India Arabidecool Estate
We don't see many India Estate coffees, and this one really caught us off guard. This coffee’s unique attributes include a mild acidity and smooth round and creamy body. The aroma is woody, like a sweet cherry wood. The cup is slightly oaky with sundried fruit and German chocolate cake. The finish is sweet cocoa and raw honey. It's truly special and not to be missed.
Aroma: Sweet Cherry Wood, Earthy
Body: Round and Creamy
Cup: Oaky, German Chocolate Cake, Sun-dried Fruit
Finish: Sweet Cocoa, Unfiltered Raw Honey
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. 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.