So many aspects of the delight and love for craft coffee is tied to origin, varietal and post-harvest processing. While roasting is a deeply integrated art that polishes the jewel of craft coffee, it is but one stage in the grand expedition. To shine more of the spotlight on the uniqueness of certain coffee varietals and the impact of the origin where they are produced on the end product, we present to you this series of super-specialty nanolots – Exotic Rarities.
- Producers: Danish Ali
- Region: Baba Budan Giri
- Type: 100% Arabica
- Roast Profile: Filter Roast
- Altitude: 1275 MASL
- Process: 96 Hour Anaerobic Fermented Naturals
- Varieties: Chandragiri
- Flavor Notes: Medium body and mild grape-like acidity complemented by notes of ripe pink guavas and sweet raisins. Subtle hints of shiraz wine and almonds in the aftertaste.
Pink Guava & Shiraz is the result of our exciting association with young Danish Ali of Caffeine Nirvana who operates Zoya Estate in the Baba Budan Giri region. Meticulously handpicked ripe and juicy cherries from an altitude of 1275 meters above sea level were subjected to a strictly monitored anaerobic fermentation process in airtight bags. The fermentation was allowed for a period of 96 hours in an environment of high temperature and low humidity. The bags were strategically placed in shaded areas to ensure controlled fermentation. Following this, the coffee was spread on mats and sundried over a period of 12 days. The gradual drying process allows the coffee to develop maximum flavor potential which is later unlocked in the roasting stage.
Our filter profile highlights the exquisite features of this lot including a mild and pleasing grape-like acidity gracefully dancing on a medium-bodied, slurpy texture. This is followed by prominent notes of pink guava and sweet raisins evoking a tropical symphony on the palate. A delightful aftertaste of shiraz wine with subtle hints of almonds lingers on the taste buds to leave you with a satisfying finish.
We are proud to be associated with Caffeine Nirvana who are committed to producing coffees with more complexity each season. Young Danish has put his heart and soul into the production of this coffee and it has been a pleasure working by his side to bring this delightful lot into your cup.