Kick starting the Indian specialty coffee scene, one sip at a time: Celebrating 10 years of Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters
Posted by Vedant Vedant on January 03, 2023
2013 was definitely one of the most special years of our lives - the year we launched Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters. It’s been 10 years since, and it still feels...
Why did we open our own Central Washing Station?
Posted by Aroshi Handu on December 29, 2022
2022 was a year of exciting firsts for us! We’ve always been passionate about taking Indian specialty coffee to new heights. Our latest endeavour is fueled by our vision to...
Kicking off our Producer Series 2022 with Snakehead Naturals by Kerehaklu Estate!
Posted by Aroshi Handu on July 05, 2022
Producer Series aims to highlight the outstanding efforts of some visionary Indian coffee producers. These coffees are a celebration of our most innovative and highest-scoring coffees from select farms across...
What’s going on with the price of coffee?
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on April 27, 2022
A lot of you have noticed recently that the price of coffee seems to be steadily rising globally. We hope to clarify why this is happening in this in-depth blog...
Notes From the Field: Our Experiments with Honey Coffees
Posted by Asif Salim on April 04, 2022
Our relationship with the farms that grow our coffees goes way beyond procuring, roasting and shipping coffee beans. In this blog I wanted to talk about one of the most...
Hello Summer: Coffees and Tools Perfect For This Season!
Posted by Shivani Rawat on March 25, 2022
Welcome summer with cold brews, iced lattes and much more! Gear up to celebrate the warmer weather with coffees and equipment that are best paired with a side of sunshine.
Make Your January, Veganuary!
Posted by Aroshi Handu on January 15, 2022
Sustainability is a word that all of us are familiar with but rarely get to exercise in real life. One way you can make a difference is by changing your...
Producer Series Lot 10: Farm in focus — Harley Estate
Posted by Aroshi Handu on January 13, 2022
New year. New coffee. New estate. We’re thrilled to be featuring Harley Estate as part of our limited edition Producer Series for the first time! If you’ve been around for...
A celebration of our rarest and most innovative coffees
Posted by Srishti Sabharwal on December 30, 2021
As the clouds drenched in the Indian monsoon are settling, making way for the milder rays of the fall sun, we are warming up to celebrate the season of our...
And that's a wrap! Revisiting Blue Tokai's journey in 2021
Posted by Niraj Kumar on December 28, 2021
Exactly a year ago in December 2020, all of us were looking back at a challenging year, hoping that the new year around the corner was even slightly easier than...
Celebrate Christmas The Blue Tokai Way With Our Season Favourites!
Posted by Aroshi Handu on December 24, 2021
The joyful spirit of Christmas is here! Whether you’re looking to celebrate with your loved ones or looking to find comfort in solitude in the midst of celebrations, we’ve got...
Producer Series Lot 9: Revisiting Ratnagiri Estate
Posted by Aroshi Handu on December 16, 2021
We’re thrilled to introduce you to Producer Series Lot 9, Natural Anaerobic Fermentation, by Ashok and Divya Patre from the Rainforest Alliance certified Ratnagiri Estate in Chikmagalur. Ratnagiri literally means...
COLD BREW CANS: REINVENTING A BLUE TOKAI FAVOURITE
Posted by Shenjit Basu on December 10, 2021
Our bottled cold brews, both Light and Bold, were how we introduced you to Blue Tokai’s cold brew experience. We took that one step further last year with our Cold...
Repurposing coffee grounds in your garden
Posted by Srishti Sabharwal on December 05, 2021
From the moment coffee seeds are sown into the soil, they go through a beautiful journey, which involves years of hard work to maintain the ecosystem at the farms these...
Introducing Our First-Ever Robusta from Kerehaklu Estate
Posted by Srishti Sabharwal on November 17, 2021
At Blue Tokai, we've always wanted to make good quality coffee accessible to everyone. Innovation at our roasteries and getting involved with our partner farms has been key in achieving...
Producer Series Lot 8: A Photo Essay
Posted by Aroshi Handu on November 16, 2021
For Lot 8 of our Producer Series, we have partnered with Riverdale Estate — a farm we featured twice in this series last year! This year too, we're excited to...
Producer Series Lot 7 | Kerehaklu Estate
Posted by Shenjit Basu on October 22, 2021
At Blue Tokai, our mission has always been simple: making sure the cup of coffee you drink is of the highest quality and introducing you to the estates that grow...
Producer Series 2021: Kickstarting The Year with Ratnagiri Estate
Posted by Srishti Sabharwal on September 22, 2021
This autumn, we’re back with our most-loved curation of coffees which lives at the intersection of cutting edge coffee processing, highest quality of green beans and the most complex flavour...
#HomeWithBlueTokai: Daily Rituals from Mindful and Body
Posted by Srishti Sabharwal on May 04, 2021
Through these distressing times, while we help our community and family, it is important not to feel overwhelmed and take care of ourselves to manage COVID-related anxieties. Daily rituals and routines...
BT Recipes: Cold Brew Bag Of Tricks
Posted by Srishti Sabharwal on March 10, 2021
With the summer heat rolling in, here are some of our favourite Cold Brew recipes that you can easily recreate in your kitchen using our Cold Brew Bags. Read on...
Producer Series Lot 5 | Ratnagiri Estate
Posted by Srishti Sabharwal on January 14, 2021
This is a bittersweet moment for us since we're excited to launch our fifth lot of the Producer Series but sad that it concludes our most innovative coffee offerings from our...
Producer Series Lot 4 | Ratnagiri Estate
Posted by Srishti Sabharwal on December 13, 2020
Our Producer Series started with the idea to not only bring the rarest Indian coffees to you, but to also celebrate the producers who envisioned and brought these experimental coffees...
Producer Series Lot 3 | Riverdale Estate
Posted by Srishti Sabharwal on November 20, 2020
We started this series to celebrate some of the most visionary coffee producers in India who put experimenting with different processing techniques at the forefront of their work. We couldn’t...
Producer Series Lot 2 | Ratnagiri Estate
Posted by Srishti Sabharwal on October 27, 2020
Our Producer Series is a celebration of our coffee producers’ commitment to innovation and quality and we’re so thankful for the love you’ve shown to the first coffee in the...
Producer Series Lot 1 | Riverdale Estate
Posted by Munkesh Kumar on October 06, 2020
This series celebrates our highest scoring coffees grown on nano lots, created by some of India's most visionary producers experimenting with innovative processing techniques. All of our unique, limited edition coffees...
Picking Your Preferred Brewing Method
Posted by Rohan Mehta on March 08, 2018
There are a lot of ways to make a great cup of coffee at home. What you use to make your coffee should be based on how you like to...
The Basics of Different Roast Levels
Posted by Rohan Mehta on February 02, 2018
Coffee starts its journey as the seeds of the flowering Coffea plant. These seeds or ‘green’ beans have none of the characteristics of the roasted coffee beans. They are hard...
Why Different Grind Sizes?
Understanding grind sizes can go a long way in helping you achieve the perfect cup of coffee. Brewing coffee using the wrong grind size is one of the most common reasons...
Tyden Kavy Coffee Week 2016
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on October 24, 2016
I was fortunate enough to be invited as the international speaker at the Czech Coffee Week, held in Brno at the start of October. The conference portion was held over...
Coffee Storage 101
Posted by Rhea Sanghi on April 26, 2016
Customers are constantly asking us whether they should store their coffee in a fridge or freezer, or if their coffee is going to get spoilt in the summer heat. If...
Water Matters Part 2
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on April 18, 2016
Following up on our earlier blog post on water and coffee, we did an experiment to gauge how much your water affects the flavor of the final brew. We brewed the same...
Posted by Rhea Sanghi on March 10, 2016
How important is the water when you brew a cup of coffee? The water you use is integral to the way your coffee tastes. It changes every characteristic of your...
What on Earth does 'tokai' mean?
Posted by Rhea Sanghi on November 08, 2015
When I tell my family and friends where I work, I expect questions about roasting and what a roasterie is, but what I tend to hear a lot is: “What’s...
Coffee Farms And Folk Art Forms
Posted by Abbas Shaikh on September 28, 2015
When we ventured out to meet the farms that we wanted to work with, we were struck by the farms' natural lush beauty, their complex biodiversity as well as the...
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on May 08, 2015
Source: Coffee Fish Roastery After a long hiatus, the coffee links are back! Nitrogen, cold brew. We will definitely be doing this when we open our new space. ...
Bhane Love Video About Us
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on October 13, 2014
We're excited to be featured as part of Bhane Love series. The fantastic team at Dear spent a few days with us at the roastery to create this video: Friends...
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on August 01, 2014
Another product with an eye on design – the Viora Lid does not disappoint. We knew Silicon Valley was crazy for its coffee, but this takes thing to a slightly...
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on July 18, 2014
In local news, white stem borer be damned, India looks poised for a record coffee harvest. We touched on this last time, but this neat map of the world displays...
Coffee Gifts with an Eye on Design
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on July 04, 2014
My list of well designed coffee related paraphernalia is quite long, but here are a few items on that list that we either own or hope to at some point!...
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on June 26, 2014
1. We’ve written about instant coffee in India before, but it’s really booming in China. 2. Looking to avoid the burnt taste when using your moka pot? Definitely watch this...
What's in Your Crystals? Or How Instant Coffee is Created
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on May 25, 2014
About a month ago, we received a very sweet but poignant email from one of our customers. He said he’d tried hot water, then he tried cold water, but that...
“Japanese-style” Iced Coffee
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on May 13, 2014
While we love the Hario’s Mizudashi cold brew pot for the set it and forget it convenience, what to do when you open the fridge and realize you forgot to...
Q & A With Shravan DS From Classics Synergy
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on March 03, 2014
Kalladeverapura Estate was the first farm we visited when we met with our growers in Karnataka. In this interview, we speak with Shravan, the CEO of Classics Synergy which...
Exploring Roast Levels
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on January 11, 2014
A customer wrote to us a few weeks ago and expressed an interest in exploring roast levels by having the same bean roasted at three different finishing points. While we normally have...
Tasting the Roots of Indian Coffee
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on October 29, 2013
Yemen should have a special place in every Indian coffee drinkers heart. As legend has it, all Indian coffee is the progeny of a few seeds brought by a Sufi pilgrim named...
Decoding the Basics for a Good Cuppa
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on October 22, 2013
Namrata was recently interviewed by Little Black Book Delhi‘s Suchita on some coffee basics. Interested in learning more about what makes good coffee? Read below…. So what is good...
Does Freshness Matter? We Did a Small Experiment to Find Out
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on July 17, 2013
One of the easiest and best ways to improve the quality of your coffee is to use freshly roasted and ground beans. This is advice we’re constantly giving our customers,...
How Your Choice of Filter Affects the Taste of Your Coffee
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on May 26, 2013
For this post, we tested two different types of coffee filters for the Aeropress Filters are generally made out of stainless steel, aluminum or paper (though coffee drinkers looking to...
Q&A with Hamsini Appadurai from Sangameshwar Coffee Estates
Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on April 09, 2013
Welcome to our interview series with our growers. We loved meeting the people we buy our coffee beans from and thought that you’d like to learn more about them as...
This is the finest grind we offer, as fine as flour
Fine grind, a bit finer than table salt.
Fine grind, slightly finer than sand granules
South Indian filter
Medium fine grind, suitable for filters with small holes.
Medium fine grind for stovetop espresso makers, also good for single cup pourovers.
Used for drip filter machines and two cup pour overs, this is a medium coarse grind like rough sand.
Medium coarse grind, suitable for 1-2 minute brew times.
Coarse grind to ease filtration.
Very coarse grind, similar to sea salt.