India Kattehollay Estate Peaberry
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Karnataka State, southern India.|
|Review Date:||October 2009|
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
Who Should Drink It: Certainly not a pure cup, but a very interesting one.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2009 tasting report: Something for Everyone: India Coffees 2009