Araku, Andhra Pradesh
Here’s presenting to you, the third coffee in our Nano-X series – Araku Toddy.
This is a special experiment conducted by the Araku Valley Farmers Collective where they fermented a small batch of their complex coffee with their traditional toddy called Jeeligakallu.
The Araku valley has long-standing rituals with its homegrown toddy which is also called Jeeligakallu, made from the sap of the Fishtail Palm trees. Only toddy tappers from the Nooka Dora community are allowed to climb these trees. They usually bathe early in the morning, perform a special puja and take the blessings of the tree, which they lovingly call the wish-fulfiller.
Tasting Notes: Vanilla, Grapes, White Wine and Mosambi
Roast Level: Light
ABOUT THE FARM
Unlike several other farms managed by single producer families, the Araku Valley Farmers Collective is a group of small-scale farmers. One of the most prominent tribes there belongs to the Vanthalas, who worship and protect snakes and act as guardians of the biodiversity of the region. The collective of these farmers is managed by a non-profit called TechnoServe. The organisation works with coffee farmers to build capacity in agronomy training, post-harvest management support and market linkages.
ABOUT THE ROASTER
Our Head of Green Beans Sourcing and Senior Roaster, Asif Salim, has enjoyed working with the Araku Valley Farmers Collective since 2019 and appreciates that they are organic and don’t involve the use of pesticides at any stage. He’s incredibly impressed that with such limited infrastructure, the farmers have been able to successfully experiment with different processing methods
Country of Origin:India
Manufactured By:Muhavra Enterprises Private Limited
Blueberry, Milk Chocolate, Fruity
Orange, Peach, Black Tea
Raspberry, Tea Rose, Honey, Hibiscus
Mosambi, Sugarcane, Pear
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.