Located near Sakleshpur in the Manjarabad region of Karnataka, Harley estate is owned and managed by veteran coffee producers DM Purnesh, DM Shankar and their family. Renowned globally for their fantastic washed Robustas, after several years of research and development they now produce intriguing Arabica Microlots year after year. A conscious effort has been invested by the producers to raise their coffees to elevated standards and the effort continues with no limits in sight. They have a dedicated lab at the plantation where their in-house experts conduct several experiments ranging from carbonic macerated and whiskey-barrel aged coffees to coffee blossom tea and even coffee beer!
- Producers: Nisha Thomas, Kurian George, Anaika
- Region: Coorg
- Type: 100% Arabica
- Roast Profile: Omni Roast
- Altitude: 950 MASL
- Process: Anaerobic Fermented Naturals
- Varieties: Selection 795, Catimor
- Flavor Notes: Black Pepper, Cashews, Prunes
Malabar Squirrel’s Leap is a pleasant dream encapsulated in a lot of coffee – a shared dream between Nisha Thomas, her husband George Kurian, their little daughter Anaika, and charming pup Bella who’ve crafted a captivating Arabica that marries aromas of spice to sweet notes in the cup. Anaerobic Naturals continue to storm the coffee universe with their complex cups and funky expressions. They also display peculiar reactions to heat making them very difficult to roast with an omni profile. We’re happy that an omni profile was possible for this one making it accessible to espresso and manual brew lovers.
A mild black pepper aroma leads to a medium-bodied cup and balanced acidity with notes of cashews and prunes. Enjoy!