Indian Natural Processed by Zingerman's Coffee Review |
  • Zingerman's Coffee

    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Indian Natural Processed

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

Blind Assessment: Aroma of fermented fruit that reads pleasantly as sweet berry, with soft wine and nut suggestions. In the cup bright toned acidity, medium-to-full body and smooth mouthfeel. Tart cherry softens and rounds toward the sweet berry noted in the aroma, balanced by pungent suggestions of aromatic wood. Fruit-toned sweetness carries into the long finish.

Notes: Grown on India's Sethuraman Estate, this coffee is dry- or "natural-" processed, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with the more typical wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Zingerman's Coffee is a specialty roasting company associated with Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, praised as "one of the top 25 food markets in the world" by Food & Wine magazine. It offers a relatively small but sensitively sourced and roasted menu of specialty coffees. Visit or call 734-929-6060 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An unusual balance of flavor notes in a traditionally dried-in-the-fruit coffee.


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