Anyone who is familiar with the Indian specialty coffee “scene” knows the hype around Ratnagiri estate and understands why that is the case. Ashok, at Ratnagiri estate produces some of the most phenomenal specialty coffee oriented lots year on year, without fail. We wait for the time, each year, when green coffee samples from this iconic coffee estate land at our doorstep. They showcase and summarize years’ worth of love and effort that has gone into creating perfection – magical flavours burst forth in every cup. This year we tasted about 18 different lots from this estate and selected 2 lovely microlots to share with you.
Microlot no. SH2 is a honey processed coffee, specifically “black honey”, and so its name. This coffee is roasted fast and hot! This means it’s focused on manual brew methods primarily. Immersion techniques and drip brewers extract very different flavours on this one. Immersion focuses more on the melon and milk chocolate aspect while drip focuses more on the citric acidity and fruity notes! If, like us, you like sweet, acidic and fruity long-ratio espressos do give it a go on your espresso machine as well.
Location - Bababudan Giri, KN
Elevation - 1350 MASL
Varietal - Catuai
Process - Black Honey
Tasting notes: Green apple, Melon, Bakers chocolate
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