India Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold – 33746 – 60.0 kg Bags – May 2024 Shipment – RCWHSE

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About this coffee

Grower

Smallholder farmers from Chikmagalur District

Altitude

1200 - 1350 masl

Variety

Cauvery, Kent, S.795, and S.9

Soil

Volcanic loam

Region

Chikmagalur District, Karnataca, India

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

December – March

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

Regional Details

If you think coffee from India sounds uncommon, wait until you hear about the Western Ghats mountain range where this coffee was cultivated.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most biologically diverse places in the world with more than 5,000 species of flowering plants and 508 different species of birds.  The Neelakurinji flower is so uncommon that  it only blooms every twelve years.  And the legends say that the Western Ghats mountain range is the location where the first cultivated coffee in India arrived, from seven raw beans brought from Mocha by a Sufi saint on a pilgrimage to Mecca in the 17th century.

Sourcing Details

This lot comes from an estate in the Somwarpet region, which has 330 acres cultivated with coffee, oranges and peppers.  The estate has its own mill where coffee cherries are sorted, depulped, fermented, washed and then dried on patios.