India Ratnagiri Honey SLN 9 Varietal

Juicy, raspberry coulis, lime, toffee, beautiful balance
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2018/19
Status Spot
Lot Number P8000486-1
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About This Coffee

The Hindi word 'Ratnagiri' translates literally to 'Pearl Mountain', a reference to the dense silver oak canopy which crowns this farm. Ratnagiri was established in 1920 and is owned and operated by Ashok Patre, having been passed down from Grandfather, to father to son. This honey processed, single variety (Selection 9) microlot is dried on raised beds for 16 to 20 days.

We have partnered with Ratnagiri Estate for 4 straight seasons and there are no prizes for guessing why: this farm is consistently producing the best Indian coffees on our cupping table, season after season.

Origin India
Subregion Bababudangiri, Western Ghats
Harvest Season 2018/19
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Ratnagiri Estate
Processing Honey Processed
Growing Altitude 1200-1500m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Selection 9
Coffee Grade IND CA NAT CH AA
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG

The Producer

Ashok Patre is a progressive. Well-travelled and bursting with initiative, he has drawn inspiration from elsewhere to step beyond the boundaries of traditional Indian coffee cultivation and processing. Brix levels are tested before harvesting. Processing includes natural, honey and fermentation experiments alongside the traditional washed.

For all intents and purposes Ratnagiri Estate is an organic/biodynamic farm and also maintains official Rainforest Alliance Certification. Quarterly soil tests and organic corrections to soil are applied. Ionic seawater and sea weed extract are applied to improve plant immunity and sugar levels of the fruit. 

The estate is a lush shaded environment with 3 stories of shade. It is home to over 48 recorded bird populations, monkeys, leopards, wild boar, tigers, mongoose and - on occasion - elephants. The rich biodiversity demands that Ashok and his family have an approach to farming which places ecology and harmony with the environment at the forefront. This is a world class farm, truly one of the leading in India and a great example of Olam and the farmer working together to engineer excellence.

The Producer

Ashok Patre is a progressive. Well-travelled and bursting with initiative, he has drawn inspiration from elsewhere to step beyond the boundaries of traditional Indian coffee cultivation and processing. Brix levels are tested before harvesting. Processing includes natural, honey and fermentation experiments alongside the traditional washed.

For all intents and purposes Ratnagiri Estate is an organic/biodynamic farm and also maintains official Rainforest Alliance Certification. Quarterly soil tests and organic corrections to soil are applied. Ionic seawater and sea weed extract are applied to improve plant immunity and sugar levels of the fruit. 

The estate is a lush shaded environment with 3 stories of shade. It is home to over 48 recorded bird populations, monkeys, leopards, wild boar, tigers, mongoose and - on occasion - elephants. The rich biodiversity demands that Ashok and his family have an approach to farming which places ecology and harmony with the environment at the forefront. This is a world class farm, truly one of the leading in India and a great example of Olam and the farmer working together to engineer excellence.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Bababudangiri, Western Ghats
  • Farm Name Ratnagiri Estate
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Honey Processed
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Selection 9
  • Coffee Grade IND CA NAT CH AA
  • Growing Altitude 1200-1500m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Origin India
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8000486-1
  • Price Per Kg £5.50