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Grapefruit Cola – Kerehaklu Yeast Anoxic Naturals

from 690.00

  • Producers: Pranoy & Ajoy Thipaiah
  • Region: Aldur, Chikmagalur
  • Type: 100% Arabica
  • Roast Profile: Filter Roast
  • Altitude: 1160 MASL
  • Process: Yeast Anoxic Naturals
  • Varieties: Selection 6
  • Flavor Notes: Lavender aroma and bright citric acidity with a medium body, jaggery sweetness and notes of honeydew melons, sugary grapefruit and sweet caramel.

We’re adding a new jewel to the showcase collection – “Grapefruit Cola” – a unique lot of yeast anoxic naturals produced with immense care and attention to detail by Pranoy & Ajoy Thipaiah at Kerehaklu Estate. Cultivated at an elevation of 1160 meters above sea level in Aldur, Chikmagalur, this coffee embodies the essence of its origin and the innovation of its producers.

The cherries were nurtured amidst a canopy of Red Cedar and Indian Beech trees complemented by rich, loose, and well-drained soil high in humus. This unique environment, combined with the region’s rich biodiversity (including Malabar Squirrels and a variety of reptiles), creates a one-of-a-kind terroir that lends the coffee its distinctive character. The fruits were picked at an optimal brix level of 24.5. The fermentation process, a true testament to groundbreaking innovation, involved a carefully crafted yeast concoction. The concoction was inoculated on the fruits for 56 hours in ambient conditions of shade, aeration, and regular mixing. Subsequently, the coffee was dried for 23 days in a polyhouse, with raking on raised beds occurring every 30 minutes, ensuring precise control of the drying process. The coffees were further rested in jute bags elevated off the ground ensuring the full development of flavor potential before it made its way to our roastery.

Our carefully tailored filter roast profile unlocks a mesmerizing lavender aroma that will turn your environment into a brewing temple. The first sip makes the cup come alive with a vibrant citric acidity, accompanied by a velvety medium body that coats the palate. A delightful jaggery sweetness emerges, dancing gracefully with enchanting notes of honeydew melons and sugary grapefruit. This enchanting tale of flavor meets its epilogue in a sweet caramel finish that beckons you for another engulfing slurp.

We invite you to participate in this interesting rendezvous of nature’s finest elements, expert craftsmanship, and a passion for sustainable coffee production, all encapsulated within each invigorating cup.

SKU: NAIVO-SC-GC Categories: , , ,

The Thipaiah family produces an array of specialty Arabica and Robusta varietals that are cupped and scored by professional Q-graders every harvest. They have a strong focus on improving coffee quality that is grown in coexistence with the local biodiversity.

Genetics: Arabica Selections 5B, 6, 795, Chandragiri (Sarchimor), 9, 10, and Robusta Selections CxR, 274 and Peradeniya, as well as small amounts of the elusive Anokhi Liberica.

Annual rainfall: 80 inches per annum

Grind Size

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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