Farm: Laks Farm, Pachalur Village
Planter: Mr. H.R. Iyer
Elevation: 4920 ft.
Variety: Chandragiri and SL9
Tasting notes: Citrus Fruits, Cherries, and Nuts
Originating from one of the highest growing regions in Tamil Nadu, these coffees are dense and have a beautiful aftertaste because of the high growing Region. The Laks farm is completely organic and devoid of any chemical pesticides and fertilisers. The coffees are intercropped with oranges, cardamom, pepper and banana. The beans of the highest brix are identified (colour coded bands are given to workers at the estate to pick the cherries). They are sorted for defects twice before using the penagos washer + pulper. Floats are removed and the coffee beans with little bit of mucilage are dried on raised beds. They are exposed to the morning sun for the first two days and then completely dried in shade for a period of 20-25 days.
Mr. Iyer is without doubt one of the sweetest and most earnest people we have encountered in coffee and with passion and efforts of Viggnesh in processing, this coffee was one of the best washed coffees we tasted this year! This medium roast has sweet notes of Cherry, and Nuts with a mild Citrus Acidity, and works really well both black and with milk, as a filter or an an espresso!