people on a hiking adventure

India

Background

On the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site exists. This site is one of the most biologically diverse places in the world with more than 5000 species of flowering plants and 508 different species of birds. In this area, small family-owned farms have been cultivating coffee for nearly one hundred years, passed down from one generation to the next.

What may not be obvious about this coffee is that it is not a normal Arabica coffee. 70% of the coffee we drink is Arabica coffee. This coffee is what largely makes up the other 30%, a part of the lesser-known variety, Robusta. Robusta coffee is different, very very different. It’s got almost half the sugar content, less acidity, and for the caffeine lovers – almost double the caffeine. Robusta coffee packs a punch and is the true morning pick me up.

Tasting Note

Parched Roasted Corn, Chocolate, Clean

Origin

VarietyCxR, Robusta Peridinia, and S.274
RegionSakleshpur and Coorg Districts, Karnataka, India
HarvestDecember – March
Altitude1, 200 – 1, 350 metres
SoilVolcanic loam
ProcessFull natural, dried in the sun and mechanical dryers