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Ratnagiri, India

Ratnagiri, India

A sophisticated Catuai by Ashok Patre, soft acidity and sweet honey blossom.
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Character

Complex and soft honey sweetness.

Brewing

Recommended for all brewing methods.

Resting

Before brewing, rest beans for a minimum of 7 days for filter and 14 days for espresso.

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A reputation for quality.

We’re fortunate to be working with Ashok Patre’s Ratnagiri again after enjoying his anaerobic natural last harvest. This time we have selected his very sophisticated honey processed Catuai and we’re enjoying a soft acidity, honey and pomegranate like sweetness.

Ratnagiri was established in 1920 and is owned and operated by Ashok, having been passed down from his Grandfather, to father to son. Ashok’s progressive approach to coffee processing is developing him a reputation amongst the coffee industry for some of the most consistent quality coffees out of India.

The Producer

Well-travelled and full of initiative, he has drawn inspiration from elsewhere to push the boundaries of traditional Indian coffee cultivation and processing. Processing includes natural, honey and fermentation experiments alongside the traditional washed method.

For all intents and purposes Ratnagiri Estate is an organic/biodynamic farm and also maintains official Rainforest Alliance Certification. Quarterly soil tests and organic corrections to soil are applied. Ionic seawater and sea weed extract are applied to improve plant immunity and sugar levels of the fruit.

The estate is a lush shaded environment with 3 stories of shade. It is home to over 48 recorded bird populations, monkeys, leopards, wild boar, tigers, mongoose and on occasion, elephants. Rich biodiversity at the farm demands that Ashok and his family prioritise ecology and harmony with the natural environment. This is a world class farm, truly one of the leading in India.

  • Production Data

    Produced by Ashok Patre
    Region - Bababudangiri, Western Ghats
    Grown at 1400 masl
    Varietal - Catuai
    Harvest - March 2022
    Process - Honey

  • Honey

    Honey processing is a method in which coffee cherries are de-pulped, but allowed to dry without washing. Some of the fruit is retained on the beans, but not nearly as much as in the natural process.

    Most of the cherry is gone, but the remaining golden, sticky mucilage is reminiscent of honey, which is where the process gets it name.

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