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Dates & Raisins – Baarbara Red Honey

from 670.00

  • Producers: Sreeraksha Pournesh
  • Region: Baba Budan Giri
  • Type: 100% Arabica
  • Roast Profile: Espresso Roast
  • Altitude: 1170 – 1600 MASL
  • Process: Red Honey
  • Varieties: Selection 795
  • Flavor Notes: Bright green-apple like malic acidity and rich, creamy body. Notes of dried dates and raisins, hints of stone fruit and a tangy, grapy finish.

The first espresso roast in the Showcase series is finally here! And it also turns out to be the first honey. Dates & Raisins is an effort at creating a sweet and viscous espresso that boasts of enough balance to ensure high performance in milk-based beverages too. The cherries were tenderly handpicked at an optimal brix level of 23 in the sprawling grounds of Baarbara Estate at altitudes ranging from 1170 to 1600 meters above sea level. They underwent stringent sorting to guarantee that only the ripest, most exquisite fruits made the cut. To maintain the coffee’s purity, pristine stream water was used to wash the cherries, washing away any impurities. This meticulous cleansing process guaranteed a clean slate for the next stages of production.

Following this, the cherries began their transformative journey. Carefully placed in fermentation tanks for precisely 48 hours, they underwent partial pulping without water, setting the stage for further flavour development in the drying process. The cherries were rested on elevated beds with a considerable amount of mucilage left on to create potential for their distinctive sweetness and character. Over the course of 22 days, shaded drying ensured the cherries were gently dehydrated, preserving their nuanced flavours and aromas.

The result? A coffee of unparalleled quality that beckons to espresso enthusiasts. With its remarkable density and sweetness, “Dates & Raisins” is tailor-made for espresso aficionados seeking a refined and captivating experience. Displaying a captivating malic acidity reminiscent of crisp green apples, this coffee boasts a rich and creamy body that’s perfectly suited for a range of espresso experiments and all milk-based beverages.

Dive into the cup and uncover the delightful symphony of flavours. Notes of dried dates and raisins greet your palate, followed by subtle hints of stone fruit that add depth and intrigue. The journey culminates in a tangy, grapy finish that lingers, inviting you to savour each sip.

Whether you’re a seasoned espresso enthusiast or a curious newcomer to the world of specialty coffee, this lot promises an unforgettable and indulgent experience.

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For over 120 years, MG Plantations has contributed to the industry by producing some of the best coffees in India. The plantation is based in Chikmagalur on the foothills of Baba Budan Giri and stretched along the wild forest patches.

MG Plantation is pillared with characteristic individuals who have equipped this estate with unparalleled vision and immense dedication. For more than two generations, MG Plantation has strived resourcefully in harvesting the best of nature’s offerings in the form of quality coffee beans.

MG Plantations have been distributing coffee beans to the Indian market and also exporting through various buyers to international coffee markets. It has partaken in redefining the taste of Coffee to the industries’ ever-growing consumers and has been proudly associated with the Coffee revolution in India. The plantation’s management has persistently imbibed the values of quality and diligent business in the best interest of its distributors and customers alike.

Quality of beans and quality of processes in producing these beans are of paramount importance. Hence the plantation has feathered various prestigious certifications to ensure an adherence to a quality product, environmental care and labour conditions.

Rainforest Alliance – The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal is an internationally recognized symbol of environmental, social and economic sustainability that helps both businesses and consumers do their part to ensure a brighter future for us all. Source – http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/

UTZ Certification – UTZ Certified stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and the planet. The UTZ program enables farmers to learn better farming methods, improve working conditions and take better care of their children and the environment.

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Whole Beans, Turkish, Espresso, Aeropress, Moka Pot, South Indian Filter, Inverted Aeropress, V60 Pourover, Electric Drip Filter, Chemex, French Press, Cold Brew, Channi


250g, 2x250g

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