Region: Bababudangiri, Chikmagalur
Producer: Tata Estate
Altitude:1200-1850 meters above mean sea level
Soil:Red loamy and gravel
Varietal: Kent,S 795
Processing: Fully washed & Sun dried
Harvest Season: November – January
Screen Size/Grade: Screen 19
In the cup: Good body, well rounded, with flavours of milk chocolate& hazelnut with a touch of spice. Medium acidity, sweet with a long clean finish.
Coffee in India started with the Indian saint Baba Budan, who while on a pilgrimage to Meccasmuggled seven coffee beans (by tying it around his waist) from Yemen to Mysore in India. He planted them on the Chandragiri Hills, now named after the saint as Bababudangiri (Giri meaning hill).
The shade grown coffee have been inter-planted with the natural forest trees like Teak,Rosewood, Silver oak & Jackfruit along with Orange and Pepper. The beans are very large, uniform bluish-green in colour, with a clean polished appearance. This is a specialty coffee which represents the best quality of coffee from India.