Like its natural processed sibling coffee from Unna at Balmaadi Estate this coffee is full of chocolate notes. Also in the cup are flavour notes of juicy white grape, walnut and a complex stone fruit and citrus acidity.
In 2003 the farm passed to its current owner, Unnamalai Thiagarajan, from her husband’s family. A remote, difficult to access location and a wonderfully complex but sprawling farm meant Unna faced massive challenges to make it a sustainable business.
Studying her options, she came across Biodynamic processes – one of the earliest Organic philosophies. Biodynamic growers obey Organic rules but also look to create self-sufficient agricultural environments, where the biodiversity on the farm supplies for its own needs.
Chiming with her own beliefs in the importance of existing in harmony with her environment, Unna has used this approach to turn the challenge of isolation and the semi-wild nature of the farm into an advantage.
- Region: Tamil Nadu
- Producer: Unnamalai Thiagarajen
- Variety: Kent, S795
- Process: Washed
- Altitude: 1200-1800 masl
- Harvest: Feb 2020
- FILTER RECIPE
Suggested Method: Pour Over
Time: 3 mins
- Dose: 17g
Time: 27-29 secs
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Situated in near the town of Ooty, in the far west of the Tamil Nadu region of India, Balmaadi Estate was one of a group of coffee farms originally established by Scotsman John Ouchterloney in the19th Century.