Balur Estate Carbonic Macerated Naturals from Subko Coffee Roasters
Balanoor Vontekad from Naivo Cafe
This washed coffee was a pleasant surprise. I expected it to be a typical washed flavour profile, but it was packed with flavour. It was bright and really juicy with a sweet finish and great body, in a non-delicate way. There was this tanginess to it, which gave the coffee a surprise element to play around with. It's needless to say this coffee was processed and roasted really well. If you're a fan of bright and expressive coffees, you're definitely going to love this one.
Favorite brew method: V60 and Clever Dripper
Harley Estate Pichia Fermentation from Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters
Harley Pichia was always on my bucket list. When Blue Tokai launched their Harley Pitchia I was too excited and decided to finally get my hands on them. This coffee is extremely fruity with a complex flavour which is best suited while brewing a V60 Pourover. Since the weather in Mumbai has been mostly hot for the past few days, I tried an Iced Pourover. I'd say if you are someone who loves iced coffees, you will savour this.
Favorite brew method: V60
Out of the Ordinary: Civet Coffee from Let's Kauphy
I first discovered Civet Coffee in the movie "Eat, Pray, Love" where Julia Roberts explores 3 countries - Italy, India & Indonesia for self-discovery. In Bali, she gets to taste Kopi Luwak which is usually the most expensive coffee. This coffee is basically from the leftovers from the poop of the civet animal. I was totally disgusted by the idea and never decided to have it until I had a conversation with Mr Rajendra from Lets Kauphy. He explained the entire process of this coffee and spurred the excitement in me to try it out. They are also one of the very few people who produce Civet coffees in India. Talking more on the coffee front, it has a smooth body, delicate flavour and a mellow taste. It is less bitter than others. I'd say everyone should at least try out this coffee once!