Elevation: 1450 MASL
Fermentation: 30 hours Anaerobic fermentation
Producers: Mr. Ashok Patre
Tasting notes: Malta, Coffee Blossom and Cherries
This washed Cautai is one of the cleanest and brightest coffees we tasted this year. The cherries underwent a 30-hour in-fruit Anaerobic fermentation and were then pulped and washed, and slowly dried for 20 days on raised beds. The anaerobic fermentation along with an immaculate washing process, has created a phenomenal layer of complexity while retaining the coffee's true flavour profile.
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. With this washed coffee, we feel that the variety really shines through in the cup.
For washed coffees, we like to focus on creating a clean but elegant cup through our roast profile. With a quick drying and longer Maillard, we were able to retain its floral notes and its citrus acidity while creating a sweet and lingering finish and structure. This coffee is perhaps best enjoyed as a filter, but who’s stopping you from making incredible espressos from this?