Notes of mildly sweet chocolate, mixed yellow fruits, and a lingering blueberry aftertaste. With a stunning medium body, this Indian Arabica will lend itself well to any espresso.
Region: Chickmanglur, Karnataka
Processing Station: Nalima Kariappa
Process: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1200 M.A.S.L
Flavours: Floral, mixed berries and mild cocoa-like aroma. Flavours of mixed berry notes. Sweet citrus acidity. Medium body.
Story and Background
The coffee is selectively hand-picked and only ripe berries are harvested. The berries are hand sorted and floated to ensure consistent ripeness and passed through an Ecopulper (an eco-friendly machine that first separates the skin and pulp and then through a washer that separates the mucilage from the bean or parchment with limited water use). The beans are then transferred to raised beds and slow dried between sun and shade to homogenize the drying process till they reach the desired moisture level.
This family owned coffee estate dates back four generations and is owned by the Kariappa Family, now an all-women run concern. The estate is located in the Bababudan mountains of Southern India and the family is focused on producing single origin, shade-grown, biodiverse coffee with an effort to conserve the regions natural habitat (a UNESCO biodiversity hotspot). The estate and ecosystem support more than 80 varieties of birds (www.ebird.org) and is Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified.
Baristas today have access to a wide variety of high quality, speciality coffee producers and can hone their craft with a great variety of brewing methods. Barista Life works closely with these producers to deliver the finest beans around and not only that, can provide essential training to you and your staff to ensure the perfect cup of coffee reaches your customer, every time.
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To date our Head Barista Aron has made over a million of coffees during his time, that’s a lot right? His dedication and skill has benefited coffee shops around the E.U., Canada, New York & his home city London. In 2010 Aron started with a mobile espresso van which taught him just how difficult it can be to manage different bean densities in England’s inclement weather. Determined to master the art of consistency, he spent days testing coffees from around the world, roasting different blends to formulate a recipe that would deliver a consistent base flavour within a temperature range of -5’c to 35’c. Most coffee shops are fitted with air conditioning units which assist in maintaining that consistency, but without that luxury Aron’s understanding of the volatility of coffee grew considerably.
The business expanded in 2011 when both Aron and his wife, Clare, took on a failing coffee shop after the recession with aim to give it life. With previous experience in hospitality and business management, their dedication and hard graft paid off and The Espresso Lounge Tring is a successful coffee shop and cafe with several TripAdvisor awards and fantastic reviews.
They remain within this lucrative industry to date and can offer invaluable knowledge to new business start ups or those wishing to train their baristas to the highest possible standard. Barista equipment, coffee machines, sales training and business consultancy are all available through Barista Life and can set your business on the path to success.
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