Our India Gems of Araku is delicious Single Origin coffee produced on small and scattered plots of Paderu Mandal, India.
With sweet notes of Marmalade, Plum and Toffee this 85+ scoring coffee never fails to impress.
Profile: Marmalade, Plum and Toffee
Certificate: Organic, Fairtrade
Country of Origin: India
Coffee Species: Coffee Arabica
Varietal: Sln5, Sln9
Altitude: 900 – 1350m
Harvest period: November – December
Drying: Sun Dried on Patios
SCA score: 85
‘India Gems of Araku’ showcases the very best of organic coffee from India, with its production taking place on small and scattered plots averaging 1-2 acres per family.
This coffee is produced in Paderu Mandal. Cherries are collected and brought to a centralised coffee processing unit that accepts the beans only within 10 hours of harvesting. It goes through an initial 18-21 hour fermentation before being washed and dried using a number of raised beds. It then rests for 180 days in parchment before being hulled and bagged for shipment. Any coffee on the raised beds overnight is covered with a light cotton cloth to protect from moisture in the air.
Araku is also the first in the country to receive global accreditation as a Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) Premier Training Campus offering courses on green coffee, barista skills, brewing, and roasting, along with authorised SCA trainers.