India Ratnagiri Estate DN17 Espresso
DIRECT TRADE COFFEE
In this lot from Ratnagiri Estate, look forward to a deep and complex cup profile reminding us of concord grape juice, ripe pear and sweet baking spices. Expect a saturated, fruit forward espresso with very high body and a lingering aftertaste.
Ratnagiri Estate is in the southwestern state of Karnataka, India. Owned and managed by Ashok Patre, this estate has been producing coffee for almost a century. Sitting between 1200 – 1400 m.a.s.l, Ashok and his team cultivate several varieties across the estate including Catuai, Cavery and HRC (Hawaiian Red Caturra). Water is supplied from two streams on the nearby mountain. In recent years, the Ratnagiri team has made leaps and bounds in coffee quality with a focus on controlled processing methods and harvesting only the ripest cherries on each round of picking. The estate has also been separated into distinct growing blocks, with special attention now paid to the individual needs of each area of the farm. Several improvements to the coffee processing infrastructure have been made including new fermentation tanks, coffee depulper and raised drying beds as well as a new milling facility, allowing complete control of the process from growing to export. This is an extended yeast fermentation, natural processed lot from the "Giri Patte" section of the estate. The Brix of the coffee cherries was 24.4 when harvested and they were put in stainless-steel fermenters after floater removal. Yeast was then added to the tanks and the coffee was fermented for 95 hours. After removing the coffee cherries, they were directly put on raised beds for drying over a 4-week period. We have been buying Ashok’s coffees for over 10 years now and are excited to see this producer evolving every year, continually pushing the limits of specialty coffee in India.
18 grams of freshly ground coffee / Timer for 28 - 32 seconds / Pull 37 - 39 grams of liquid espresso / Grouphead at 200 - 201°F / 9 bars at machine gauge
- Producer: Ashok Patre
- Country: India
- Region: Karnataka
- Elevation: 1335 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Cavery
- Process Method: Natural
- Roast Level: Light Espresso Roast