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 Guide: Best as a Filter brew. The French Press will bring out the body and maintain the smoothness, while a Drip or Pourover balances the fruit acidity and sweetness with a good body. French Press: 15g coffee, coarse grind + 226g water @ 200F -> bloom for 45s and then brew for 3.5 mins. Pourover: 14g coffee, medium grind + 226g water @ 200F -> bloom for 45s and then brew for 3 mins. Our favorite pourover is Kalita wave for this 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.
Region: Baba Budangiri Mountains, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India Altitude: 3,940 feet / 1,200 meters Variety: S795 Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun
INDIA | 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: Good for Filter & Espresso. This coffee tastes good any way you brew it! Different flavors are highlighted by each brew method. Here are some brew recipes to try: Inverted Aeropress: 40g coffee, fine grind + 150g water @ 200F -> bloom for 30s and then press down over 30s. Mix with 150g of warm milk (or substitute) and enjoy! (Makes 2 cups of cortado-style coffee). 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.
Region: Merthi Mountains, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India Altitude: 1,300 meters / 4,200 feet Variety: S795 Process:Fully washed and dried in the sun
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.
Taste Like: 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.
Recommended Brew Methods: South Indian Filter (Grind = Fine) Mokapot or Stovetop Espresso (Grind = Fine) Automatic Drip or Pourover (Grind = Medium) Cold Brew (Grind = Coarse)
KAVERI Taster Set
Give the gift of warmth and comfort to any coffee lover in your life!
For those new to Indian or Kaveri coffee, we would love to give you a full introduction to the rich flavors of Indian coffees. The Taster Set includes a total of three bags (selected size) of our current 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.
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