India, Western Ghats - Ratnagiri Estate Catuai Anaerobic Natural Specialty Coffee (Medium Roast)

India, Western Ghats - Ratnagiri Estate Catuai Anaerobic Natural Specialty Coffee (Medium Roast)

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India, Western Ghats - Ratnagiri Estate Catuai Anaerobic Natural Specialty Coffee 

Processing: Washed
Varietal: Catuai
Region: India, Western Ghats
Farm: Ratnagiri Estate
Altitude: 1300-1400 meters above sea level
Flavour Notes: Chocolate, hazelnut, biscuits

Located amidst the lush greenery of the Western Ghats in India, near the birthplace of Indian coffee (Bababudangiri Hills), lies Ratnagiri Estate.  The name itself translates to "Pearl Mountains," a fitting description for the landscape adorned with silver oak trees that cast a silvery sheen on the hillsides.

This haven for specialty coffee boasts a rich history dating back to 1927. The Patre family has been the steward of this land for generations, meticulously cultivating coffee with a deep respect for the environment. Here's what sets Ratnagiri Estate apart:

Multi-Generational Expertise:  The Patre family's century-long experience ensures a deep understanding of the land and the delicate art of coffee cultivation. This translates into meticulous attention to detail, from selecting the perfect beans to ensuring optimal growing conditions.

Sustainability Champion: Ratnagiri Estate is a Rainforest Alliance certified farm.  They prioritize sustainable practices, ensuring the well-being of the ecosystem. This includes using natural fertilizers, maintaining a rich biodiversity through shade-grown coffee, and adhering to strict water management practices utilizing their two freshwater streams.

Focus on Quality: The estate prioritizes quality over quantity. They meticulously handpick ripe cherries and maintain strict quality control measures throughout the processing stages. This dedication ensures exceptional coffee beans that meet the standards of discerning palates worldwide.

Collaboration and Innovation: Ratnagiri Estate actively collaborates with roasters like Blue Tokai to showcase their unique micro-lots.  They're also open to experimentation,  as evidenced by their Anaerobic Natural Catuai, pushing the boundaries of flavor profiles in Indian coffee.

Beyond the Beans:  Ratnagiri Estate isn't just about coffee; it's a testament to the harmonious relationship between people and the environment. Their commitment to sustainability and exceptional quality makes them a leading light in the Indian specialty coffee scene.

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