Ratnagiri Estate: Lot #42/3, Medium-Dark Roast [Snickers Bar, Fudgy]

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

Lot #42/3 is another beautifully processed, Anaerobic Honey from Mr Ashok Patre at Ratnagiri Estate. This coffee is very interesting because it expresses its brightness in a sweet yet nutty matter, so we decided to roast this coffee medium-dark, though not too far down the spectrum of dark. We dropped it in the cooling tray around 212°C.

It's a lovely Omniroast, a very strong brew in both filter and espresso methods. It has a very fudgy mouthfeel, and along with nuts component and sweetness, the cupper's notes for this is snickers bar and fudgy.

About the Origin

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.

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.