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Kudiraipanjan Watermelon Naturals (India)

from 456.00 480.00

  • Producer: PKC Family
  • Region: Servarayan Hills
  • Type: 100% Arabica
  • Roast Profile: Filter Roast
  • Altitude: 1220 – 1400 MASL
  • Process: Watermelon Fermentation
  • Varieties: SL9, SL5b
  • Flavor Notes: Honeysuckle, Pear, Vanilla

Our International Coffee Day 2021 special release reveals the plenitude of the flavor potential in coffee. An underlying note of pears complemented by vanilla and a floral hint of honeysuckle display the unique results brought about by the watermelon fermentation process. The cup is balanced with medium acidity and body and is ideal to brew with all Pourover Devices, Aeropress, Moka Pot and Cold Brew.

Process: Once cherries are picked and rinsed as usual, they are sealed in fermentation tanks in which very low oxygen levels are maintained (anaerobic fermentation). The cherries are sealed in the tanks along with watermelon fruit with their juices squeezed out. Fermentation takes place for 72 hours and after the ideal pH value and sugar content is attained, the cherries are removed and dried in the sun on raised drying beds. Drying takes place under controlled shade which allows the producer to control moisture and microorganism activity. After 2 days of drying in approximately 75% sunlight, the shade is eliminated to speed up drying until the final moisture content is attained. The dried cherries are then rested for a certain period of time before being shipped off for hulling.

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Originally established in 1978 by James Frederick Adamson Macfarlaine, Kudiraipanjan Estate was acquired by the PKC family in 1975. The estate is located in the scenic Servarayan Hills near Yercaud in Tamil Nadu, India. This plush land receives upwards of 65 inches of rainfall throughout the year which ensures the soil is constantly fed with the right balance of micro and macro nutrients essential to producing excellent coffee year after year.

The coffee varietals grown here include Selection 9, Cauvery, Selection 795, HRC, Selection 5b and Chandragiri. The estate is also intercropped with pepper, oranges, jackfruit, avocados, mangos and bananas.

The trees at Kudiraipanjan include Silver Oak, Dadups, Daliya and several other forest trees that provide wonderful shade for Arabica coffee shrubs which allows for rich and flavorful coffees to be produced. The shade trees are also friendly to an expansive diversity of wildlife including a number of species of birds.

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

Weight

250g, 2x250g