Indian Natural Processed
|Roaster Location:||Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|Coffee Origin:||Karnataka State, southern India.|
|Review Date:||October 2009|
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
Who Should Drink It: An unusual balance of flavor notes in a traditionally dried-in-the-fruit coffee.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2009 tasting report: Something for Everyone: India Coffees 2009