India Dark Roast by Nandipura Coffee Review |
  • Nandipura Coffee

    Bangalore, India
  • India Dark Roast

Roast: Dark Review Date: August 2002
Origin: Baba Budan Giri growing region, southern India. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Issues of roast rather than green coffee dominated reactions to this dark roast, with Ken leaning to the critical side and Chris to the positive. Ken: "Impressively full-bodied, but bitterly monotoned and heavy rather than round" (rating 83). Chris acknowledges that "most of the [attractive] India sweet pepper flavor has been roasted out of this one. However," he continues, "it deserves merit for a skillful roast that brings out sweet creamy coconut tones without contributing a smoky flavor" (rating 86).

Notes: Nandipura Coffee is a fifth-generation, family-owned coffee company. From the 2001/2002 crop. Visit for more info.

Who Should Drink It: This heavy-bodied, authoritatively roasty coffee definitely should pull its weight in large quantities of milk.


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