The Baba Budan Giri region was one of the first new homes for coffee when the sage Baba Budan smuggled his beans from Arabia to India in the late 1600s. The evolution of these beans over the last three centuries has resulted in the high-quality beans that we receive from Kalledevarapura Estate today. But that evolution would be incomplete without the hard and innovative work of brothers D.M. Shankar & D.M. Purnesh and their family. The estate has the best shade setup for growing coffee with jack fruit, fig and silver oak trees that combined with the right rainfall give rise to superior Arabica beans.
The hardworking staff on this estate are provided with free electricity, water and living quarters with their children also receiving free education. The estate has been on the receiving end of prestigious awards that include the “Flavour of India – Fine Cup Award” and “1st Quality Prize Espresso” from Illy Caffe.
- Producers: Kalasaiah Family
- Region: Hosapura
- Type: 100% Arabica
- Roast Profile: Omni Roast
- Altitude: 1250 MASL
- Process: Washed
- Varieties: SL795, Chandragiri
- Flavor Notes: Hazelnut, Citrus Blossom, White Chocolate
As Indian coffee moves through new dimensions of experimentation yielding the wildest flavours and aromas, there are those of you out there who will never betray the classic bold flavor of a solid Indian Washed Arabica. This washed lot from our new producer partner – Udayagiri Estate – is clean, uniform and bold in flavor and suitable for classical coffee lovers.
The lot is a mix of Selection 795 and Chandragiri varietals with the former bringing timeless notes of Hazelnut and White chocolate to the cup and the latter ensuring the ideal spark of acidity with a pleasant citrus blossom note. Have it black or with milk, have it all day long. If you like your coffee to be bold, straightforward and uniform in flavor, this is sure to be a favourite.