India Arabidecool Estate
TASTING NOTES: Classic | Caramel & Nutmeg
ORIGIN: Baba Budan Mountains
VARIETAL: S-795, SLN 6, Kents
Suggested Listening: "Dream Baby Dream" by Suicide
This coffee is sourced from the Arabidecool Estate located near the Baba Budangiri hills in the Western Ghats mountain range within the state of Karnataka, India. In the Baba Budangiri hills there is a shrine for Baba Budan, the Sufi saint who first cultivated coffee in India with seven raw beans from Mocha that he brought from his pilgrimage to Mecca in the 17th century.
The Arabidecool Estate covers 142 hectares with a distinct micro-climate that is reflected in the cup profile. An expertly managed estate located on the Karnataka Plateau in Southern India, the farm exemplifies the full spirit and intention of the Rainforest Foundation (RFA) certification. Yes a commercial farm, but also a healthy biosphere under an impressive canopy of old growth trees. A home to blue parrots, snakes, monkeys, and a host of other critters who are tolerated despite their appetite for ripe cherries. There are many scenic coffee farms in the world but Arabidecool would surely make a short list of the most beautiful.
The coffee itself is exceptionally clean, mellow with a lovely balanced acidity. A very versatile coffee; drip or espresso, this is for those that want their coffee to taste like "coffee"...….whatever that taste is :)