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Producer Series 2022 Lot 3 - Frozen Cherry

Cherry Jam, Sugarcane, Pomegranate, Pear

Regular price

Rs. 440

Sale price

Rs. 550

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Bitterness

Low

Acidity

Medium High

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Regular price

This coffee will be roasted and dispatched from Bengaluru roastery

Delicious and sweet, with hints of cherry jam and fresh sugarcane, the third lot of our limited-edition series comes to you, for the first time ever, from Baarbara Estate! Fittingly christened ‘Frozen Cherry’, the producer took a leaf out of the wine industry and processed this lot in a unique way. The cherries were fermented in stainless steel tanks and then stored in bags inside freezers to accumulate their natural sugars and develop a heightened sweetness from the chilled temperature. Once removed from the freezer, the beans were naturally slow-dried on raised beds. Processing the cherries using this method brought out the sweet, fruity notes and gave the coffee its sparkling acidity and a sweet aftertaste that lingers long after your first sip. Enjoy this one as a Pour Over or brew it using an AeroPress to savour its syrupy mouthfeel with a flicker of jammy goodness. 

Roast Level: Light

Variety: S795

Elevation: 1440 - 1460 M

Process: Natural (Frozen)

Location: Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Tasting Notes: Cherry Jam, Sugarcane, Pomegranate, Pear

“We were thrilled to produce this lot because this time, we combined aerobic and anaerobic fermentation which gave it unique, complex characteristics.”

- Ashok Patre, Producer

About the Farm

Ratnagiri Estate is a Rainforest Alliance certified farm in the South Indian Western Ghats near Bababudangiri, the place where coffee in India first originated. The Patre family has looked after the farm since 1927 and their approach to farming has always placed ecology and harmony with the environment at the forefront of their work. Ratnagiri literally means ‘Pearl Mountains’ and gets this name from the dense Silver Oaks that tower over coffee plants, lending a silver hue to the hills where the farm sits. The farm is home to Arabica and pepper with a diverse and rich ecosystem!

Ratnagiri Estate has been featured several times in our Producer Series last year — a celebration of our highest scoring micro lots. Ashok Patre, the farm owner, is always up for being creative with his coffee processing methods and this time was no different. 

We spoke to him to learn about everything that went into processing this unique coffee and the challenges he faced. Here is an excerpt.

Q+A with Ashok

Ashok: I feel the complexity and the flavours of this coffee come out beautifully when brewed as a Pour Over.

“What I love about this coffee is that it is exceptionally smooth, juicy and refreshing! I love brewing it using a Pour Over or an AeroPress.”

- Vikas Mishra, Roaster

About the Roaster

Each Producer Series coffee brings with it new flavours, new processing techniques and new challenges. In conversation with our Roaster Vikas Mishra, we set out to understand the flavours he wanted to highlight while roasting, how he loves brewing it and ultimately, what surprised him the most.

Q+A with Vikas

Vikas: This coffee has an intense sparkling acidity and is quite refreshing to drink!

Q:  What makes this coffee ‘Producer Series’ quality?

Vikas: Ratnagiri Estate has always produced really good quality coffee beans. The unique processing technique followed for this one has allowed the coffee to have great, complex notes.

Brewing Recipes

Here are some of our favourite recipes for a range of brewing methods:

French Press

20g Coffee Amount
88°C Water Temperature
5 Min Brew Time
220ml Water Volume
Coarse Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Add coffee, start the timer and add 120ml water. Make sure the grounds are well-saturated.
  • After 30 seconds, stir the grinds gently and top up the water to 220ml.
  • Place the plunger lightly on top and plunge at the 4:40 minute mark.
  • Pour into your cup immediately after plunging to avoid over-extracting the coffee.

Aeropress

16g Coffee Amount
89°C Water Temperature
2:30 Min Brew Time
240ml Water Volume
AeroPress Grind Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Pre-wet the filter paper and add coffee.
  • Start the timer, pour 240ml water and whirl the AeroPress around 4-5 times to wet all the grounds.
  • After minutes, screw on the cap and plunge slowly.

South Indian Filter

20g Coffee Amount
96°C Water Temperature
9-10 Min Brew Time
110ml Water Volume
Medium Fine Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Add coffee into the top chamber and level the bed.
  • Pour hot water on the top, place the lid and let it drip through for 9-10 mins.
  • You can add sugar, milk or more hot water to your liking.

Inverted Aeropress

17g Coffee Amount
90°C Water Temperature
3 Min Brew Time
220ml Water Volume
AeroPress Grind Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Pre-wet the filter paper and add coffee.
  • Start the timer, pour 40ml water and whirl the AeroPress around 2-3 times to wet all the grounds.
  • After 30 seconds, add another 180ml of water and stir 2-3 times.
  • After 3 minutes, screw on the cap, flip and plunge for 30 seconds.

Pourover

15g Coffee Amount
88°C Water Temperature
3:30-4 Min Brew Time
250ml Water Volume
Pourover (6.5 on Ditting) Grind Size

Brewing Method

  • Rinse filter paper with hot water to preheat the cone.
  • Add coffee, start a timer and pour 50ml water. Swirl the cone thrice.
  • Let the coffee bloom for 30 seconds and pour another 50ml water into the centre of the cone and stir twice.
  • After a minute, pour 150ml water and let the coffee drip down.

Our Roasting Schedule

This coffee will be roasted and dispatched from our Mumbai roastery. The next dispatch will happen on 5th October.