Last Roast: Jan 14, 2021
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This is a versatile coffee that tastes good at different roast levels. We chose a lighter medium roast profile to showcase the clean, crisp fruit flavors that are well complemented by a caramel sweetness. Tastes like peanut brittle and malt chocolate with a fruity tart aftertaste.
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.
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
Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun
This buttery coffee reminded me of our trip to Kerala India where we stopped every morning at a local coffee growers stand to kick off our morning with the local brew. As a horticulturist I am impressed with how Indian coffee is grown as nature intended amongst other natural trees and shrubs and carefully tended by the growers. I’ve been told that Kaveri coffee acquires their coffee beans from local farmers such as this one and supports fair pricing for them which in my mind is an added star for the company.
I’m happy to know that I have an excellent source for Indian coffee in Kaveri coffee. The owners are delightful to work with and will provide advice on how to grind and brew their coffee to bring out the best flavor. The thick easy to reseal packets that the coffee comes in keeps the coffee fresh and the packets are enfolded with colored tissue paper and decorative tape. It’s a quality gift that you can be pleased to send as well.
Really loving the Keerkeicoondah. This is our 6th or 7th pound of your coffee, and they are very consistent and very good. The flavors are complex but familiar, too. We didn't know at all what to expect from Indian coffee, but every cup of Kaveri so far has compared very well with the best Central and South American coffees that we normally love. It's also pretty great seeing on IG when the roast dates are and being able to get coffee that we know has just been roasted, rather than guessing on what's available at the grocery store.
Top notch! Quick delivery, great packaging. High quality taste and body. Recommended to friends.
Excited to try more roasts from Kaveri, but even this medium-light roast was a little too dark for my pour over preferences.
My boyfriend has a fancy espresso machine and he's picky about what beans he uses (eschewing any beans that are at all shiny), and your coffee passes the test. The fancy lattes that he's served to me have turned out great. I can also enjoy this coffee black, which isn't true for me of all coffees! It really tastes (and smells) amazing.