Elevation: 1250 - 1450m.
Processing: Red Honey
Fermentation: 24 hour in fruit Aerobic Fermentation, slow dried for 28 days
Producers: Mr Ashok Patre
Tasting notes: Juicy Peaches, Candied Orange, Hibiscus
Few people have been as influential in the tremendous improvement and global popularisation of Indian coffee as Ratnagiri Estate’s Mr Ashok Patre. Through years of research and experimentation, he has developed unique processes and farming techniques that have taken his coffees to the next level. Coffees from Ratnagiri Estate are sought after by roasters across the world. This Cautai Red Honey is one of the juiciest honey lots we have ever tasted. The cherries underwent a 24-hour aerobic in-fruit fermentation and were then pulped, and slowly dried for 28 days on raised beds. The controlled, slow drying process has created an incredible juiciness in this coffee that blew us away when we first cupped it.
Catuai as a variety is making a resurgence the world over, and farms like Ratnagiri are leading the way for it in India. With meticulous farming methods and advanced processing techniques, Indian Catuais are becoming some of the coveted coffees.
For this coffee, we wanted to highlight its juiciness and its bright acidity. We have profiled this coffee very lightly, using a short total roast time and a short development time. The result is a super juicy coffee, with notes of candied orange, juicy peaches, and floral hibiscus that hits the nose on the first sip. This is without doubt one of the best Indian coffees we have ever tasted and we can’t wait for you to enjoy this cup.