Ratnagiri Estate - India 48hr Anaerobic
Roast Profile:- Medium/Light
This estate has been in operation under the Patre family since 1920, being passed down from grandfather to father to son. While initially the son, Ashok, continued with traditional farming practices, he has since spent many years travelling to origin countries, visiting well-known farms and taking from the best of their practices and incorporating it into his operation at Pearl Mountain. For all intents and purposes, Ratnagiri Estate is an organic/biodynamic farm and also maintains official Rainforest Alliance Certification. 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.
Anaerobic: A new development this year with the initial fermentation performed in sealed vats.
Agricultural maintenance is a top priority at Ratnagiri. Quarterly soil tests and organic corrections to soil-applied. Ionic seawater and seaweed extract are applied to improve plant immunity and sugar levels of the fruit. Brix testing of coffee cherries is done before harvesting.
Ratnagiri or “Pearl Mountain” estate is situated at the top of a mountain range in the Western Ghats region of India.
The local Hindi name Ratnagiri translates to “Pearl Mountains” in reference to the dense silver oaks which tower over the estate and provide a natural shade canopy for coffee.
Variety | Cavery
Process | 48hr Anaerobic Natural
Altitude | 1280 - 1417 MASL