Origin : Moganad estate, Yercaud
Processing : Arabica Naturals
Tasting Notes : Cherry / Cacao nibs / Rose
Roast Level : Medium-light
The month of kārtigai has just started , and this being the festival of lights here in Tamilnadu (even more so than Deepavali) we thought we'd release something really special.
These naturals from Moganad estate (where we source our best seller dark!dark!dark! from) are something unreal!
Really ripe , almost purplish cherries were picked for this lot and slow dried in a climate controlled poly house by the good folks at MSP coffee. The result of all of this care is some of the most bonkers flavours we have tasted in a traditional natural.
Right from the dry aroma and down to the last sip of the brew, this coffee has oodles of fruitiness. We taste cherry, plum and hints of rose in all the batches we have cupped; along with a rich chocolatey undertone that pervades throughout. It's almost like blackforest cake in a cup(we were very tempted to put it on the label!).
This coffee had our roaster humming the rāga khamās from the time he sniffed the roasted beans and that's the name we went with.
Khamās the coffee is a delight across all manual brewing methods and has been roasted medium-light to let all the bonkers flavours sing!