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.
Honey Process: The honey process involves separating the cherry skin from the coffee beans inside, leaving the fruit mucilage intact. In this process, fermentation is bypassed, and the fruit-covered coffee beans are sent to dry. The word "honey" is derived from the mucilage becoming sticky to the touch, along with the variety of colours that are created in the outer layer of drying fruit that are similar to the various hues of honey.
This is a classic Ratnagiri honey shining in the cup. We dropped this into the cooling tray a little more developed than the other medium roasts, around 210°C. Its got a pretty prominent red-apple, malic acidity coming through the cup, and awell structured lemon-lime acidity as well, so we’ve settled on the red apple and lemonade cupper’s notes for this Cauvery varietal. This coffee is vibrant with its acidity resembling citrus and malic acid
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.