoyed this one very much." (4 out of 5)

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"I did taste a bit of cucumber, or almost herbal at the end. I prefer something a little more rich and heavy. " (3 out of 5)

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"I really liked this coffee. It wasn't bitter at all - I usually prefer light roasts, but this one was great!" (5 out of 5)

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"The cucumber was a little odd for my taste but not horrible. " (2 out of 5)

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"An interesting combination of smoke, chocolate, and cucumber. Not our favorite, but definitely something unique." (3 out of 5)

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"Smooth coffee. I am not really fan of the cucumber as I could taste this more than anything else." (2 out of 5)

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"I am a huge fan of Sumatran coffee, but not a fan of this one. The cucumber was quite a prominent flavor which gives it a level of freshness but not good if you don't like cucumbers." (2 out of 5)

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"Wouldn't call this a medium roast, more of a medium-dark. Personally like mandhelings in a light roast." (3 out of 5)

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"This coffee had nice chocolate hints. I brewed this coffee for 6 minutes in a french press, using a coarse grind and 4 cups of water." (4 out of 5)

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"I was surprised that I could actually taste the cucumber! I know it may sound like a strange flavor note for coffee but it was SO refreshing! One of my new favorites and will reorder. That light touch of savory with the sweet notes was just a perfect balance. LOVE! " (5 out of 5)

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"This coffee was the best smelling one, I wasn't too much of a fan of the taste I found it to be a bit harsher than I prefer. " (3 out of 5)

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"I usually drink my coffee black, but there was a harshness and smokiness to this one that required a little milk and sugar to make it more enjoyable for me. I didn't pick on the cucumber notes, but maybe that's just me. Overall, certainly not bad, but just medium in my book." (3 out of 5)

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"Not the best coffee when had black, but it's very good with a little bit of cream and sugar. I enjoyed it on a nice summer morning. " (4 out of 5)

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"I found it perfect if you enjoy it strong and with a bit of cream and sugar in your cup. I made it using the Aeropress. Really enjoyed it. " (5 out of 5)

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"This coffee was somewhat underwhelming for me. It did not stand out, but was a decent cup of coffee when compared to what you would receive in a café. " (3 out of 5)

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"This was Absolutely delicious!! Recommend it 100% will definitely purchase again" (5 out of 5)

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"It wasn't the worst but not my favorite. It really was just average. It's a good cup of average coffee. It's not full of flavor. It is forgettable. " (3 out of 5)

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"This was an average cup of coffee for me. Wasn't quite strong enough for my taste, but overall it was a good cup. " (3 out of 5)

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"Not my favorite but my husband loved it. If you like a more fruity and light coffee this is the one for you." (2 out of 5)

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"Used in French press method, well balanced, really get the chocolate notes, great morning brew " (3 out of 5)

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"Wasn't overly impressed with this one. Not complex and on the bland side. Brewed in a French press, maybe a pour over would have been better. " (2 out of 5)

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"Good mix of nutty and smoky flavor. Full bodied. Not as earthy as some other Sumatra coffees." (4 out of 5)

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"Not a huge fan of this. Very average. Reminded me of a traditional office drip coffee. " (2 out of 5)

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"Very smooth, so far my favorite in my monthly box! Let it cool, then add a little milk. " (4 out of 5)

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"Of all my travels in this land, none have been so boring as my visit to this Old School. " (2 out of 5)

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"Brewed using V60. Coffee was smooth, but really bland. A little too boring for me." (2 out of 5)

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"Not my favorite. Brewed with an Aeropress, this roast came across slightly harsh and bitter. Maybe pour over next time?" (3 out of 5)

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"It was a milder tasting coffee with subdued chocolate and cedar notes. I enjoyed it and would'not mind trying it again." (4 out of 5)

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"A very classic Sumatran taste, deep and rich. Love it!" (4 out of 5)

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"Meh. Neither here nor there on this particular brew." (3 out of 5)

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"All the coffees I've received from Bean Box have been a cut above the average, but this one was not my favorite. It could be the power of suggestion - once I read about the "cucumber finish" I was turned off and couldn't get it out of my head. Otherwise this is a totally acceptable medium-dark cof" (3 out of 5)

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"With this blend I didn't really notice the cucumber which is a good thing since prior to trying, I thought it sounded like an odd combination. It was more bold and robust more than anything. I like that cedar was used. I think that is what made this taste unique. " (4 out of 5)

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"I love coffee. Black. Plain. This was a very enjoyable coffee to start my day." (4 out of 5)

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"This was not my favorite. It definitely wasn't bad, just nothing special. Aside from the cucumber finish, which was very faint, there wasn't much to it. I think it's best to serve with something else since it doesn't stand out much on it's own. " (3 out of 5)

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"A nice bold cup with a nice kick. Really enjoyed it as a afer dinner coffee" (4 out of 5)

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