Region: Southern India, Western Ghats
Process: Honey Process
Kelaguar Heights tea and coffee estate is a 4th Generation Family farm, owned and run by the Mathias Family. Employees and their families are provided with onsite housing, a hospital, a creche and two junior schools. They use only pure spring water to nourish their coffee trees.
Honey process coffee is when the coffee beans are dried with some or all the fruit remaining on the coffee seed, leaving a sticky sweet outer layer of the fruit. This makes for a very juicy, fruity and complex coffee in the cup. This estate store their coffee in hardwood boxes for 2-3 months, to elevate the ageing process, and produce the rich, full bodied flavour notes from the coffee.
- Espresso dose: 20 grams
- Extraction: 40 grams
- Time: 30 Seconds
- Temp: 90 degrees
- Filter Coffee-to-water ratio: 1:16 or 1:17