Location - Baba Budan Giri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Altitude – 1200 mt. Masl
Varietal – Chandragiri
Process – Honey
Cup Notes – Java Plum, Black Grapes & Candied Roasted Nuts
Roast Profile – Light-Medium
This family owned coffee estate dates back four generations and is owned by the Kariappa Family, now an all-women run concern. The estate is located in the Bababudan mountains of Southern India and the family is focused on producing single origin, shade-grown, biodiverse coffee with an effort to conserve the regions natural habitat (a UNESCO biodiversity hotspot). The estate and ecosystem support more than 80 varieties of birds (www.ebird.org) and is Rainforest Alliance Certified.
About Honey Process
Ripe coffee cherries were selectively hand picked. The cherries were then floated in a plastic barrel and the floats were separated with a strainer. The fruit was then manually fed into a pulper without water and then pulp and husk were collected separately. After the pulp and husk are removed, the beans are placed in GrainPro bags, which are sealed for 48 hours. During this time, the bags allow for the beans to undergo a natural fermentation process, which helps to enhance their flavor and aroma. Following this stage, the coffee beans are sun-dried for an hour before being transferred to raised beds in a poly house. The beans are then left to dry for a period of 10-20 days, during which time they are regularly monitored and turned to ensure even drying.