Sweet and savory, this coffee tastes like candied oranges dipped in dark chocolate and dusted with nutmeg. 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.
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.
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
Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun