India Kattehollay Estate Peaberry by Badbeard's Coffee Review |
  • Badbeard's Microroastery

    Portland, Oregon
  • India Kattehollay Estate Peaberry

Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2009
Origin: Karnataka State, southern India. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Unusual profile. Attractive, complex aroma: sweetly balanced, delicate, tart coffee fruit, dusk flowers. In the cup, soft acidity; smooth mouthfeel, verging on syrupy; quite sweet with a salty, spicy edge; continued lush lilyish floral notes. The salty sweet character carries into a rich finish.

Notes: This selection of Arabica coffee consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Badbeard's Microroastery is a Portland, Oregon-based small-batch roaster focused on quality and freshness. Badbeard's encourages its customers to "make great coffee at home." Visit or call 503-232-7327 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Certainly not a pure cup, but a very interesting one.


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