It starts off with a deceptively mellow aroma of antique walnut wood. It expands into a big, earthy cup of goodness with notes of leather, mahogany, and molasses. The finish lingers long with a hint of cedar.
Aroma: Antique walnut
Body: Thick, chewy
Cup: Leather, mahogany, molasses
Finish: Lingering, cedar
About this Coffee
GROWER: Arabidacool Estate
REGION: Baba Budangiri Mountains, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India
ALTITUDE: 1,400 meters
PROCESS: Fully washed and dried in the sun
VARIETY: S-795, SLN 6, Kents and S-4345/HDT XC
HARVEST: November – January
SOIL: Volcanic loam
CERTIFICATION: Rainforest Alliance
India RFA Arabidecool Estate coffee is sourced from the Arabidecool Estate located near the Baba Budangiri hills in the Western Ghats mountain range within the state of Karnataka, India. In the Baba Budangiri hills there is a shrine for Baba Budan, the Sufi saint who first cultivated coffee in India with seven raw beans from Mocha that he brought from his pilgrimage to Mecca in the 17th century.
The Baba Budangiri hills are also home to the Neelakurinji flower, which only blooms every twelve years. The Arabidecool Estate covers 142 hectares with a distinct micro-climate that is reflected in the cup profile.