Ampthill Downs - Medium Roast  [Pan-India]

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.


Cuppers notes

A truly unique and truly Indian specialty coffee in our view, this coffee screams complexity. What this means is the shift in its temperature after its brewed truly changes the cup in an evolutionary way. It begins with a floral jasmine meets savoury honey aroma which appears pleasantly bitter at high temperatures, and cools down into a walnutty milk chocolatey floral brew.

About the origin

"Ampthill Downs' specialty coffee by Waribok Daribok is featured as per Lot# which is defined as coffee cherries harvested from a band of 20 meters of elevation range within a plantation, from a particular varietal collected in a day and all are processed using a particular method (e.g., honey, washed, natural, carbonic maceration etc). These unique Lot numbers are specifically ascribed visually on our labels as well.

This harvest, our coffees from the region were grown at 1375- 1678 meters above sea level, qualifying as ‘Strictly High Grown' (‘SHG’) coffees. When coffee is grown at such exceptionally high elevations in cooler temperatures, it matures slowly, allowing more time for the bean to develop an enhanced flavour profile and body.

These coffees are also processed under ‘European Preparation’ ('EP') norms. These practices begin at the cherry harvest, continue with hand sorted removal of defective beans and foreign material without industrialized machinery, preserving local livelihoods, and continue until the beans arrive to roast at Subko.

Ampthill Downs is the name that the Pulney’s region of Tamil Nadu was given by the British. We've chosen to feature our coffees under this name to showcase the diversity of influences upon nomenclature across the subcontinent with its rich and diverse history.

Nearby Kodaikanal- the bohemian hill station of yore, where coffee is far from the only stimulant readily available- Ampthill Downs is located on the easternmost region of the Western Ghats- considered one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots.

Frogs and butterflies, gaur-Indian bison, Malabar giant squirrels, emerald doves, and hornbills are common sights. Avocados, hill bananas, citrus fruit, passionfruit, jackfruit, guava, hibiscus, rose, and wild honey are
also prevalent.