Josuma's Kalledevarapura Chandragiri
Less than 10 pounds remaining. The next crop won't land until late 2021.
This is a Villa Sarchi derivative. This newer variety is one that excites many growers and is increasingly used when growers replant a harvest block.
Flavor Notes: Caramel, Milk Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Orange, Lemon, Caramelized citrus
- Origin: India
- Region: Baba Budan Giri Hills
- Farm: Bettadakhan EState
- Farmer: D.S. Shankar
Variety: Chandragiri (Villa Sarchi derivative)
Climate: Shade Grown
Kalledevarapura Estate is located in the Baba Budan Giri Hills, the region where coffee was first planted in India back in the 1960's. The region is named after Baba Budan who, according to legend, smuggled seven coffee seeds out of Yemen and planted them in India. This propagated the spread of coffee beyond Arabia to the rest of the world. Recent genetic testing of global coffee varieties, shows that many beans in Africa, Latin American, and Indonesia trace their lineage to beans from India.
Kalledevarapura has some of the best shade among all Indian coffee farms. Unusually low rainfall also contributes to superior beans, many of which have won Flavor of India/Fine Cup awards (the Indian equivalent to Cup of Excellence).
D.S. Shankar's family has been growing coffee here for four generations. Josuma's long relationship with this family enables them to secure both unusual microlots as well as hard to secure ones.