Sumatra Mandheling is grown at elevations ranging from 2,500 to 5,000 feet above sea level in West Central Indonesia. I would describe the taste as earthy, the taste brought forth best as a dark roast bringing a sweetness or sense of richness. Coffee differs country to country, processes differ depending on the region. The great thing is there is THE bean for everyone, THE roast and even way the coffee is made at home. Your way, it's the best way, you know what you like.