Kerehaklu Estate - Light + French Press
1075 - 1200 M
Washed (Polypore Process)
This year’s light roast offering from Kerehaklu Estate is a washed coffee with fragrant aromas of raisins, dried figs and brown sugar. If you’ve tasted and liked our coffees from Nachammai and Seethargundu Estates, you’ll love the complex, tea-like flavours of this one. The plush, creamy mouthfeel of this medium-bodied light roast can be best brought out when brewed as a Pour Over or using an AeroPress.
Due to unseasonal rains in the past harvest, the team at Kerehaklu Estate innovated with climate-forward measures to process this lot. This involved de-pulping and fermenting the coffee for 24 hours, followed by slow-drying in a well-ventilated warehouse for 42 days. To finish off, the coffees were laid under the sun on the last day of drying to stabilize the moisture and water activity. This process has been named the ‘Polypore Process’ — an ode to the long-drawn process of growing Polypore mushrooms in the warmer months.
Tasting Notes: Black Tea, Mosambi, Dried Dates
Roast Level: Light
Tucked away in Chikmagalur, Kerehaklu Estate has been run by the Thipaiah family for four generations. Spread across 275 acres, the farm sits at an altitude of roughly 1200 metres above sea level. The farm gets its name from the old Kannada words 'haklu' which means ‘the shelter’ and 'kere' which means ‘by the lake’.VISIT FARM