India Washed Bynekere Estate - Sugercane washing

Green apple, unusual process, caramel, fresh bread
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2018/19
Status Spot
Lot Number P8000528-1
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About This Coffee

Bynekere Estate is a 73ha estate operated by Mr. Thrilotham in Malandur, near Chikmagalur in India's Western Ghats region. After washing the coffee is dried first under shade, then under sun.

Origin India
Subregion Malandur, Chikmagalur
Harvest Season 2018/19
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Bynekere Estate
Processing Washed
Processing Description Washed, with sugarcane juice added during fermentation
Plant Species Arabica
Coffee Grade IND CA WA PLA A
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG

The Region

Bynekere Estate is located near the Baba Budan Giri region at an elevation of 1,580-1,700masl. This region is widely considered the best place in India to grow specialty coffees. 

The Estate is spread across 73ha and is currently run by the 3rd generation. Bynekere Estate is home to a rich biodiversity of plant and animal life. Shade canopies of silver oak, red ceder, teak and many other forest trees are observed in the Estate. 

The farm is is in the vicinity of Bhadra wildlife sanctuary and amidst the scenic beauty of the region’s lush evergreen tropical forest, surrounded by habitual green coffee plantations and the intoxicating aroma of black pepper creepers.

This area is situated in the mountain range of western ghats, located at 20kms from Chickmagalur town towards ‘Muthodi’ forest also known as Bhadra wildlife sanctuary 

History of Coffee in India

If coffee was born in Ethiopia and grew up in Yemen, then it left home to make its own way in the world through India in the 17th Century, when Baba Budan, returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca, smuggled seven beans and planted them in hills of the Chikkamagaluru district, a hill region now known as Baba Budan Giri. Green coffee cultivation grew slowly in India and the first formal plantations were established by the British in 1840 in the same region where the first coffee was planted. 

Over the years, repeated battles with leaf rust and an emphasis on yield caused India to increase planting Robusta and prioritize shade growing conditions. Today, India grows more than twice as much Robusta as Arabica and nearly all coffee is grown under shade, much of it in forest conditions. Over 21% of India’s coffee is exported to Italy, where Robusta has long been a part of traditional espresso blends. In recent years, Olam has been finding coffee for the specialty market. India is poised to attract increasing attention from specialty markets, and not only because quality is quickly improving. Coffee plantations in India are home to abundant wildlife, including tigers and elephants, because of the forest-like conditions. Compared to shade grown coffee in other parts of the world, coffee in India is grown in dense shade conditions, and almost always intercropped with peppercorn, cardamom, areca nut, oranges, bananas, and other crops.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Malandur, Chikmagalur
  • Farm Name Bynekere Estate
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description Washed, with sugarcane juice added during fermentation
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Coffee Grade IND CA WA PLA A
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Origin India
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8000528-1
  • Price Per Kg £4.50