Farm- Kalledevarapura Estate
Producer- Shankar Family
Process- Washed, Sun Dried on Patio and Raised Beds
$15.95 - 12 oz. bag
Sweet, delicate, buttery and creamy with filbert and milk chocolate flavors.
This super smooth cup is basked in classic Indian character. It is grown in the Western Ghat mountains by the Shankar family who owns and stewards this land. Their complex approach to poly-culture farming includes providing a dense shade canopy of silver oak, jack fruit and fig with companion planting in the understory of vanilla, cardamom, and pepper vines. The orchard is home to a broad diversity of fauna including Jungle Pigeon, owl, deer, fox and wild boar.
The farm dates back to 1865 when it was first established by the British. In 1950, the farm changed hands to the Shankar family and, in turn, has undergone several changes regarding the coffee varieties planted there. The S-795 variety is now the primary cultivar. S-795 was created in the 1940’s by crossing two older Indian varieties, Kents and S-288.
This coffee shines in the press and as espresso. For further details or suggestions for preparation head over to our Tips page.
The Kalledevarapura has been shade grown in a polyculture forest farm environment and has been cultivated without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.
This coffee was featured in a piece written by Elizabeth Mindreau in the Boston Globe on July 23, 2014.