Ratnagiri Estate: Lot #41- Medium-Dark Roast [Blackforest Cake, Vanilla Roasted Praline Ice Cream]

Best Brewed With


Please note that the best brewed with list is not comprehensive and does not dictate that the coffees cannot be brewed with any other methods. These are the the methods we think will extract the best possible cup. However, this coffee can be ground and enjoyed with any brew method that you desire.


Cupper's Notes

This new lot of Ratnagiri Estate - lot 41 is a dreamy natural process coffee which hits some ideal flavour notes to be called a darker omniroast. It has a vanilla whipped cream mouthfeel and a very juicy cherry character despite being roasted to about 217 degrees Celsius (prior to second crack). Its acidity remains balanced and juicy in both espresso and filter roasts. We’ve hence settled on the tasting notes of blackforest cake- a subcontinental classic- and vanilla roasted pecan ice cream. Many thanks to our friends and partners Ashok and Divya at Ratnagiri Estate for this lovely natural.

About The Estate

Steeped in rich history, Ratnagiri Estate emerges from India's Western Ghats region of Karnataka.

Ratnagiri translates to ‘Pearl Mountains.’

We’re honoured that Ratnagiri Estate has bestowed some of their most intricately processed coffees upon us from their 2020 harvest. This despite immense challenges for them to achieve the immense quality they are known for as exporters given logistical nightmares that have accompanied the advent of Covid-19.

Let’s get a little geeky: Ratnagiri Estate is a biodynamic farm-a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to farming where the soil conditions wherein the coffee plants are grown are treated with the same precision and care as a winery would its vineyard- essentially the concept of ‘terroir’ as applied to coffee. It is also a Rainforest Alliance Certified farm and is home to 48 bird species, monkeys, leopards, wild boar, tigers and mongoose. Pepper is also ‘intercropped’ with the coffee plants at the farm.

A ‘lot’ of coffee can broadly be considered as coffee cherries harvested in one day of the same genetic strain-varietal- collected within 60 feet altitude variation, and processed the same way.

Each ‘lot’ we receive from Ratnagiri will have its own individual roast profile, corresponding set of cupper’s tasting notes, and its own graphic on our Ratnagiri Estate labels.