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Banana Kents by Balanoor Plantation


Grind Size
Location – Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Altitude – 1000-1400 mt. Masl

Varietal – Kents

Process – PSD

Cup Notes – Jujube Fruit, Dark Honey & Caramel Custard

Roast Profile – Light-Medium

Merthi Subbangudigy Estate (MS Estate) is located in the Sahyadari ranges of the Western Ghats, Chikmagalur, Karnataka. The estate is part of Balanoor Plantations which is run by Mr Ashok Kuriyan and his son Mr Rohan Kuriyan. Arabicas (rain forest certified) are grown under the shade of tress like, Silver Oaks, Dadaps and various jungle woods. Special attention is paid to every aspect of picking, pulping, fermenting, washing, drying and curing. The practice of sustainability and environmental responsibility is the heart of the farm.

About the Process-

The Kents banana leaf psd is a special coffee for us as it's one of the first experiments we did last year which succeeded. The coffee is carefully harvested to ensure only the best cherry is taken for this nano lot. The cherries are pulped trying to retain as much mucilage on the bean before it is dried on the raised beds under fresh banana leaves. The coffee is raked frequently and the leaves changed when it dries. The pulp and the banana leaf give these coffees it's beautiful fruity complex character.