India - Karnataka - Washed
India - Karnataka - Washed India - Karnataka - Washed India - Karnataka - Washed

India - Karnataka, Washed

A smooth, mellow coffee for Espresso, Brew or Pour Over 

Grower / Farm: Estate grown
Region / State: Somwarpet Region, Chikmagalur District, Karnataka State
Varietal: Cauvery, Kent, S.795, and S.9
Elevation: 1200 - 1350 m asl
Process: Washed and dried on patios

Pecan, cashew, chocolate, caramel, smooth.

If you think coffee from India sounds uncommon, wait until you hear about the Western Ghats mountain range where this coffee was cultivated.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most biologically diverse places in the world with more than 5,000 species of flowering plants and 508 different species of birds.  The Neelakurinji flower is so uncommon that  it only blooms every twelve years.  And the legends say that the Western Ghats mountain range is the location where the first cultivated coffee in India arrived, from seven raw beans brought from Mocha by a Sufi saint on a pilgrimage to Mecca in the 17th century.

This lot comes from an estate in the Somwarpet region, Chikmagalur district,  Karnataka state, which has 330 acres cultivated with coffee, oranges and peppers.  The estate has its own mill where coffee cherries are sorted, depulped, fermented, washed and then dried on patios.

This is the first time we have offered a specialty grade coffee sourced from India. Expect more as the quality of coffee from India continues to improve.