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M.S. Estate Organic

Milk Chocolate, Peach, Golden Raisin

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Chikmagalur, Karnataka


Ethiopian Heirloom

Our organic coffee from M.S Estate is a washed Ethiopian heirloom variety. Our roasters profiled this as a medium roast to bring out its complex aromas of caramelised peach and brown sugar, and dried fruit-like aftertaste. With sweet notes of milk chocolate, peach and golden raisin, this coffee is recommended black or with milk, brewed as an Espresso, Cold Brew, Pour Over or in the Moka Pot. 

Merthi Subbangudigy Estate, otherwise known as M.S. Estate, is located in the rolling Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. The high altitude, in addition to high levels of rainfall which can reach up to 350 cms per year, rich soil and evergreen shade have helped nurture the Arabica and Robusta plants that grow here. M.S. Estate is one of several coffee estates owned by Balanoor Plantations, whose experience in the coffee industry dates back to 1937. Amongst the Arabica, M.S. Estate grows Chandragiri, selection 795, selection 9, Kent, BBTC, MS Hybrid, Cauvery and Ethiopian heirloom. 

Tasting Notes: Milk Chocolate, Peach and Golden Raisin

Roast Level: Medium 

Brewing Guides

French Press

20g Coffee Amount
96°C Water Temperature
4:00 Min Brew Time
260ml Water Volume
Very coarse Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Add coffee and start timer
  • Pour 50ml of water and stir vigorously for a few seconds
  • At 30 seconds, pour another 210ml of water and cover with the lid
  • At 4:00 min, stir a few times, allow the grinds to fall and slowly plunge
  • Pour in to your cup immediately after plunging to avoid over extracting the coffee


17g Coffee Amount
92°C Water Temperature
1:30 Min Brew Time
220ml Water Volume
Medium Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Pre-wet two filter papers, place both in the cap and screw on to bottom chamber
  • Using the normal method, place the Aeropress over cup
  • Add coffee, start timer and pour 50ml water
  • Wait 30 seconds and add remaining 170ml of water
  • At 1:30, insert plunger and very slowly press until you start to hear a hissing sound

South Indian Filter

18g Coffee Amount
90-95°C Water Temperature
8 Min Brew Time
100ml Water Volume
Medium Fine (South Indian Filter) Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Add coffee into top chamber.
  • Lightly press 3 times with filter to flatten and compact slightly.
  • Pour hot water over top, place lid and let it drip through over 8 minutes.
  • Take the decoction and add 30ml to a cup, with 1 teaspoon of sugar, and add 35ml of hot milk. Or, without milk add 30ml of hot water

Cold Brew

100g Coffee Amount
Room Temp Water Temperature
18 Hours Brew Time
1L Water Volume
8 Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Add coffee and filtered cold water in 1.5L vessel, stir so all grounds are wet
  • Add lid or cling wrap, leave on bench top at room temp for 18 hours
  • After 18 hours, stir grounds and filter through muslim cloth or cold brew filter


17g Coffee Amount
92-93°C Water Temperature
3:15-3:35 Min Brew Time
270ml Water Volume
Pourover Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Rinse filter paper with hot water to pre-heat cone.
  • Add 17g coffee and pour 100ml water within 20s.
  • Stir 4-5 times and bloom for 50s.
  • After 50s add another 170ml (total now at 270ml) water and give a 2 to 3 times spin and let it drip.


19g Coffee Amount
95°C Water Temperature
4:45 Min Brew Time
200ml Water Volume
Very Coarse Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Add coffee to vessel and start timer
  • Pour water off the boil and stir for 10 seconds
  • Cover the vessel and allow the coffee to brew for 4:45 minutes
  • Pour through channi and top up with hot water or hot milk to your taste

Home Espresso

19g Coffee Amount
85-90°C Water Temperature
30 Sec Brew Time
Full Tank Water Volume
Ditting -3.2 Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Add cold water to your machine.
  • Place ground coffee in your basket, and very lightly press and flatten out the grinds with your tamper.
  • Insert handle into the machine and turn on to make espresso.
  • Start timer and stop machine a 5-10 seconds before recommended brew time as coffee will continue to drip through.
  • If you are using scales the shot should weigh between the suggested range.
  • Add steamed milk or hot water to taste.

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