Tasting Notes: This is a versatile coffee that tastes good at different roast levels. We chose a lighter medium roast profile to showcase the bright citrus flavors that are well complemented by a caramel sweetness. Tastes like peanut brittle and malt chocolate with a lingering citrus aftertaste.
Recommended Brew Methods: French Press, Chemex, Drip / Pourover, Aeropress
Coffee Origins: Kerkeicoondah Estate is located in the Chikmagalur district, within the state of Karnataka, India. One of the two Arabica coffee plantations owned by the Mammen family, the estate has been managed by the family for three generations. The coffee is shade-grown and inter-cropped with pepper, cocoa, and cardamom.
Producer: Joseph Mammen Region: Baba Budangiri Mountains, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India Altitude: 3,940 feet / 1,200 meters Variety: S795 Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun
BALANCED | Woodway | Medium Roast
Tasting Notes: This is our classic Indian coffee flavor profile - a well balanced coffee with sweet and savory flavor notes. Tasting notes include cocoa powder and baking spices with a fruity tart undertone. Round in body, earthy and grounding, this medium roast has mild acidity and balanced sweet and sour flavors.
Coffee Origins: The Woodway Estate is located in the Baba Budangiri hills in Karnataka, the birthplace of Arabica coffee in India. Originally established by the British in the 1880s, the farm is now owned and managed by the Hulikere family, who have cultivated coffee here for three generations. Coffee is grown in a biodiverse ecosystem under a thick canopy of old-growth trees that enriches the coffee flavor and maintains the natural forest environment. Woodway Estate has earned a Wildlife Friendly certification for maintaining a healthy population of animal and birdlife on their farms. The Selection 9 variety is unique to India and has long been one of the premier Indian cultivars. We are excited to showcase the distinct flavor profile and beauty of this coffee variety.
Producer: Shreedev and Sushmita Hulikere Region: Baba Budangiri Mountains, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India Altitude: 4,180 ft. / 1,275 meters Variety: Selection 9 Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun Certifications: Wildlife Friendly™ Certification
BOLD | Badnekhan | Medium-Dark Roast
Tasting Notes: Sweet and savory, this is a full-bodied coffee that has blackberry jam and dark chocolate flavor notes. It has bright fruit acidity balanced by a rich chocolate and brown sugar sweetness. Round in body with a smooth, creamy texture. Tastes great black and paired with milk or milk substitute.
Recommended Brew Methods: Cold Brew, French Press, Chemex, Drip / Pourover, Aeropress, South Indian Filter, Mokapot, Espresso Espresso: Optimal brew ratio 1:1.14 - 22g in, 25g out, over 44s extraction.
Coffee Origins: Badnekhan estate is located at the foothills of the Merthi Mountain in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. A family-owned estate since the 1940s, Badnekhan is part of Devon Plantations and is currently managed by Mrs. Roshin Varghese. We are proud to source from one of the few female-managed farms in India which have been historically led by men and governed by a patriarchal inheritance system.
Badnekhan means "forest land" in the local language, and true to its name the estate is blessed with high altitude, ample shade, and abundant mountain spring waters. The coffee beans are judiciously washed and dried in the sun using raised beds. This produces superior quality beans that regularly win Flavour of India/Fine Cup awards (the Indian equivalent to Cup of Excellence). In recent years, this included a National First Place in the Best Arabica category.
Producer: Roshin Varghese Region: Merthi Mountains, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India Altitude: 4,200 feet / 1,300 meters Variety: S795 Process:Fully washed and dried in the sun
BLEND | Heritage | Medium Roast
Before 'Speciality Coffee’ roasters arrived on the scene, most traditional coffee roasters in India would offer 2 categories of coffee:
‘Pure Coffee’ which is a blend of Plantation A & Peaberry, and
Coffee with Chicory
Plantation A and Plantation Peaberry are two of the highest qualities of coffee grown in Southern India, and customers who came in to buy freshly ground coffee could modify ratios to suit their tastes for either blend.
Our Heritage Blend is a recreation of a family recipe that has been passed down over generations. As a third generation coffee roaster, it is only fitting that we add this delicious blend to our offerings. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Tasting Notes: This is a rich and complex coffee layered with flavor notes of cherry, chocolate and caramel. Full-bodied with medium acidity and a smooth finish, this coffee is quite tasty any way you brew it. Great for espresso as well as filter coffee.
Coffee Origins: The coffees in this blend come from two different farms in the state of Karnataka. Plantation-A coffee is from Woodway Estate and Peaberry is from Kerkeicoondah Estate.
Region: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India Altitude: around 4,000 feet / 1,250 meters Variety: S795, Selection 9 Process: Fully washed, dried in the sun, hand sorted
BLEND | Chicory Coffee | Medium-Dark Roast
What is Chicory Coffee? The chicory plant is a flowering perennial that belongs to the dandelion family. The root of this plant is 2 to 4 inches thick, and when given a treatment similar to that of coffee beans, (drying, roasting and grinding) can be brewed into a drink with nutty and earthy flavors. Introduced during wartimes as a substitute or additive when coffee rations were limited, Chicory Coffee became a popular beverage and continues to be a favorite choice in many cultures. Read our blog about how chicory coffee gained popularity.
Tasting Notes: When roasted chicory root is mixed with coffee it gives the resulting brew a complex depth of flavors, richer body, and creamier mouthfeel. Our blend is a mix of our medium-dark Badnekhan Estate coffee and high-quality, roasted French chicory root in an 80:20 coffee to chicory ratio. It has rich chocolate and earthy flavor notes with a well-rounded body and mild acidity. Chicory Coffee can be brewed just like regular coffee and is best enjoyed with milk and a touch of sugar.
Choose grind option to suit your Brew Method: South Indian Filter: Grind = Fine Mokapot or Stovetop Espresso: Grind = Fine Automatic Drip or Pourover: Grind = Medium French Press or Cold Brew: Grind = Coarse
What is Peaberry Coffee? Typically the coffee fruit (cherry) contains two seeds that develop flat against each other like two halves of a peanut. This is what we know as "coffee beans". In about 5% of the cherries only one of the two seeds is fertilized and develops in the shape of a pea without anything to flatten it. This oval coffee bean is known as "peaberry". Peaberry coffee beans are usually sold in bulk or commodity coffee without being separated. We find these beans so interesting and full of rich, complex flavors that we requested a bag for this special offering. Peaberry beans are hand-sorted during the harvest process and taste completely different from their twin counterparts of the same plant. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Tasting Notes: This is a rich and complex coffee layered with flavor notes of cherry vanilla and baker's chocolate. Medium bodied with a velvety mouthfeel, this coffee is quite tasty any way you brew it. Great for espresso as well as filter coffee.
Coffee Origins: Kerkeicoondah Estate is located in the Chikmagalur district, within the state of Karnataka, India. One of the two Arabica coffee plantations owned by the Mammen family, the estate has been managed by the family for three generations. The coffee is shade-grown and inter-cropped with pepper, cocoa, and cardamom. We also source the S795 variety Plantation-AB coffee from this farm - see our Kerkeicoondah Single Estate offering.
Producer: Joseph Mammen Region: Baba Budangiri Mountains, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India Altitude: 3,940 feet / 1,200 meters Variety: S795 Process: Fully washed, dried in the sun, hand sorted
KAVERI Taster Set
Discover the rich flavors of Indian coffee and enjoy a direct 'Farm to Cup' coffee experience. The Taster Set includes three tins (4oz whole bean coffee in each) of our current Single Estate offerings:
The individual coffee is hand-roasted to bring out the inherent bean flavors that reflect their origins and best overall taste in your cup. Click on the links above to get flavor notes, brew guides, and origin details for each coffee.
The KAVERI Taster set is a great introduction if you are new to Indian Coffee, and also makes an aromatic gift for that coffee lover in your life! If this is a gift, you can leave us a message in Notes before checkout. We'll be sure to include it in the package.
Coffee Toffee | Gift Set
We are partnering with pastry chef and chocolatier, Elle Cowan, to offer this delectable gift set. The coffee toffee is handmade and thoughtfully crafted to compliment the complex flavors of our Single Origin Indian Coffee.
A great gift for any fine food lover, the gift set includes:
1) One 12oz Single Origin Indian Coffee - Choose one from our current coffee offerings:
2) One 6oz handmade Coffee Toffee by Elle Cowan- Kaveri Coffee infused toffee coated in 70% dark chocolate, roasted cashews, cacao nibs, crushed coffee, Indian black pepper & sea salt. (note: contains dairy, soy, nuts)
Cozy Coffee Trio | Gift Set
A cozy coffee bundle that makes for a perfect gift this Holiday season! Treat yourself or that coffee lover in your life with this coffee-themed gift set.
Gift set includes: 1) One 12oz Single Origin Indian Coffee - Choose one from our current offerings: