Tony's Coffees & Teas

India Balmaadi Estate

Location: Bellingham, Washington

Origin: Nilgiris, southern India.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: NA

Review Date: October 2009

Agtron: 57/72

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet-toned, balanced, quietly complete cup. Gently pungent acidity, silky mouthfeel. Tight-knit complexity: suggestions of nut, flowers, stone fruit, chocolate, lemon. Tightens a bit in a still sweet finish.


This coffee is certified organically grown. Founded in 1971, Tony’s Coffees & Teas is a wholesale specialty coffee roasting company. Although the Tony’s roasting facility is in Bellingham, the company maintains distribution and training centers in Seattle, Washington and San Jose, California. This coffee is available only through the website. Visit www.tonyscoffee.com or call 800-448-8804 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who value subtlety rather than drama. Take this naturally sweet coffee black.

This review originally appeared in the October, 2009 tasting report: Something for Everyone: India Coffees 2009

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