India - Riverdale Estate - Red Fruit Natural Process
It is safe to say coffees from the Riverdale Estate are very special to us here at Josie Coffee. This is a farm we have visited and have a strong connection with the owners and farm workers, making this coffee extra special to us. The lot of coffee is a natural process at heart, while having some added fermentation in sealed bags with various types of native red fruit added to the bags to layer extra flavours into the cherry in fermentation for a number of days.
Following this, the cherry is washed and then dried on raised beds for approximately 25 days, being turned and meticulously cared for throughout the process.
Riverdale Estate is a 100% specialty coffee farm located in Shevaroy Hills, in the Yercaud Area of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. Chris was fortunate enough to spend a week at the farm in 2018 and witness the passion and hard work that goes into this farm at every step. All of the coffees are picked by hand to ensure absolute cherry ripeness and are floated two to three times in float tanks, ensuring all floaters are removed, to have a very consistent density of coffees and remove defects. These coffees have been cared for meticulously throughout the growing, picking and processing processes, and the result shows in the cup!
ALTITUDE : 1450-1600m
ORIGIN : Rvierdale Estate, Shevaroy Hills, Yercaud, India
VARIETAL: Selection 9 and Selection 5B
PROCESSING : Natural, Red fruit ferment