ARCHETYPE Espresso

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Our second exemplary coffee from India this season comes from Himakirthi Gowda who manages the Krishnagiri plantation. We taste mandarin oranges, caramel and honey.

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Our second exemplary coffee from India this season comes from Himakirthi Gowda who manages the Krishnagiri plantation. We taste mandarin oranges, caramel and honey.

CULTIVAR: S795, SLN 6, SLN 9 and Chandagiri
PREPARATION: Natural
LOCATION: Baba Budan Giri, Chickmangalur, Karnataka
ALTITUDE: 1,500 masl

Our ARCHETYPE espresso aims to showcase coffees which are shining examples of a particular region or origin.

Legend has it that a fakir, Baba Budan, smuggled seven coffee seeds on his journey from Persia to India and planted those seeds on a mountain, which is now called Baba Budan Giri, situated along the Chandradrona Hills. If the legend is true then it’s possible that the lush green Krishnagiri plantation may have originated from those seven seeds that grew to be amongst India’s first recorded coffee plantations. The plantation is privately owned by Boje Gowda and managed by his son Himakirthi Gowda. The farm covers 120 acres and the estate is equipped with drying patios and a washing station.

Ripe coffee cherries are picked by hand and each day’s harvest is passed through a siphon, where the under and over-ripe fruits are separated. The sorted cherries are then dried on patios under the sun for 15-20 days depending on the weather. To ensure even drying, the coffees are regularly raked and also covered in the evenings.

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250g, 1kg