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.
The washed process involves separating the cherry skin and mucilage from the coffee beans inside, essentially separating the two through water as a medium. Traditionally, a washed process entails using water mainly to wash off mucilage after the coffee has been fermented over some time. The mucilage comes off and the coffee is then dried.
This is a uniquely processed washed coffee from Ratnagiri Estate that has undergone anaerobic fermentation on a catuai varietal. Very structured, clean, and uniform with a sparkling orange candy like acidity combined with a sweet caramelly mouthfeel. We dropped it into the cooling tray at around 207°C as quite a well-developed medium roast. Cupper's Notes for this is Yuzu Candy, Orange Gola and Caramel.
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.