Nitrogen SL9 - Ratnagiri Estate
Selective Hand Picking:
The coffee cherries for this particular offering were selectively hand-picked, ensuring that only the ripest and highest-quality cherries were harvested. Picking at 24 brix, which indicates the sugar content of the cherries, guarantees optimal sweetness and flavor development.
Nitrogen Maceration Fermentation:
After harvesting, the cherries underwent a unique fermentation process called nitrogen maceration. They were carefully placed in stainless steel tanks and subjected to this controlled environment for a duration of 60 hours. This process enhances the flavor complexity of the coffee, resulting in a truly distinctive cup.
Poly House Drying:
Following fermentation, the coffee was carefully dried on raised beds within a poly house. This protected environment allows for precise control over temperature and humidity, ensuring consistent and optimal drying conditions. The coffee beans were meticulously monitored and dried for a total of 26 days, promoting even moisture removal and enhancing the coffee's quality.
SCA Cup Score:
Our Ratnagiri Estate coffee has been evaluated and achieved an impressive SCA cup score of 86. This score reflects the exceptional sensory attributes and overall quality of the coffee, as assessed by the Specialty Coffee Association.
As you open the bag, you'll be greeted by a medium-intensity aroma with notes of sweet candied apple and dried plum. This inviting fragrance sets the stage for the upcoming sensory experience.
In the cup, this coffee presents a medium-intensity and pleasurable flavor profile. You can expect to savor the delightful flavors of honey, melon, and candied apple, interwoven with zesty undertones and subtle hints of cocoa. The finish is characterized by the presence of dried fruits, particularly dried fig, leaving a lasting impression on your palate.
This coffee promises a memorable taste experience with pronounced notes of melon, candied apple, honey, and dried fig. Each sip will transport you to a world of flavors, showcasing the unique characteristics of Ratnagiri Estate and the meticulous craftsmanship involved in its production.
We invite you to indulge in the exquisite flavors of this Ratnagiri Estate coffee. Its medium intensity, delightful fruit notes, and nuanced undertones make it a truly exceptional choice for coffee enthusiasts seeking a remarkable and memorable sensory experience.
Tasting Notes: Melon, Candied Apple, Honey, Dried Fig
Processing: 60 hours Nitrogen Maceration
Varietal: SLN 9
Origin: Ratnagiri Estate
SCA Cup Score: 86
Altitude: 1350 MASL
Quantity: 250 g
Recommended Brewing: V60 and Aeropress