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!
Sláinte 2023 (Whiskey Barrel Aged Coffee)
- Producers: DM Purnesh, DM Shankar
- Region: Sakleshpur
- Type: 100% Arabica
- Roast Profile: Filter Roast
- Altitude: 950 – 1050 MASL
- Process: Whiskey Barrel Aged
- Varieties: Selection 9
- Flavor Notes: Dark Rum, Black Currant, Jujube
Unveil hidden dimensions of complexity in this very unique lot of coffee. We worked with Harley Estate to produce this lot which involved aging batches of selection 9 cherries in Amrut Whiskey Barrels for a period of 3 months. Following this, the cherries were removed and dried on raised beds to complete their development. Bittersweet notes of dark rum with undertones of black currant and the Jujube fruit lead into an anti-climactic smoky finish. This coffee is undoubtedly only for the brave-hearted!
We recommend trying this in V60 pourover, Chemex and Aeropress. It’s a perfect choice for cold brew lovers as it induces a lot of character into cold-brew drinks.