Notes: Syrupy, green and purple fruit pastels
We are very excited to share with you our very first coffee from India. This Red Honey process from the Ratnagiri Estate is beautifully sweet with lime acidity as filter, or sticky and syrupy as espresso.
The Estate is situated at the top of a mountain range in the Western Ghats region of India. The local Hindi name Ratnagiri translates to “Pearl Mountains” and references the dense silver oaks which tower over the estate and provide a natural shade canopy for coffee.
This estate has been in operation under the Patre family since 1920, being passed down from grandfather to father to son. While initially the son, Ashok, continued with traditional farming practices, he has since spent many years travelling to origin countries, visiting well-known farms and taking from the best of their practices and incorporating it into his operation at Pearl Mountain.
This Estate is particularly exciting to us because for all intents and purposes it is an organic/biodynamic farm. Rainforest Alliance Certification, the estate is a lush, shaded environment and is home to over 48 recorded bird populations, monkeys, leopards, wild boar, tigers, mongoose and - on occasion - elephants. The rich biodiversity demands that Ashok and his family have an approach to farming which places ecology and harmony with the environment at the forefront.