Josuma imports Washed Arabica coffees from a small number of well-managed estates in prime coffee locations. Many of these estates grow only one cultivar. When more than one cultivar is grown, Josuma insists that the estate segregates beans from specific cultivars during picking, sorting, and processing and will pay a premium to ensure that. Because cup characteristics vary from cultivar to cultivar, we believe it’s important to preserve the unique characteristics of each for the consumer’s ultimate enjoyment.
These Washed Arabicas are very balanced coffees. They have medium acidity and medium body. Many also display spiciness in the cup, a uniquely Indian trait that results from the spices (e.g. pepper and cardamom) that Indian growers routinely plant amidst their coffee trees.
All of Josuma’s Washed Arabica coffees are from three estates located within the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka: Kalladevarapura Estate, located at about 4,200 feet in the Baba Budan region, Merthi Subbangudigy Estate, at an elevation of approximately 3,800 feet in the Balehonnur region, and Harley Estate, at an elevation of 3400 feet in the Manjarabad region. Kalladevarapura and Harley Estates are members of the Classic Group. Merthi Subbangudigy Estate is part of the Balanoor Group.
Our Washed Arabica offerings typically fall under one of three categories:
SAMPLES: We encourage Wholesale Roasters and Roaster/Retailers to start with a two-pound Josuma Select Sampler. Visit our Green Coffee Samples page for more details.