India - Riverdale Estate - Watermelon Natural Process
We are always excited to have these coffees in the roastery as they are undoubtedly some of the finest coffees hailing from India. 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. This coffee is an Anerobic Natural Process coffee, which has formulated yeasts added in processing, to produce unique and amazing flavours.
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, Watermelon ferment
CUPPING NOTES: Cherry, milk chocolate, liquor