India Arabidecool Estate
Once again, this Indian estate grown coffee has caught us off guard in a great way. Indian coffees are big, bold, heavy, thick, syrupy! This is a huge, solid sipping coffee. This coffee’s unique attributes include a mild acidity and smooth round and creamy body. This coffee is vibrant, like an after-dinner cigar, with hints of vanilla, concord grape and green apple. The body is full and deep with big flavors of grapefruit, hops, currants, and cranberry. The finish is a veritable flavor explosion of black tea, leather and oak barrel attributes.
The Rainforest Alliance certification indicates that a portion of the farm has been set aside as a naturally forested area. This certification ensures the estate is continually audited to meet standards that require environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
Aroma: Vanilla, Concord Grape, Green Apple
Body: Full, Deep, Big Flavor
Cup: Grapefruit, Hops, Currants, Cranberry
Finish: Big Flavor Explosion of Black Tea, Oak Barrel, Leatherish
About this Coffee
GROWER: Arabidecool 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. The estate’s Rainforest Alliance certification indicates that a portion of the farm has been set aside as natural forested area and that sustainable environmental practices like water conservation and recirculation are in practice.