We’ve brought the following small lots and micro-lots from the 2016 harvest. In selecting these coffees, we asked Mrs Sunalini Menon and her Coffee Lab in Bangalore to help screen these coffees. All scored at least five points above the larger lots that we also bring. Except for the PSD lot, all are Washed Arabicas. We’ve listed them below in order of their cupping scores (highest score, first):
- Badra-Bettadakhan Estate/BBTC (3 bags): This bean comes from Badra’s Bettadakhan Estate. The BBTC varietal is a cross between Hibrido-de-Timor and Caturra and was developed in India by the Bombay Burmah Trading Company. CUPPING NOTES: Oranges, lemon, mandarin, milk chocolate. Caramel, green apple.
- Merthi Subbangudigy Estate/Chandragiri (10 bags): This is a Chandragiri varietal (a new varietal for Josuma) from MS Estate. The varietal is a cross between Hibrido-de-Timor and Villa Sarchi (a mutation of Bourbon from Costa Rica). CUPPING NOTES: Lots of citrus. Mandarin, caramel, green apple, herbs.
- Merthi Subbangudigy Estate/Chandragiri PB (1 bag): This is Chandragiri varietal and a Peaberry from MS Estate. The varietal is a cross between Hibrido-de-Timor and Villa Sarchi (a mutation of Bourbon from Costa Rica). CUPPING NOTES: Herbal. Lemon, caramel. Hint of chocolate.
- Badra-Bettadakhan Estate/Station Selection (10 bags): This is a Station Selection varietal from Bettadakhan Estate. CUPPING NOTES: Caramelized fruit. Vanilla, nut, chocolate, caramel. Flecks of citrus. Smooth, rounded. Medium-to-long finish.
- Badra-Kerkeicoondah Estate/S-795 (5 bags): This is a S-795 varietal from Badra’s Kerkeicoondah Estate. The S-795 varietal is a cross between Kent Arabica and S-288 (which, in turn, is a natural hybrid between Coffea Arabica and Coffea Liberica). CUPPING NOTES: Caramel, toasted nut, citrus, milk chocolate. Balance of texture, brightness, sweetness.
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- Devon-Badnekhan Estate/S-795 (9 bags): This is a S-795 varietal from Devon’s Badnekhan Estate. The S-795 varietal is a cross between Kent Arabica and S-288 (which, in turn, is a natural hybrid between Coffea Arabica and Coffea Liberica). CUPPING NOTES: Citrus. Flecks of floral. Caramel, milk chocolate. Hints of berries.
- Kalledevarapura Estate/Plantation PB (10 bags): This is a Peaberry from Kalledevarapura Estate. CUPPING NOTES: Citrus, chocolate, nuts, caramel, and banana. Lots of almond in the flavor. Rounded.
- Kalledevarapura Estate/Plantation PSD (10 bags): This is a Pulp Sun-Dried (i.e. Pulp Natural or Honey Process) coffee from Kalledevarapura Estate. CUPPING NOTES: Caramelized fruit, milk chocolate. Touches of citrus, green apple. Smooth. Rounded.
- Kalledevarapura Estate/Sln 9 (4 bags): This is a Selection 9 varietal (a rare varietal for Josuma) from Kalledevarapura Estate, 4200 ft elevation in the Bababudangiri growing region. The varietal is a cross between Hibrido-de-Timor and Tafarikela and is more vigorous than either of the parents. CUPPING NOTES: Caramelized fruit, milk chocolate,. Hint of berries. Touch of nuts. Good acidity.
- Merthi Subbangudigy Estate/Cauvery Double Washed (1 bag): This is a specially processed Cauvery varietal from MS Estate. Cauvery is a semi-dwarf hybrid genotype obtained from a cross between Caturra and Hibrido-de-Timor. An international collaboration of several coffee-growing countries, including India, developed this varietal. CUPPING NOTES: Citrus, herb, green apple, caramel. Milk chocolate.
As indicated above, lot sizes range from one to 10 bags. Each is available only on an “all or none” basis to ensure exclusivity for every roaster purchasing these coffees.