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India's coffee tradition goes back 400 years or more, when a variety called Kent was first established in the Southern Hills. Arabicas predominated until the coffee blight of 1870, when growers needed to create natural hybrids or switch to resistant varieties. The resultant strains had genes from Liberica and other resistant species and present a unique taste profile as a result. They are grown in a double-tiered shade system. Often inter-cropped with spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, the coffees gain aromatics from the inter-cropping, storage, and handling functions.
India mostly ships its coffee to their Northwest, where Italy accounts for 28% of exports and the rest of Europe consumes almost as much. Indian coffees are one of the secret ingredients of many award-winning Italian coffee blends and espressos.
This wonderful blend comes from the Araku Valley, where several Arabica subspecies are cultivated along with premium Robusta. Our blend include 3 different unique regional Arabica varieties and a high-cupping, screen 17 Robusta. You will not experience such a unique coffee taste profile anywhere else in the USA!
8 ounce bags, choose whole bean or ground. This is a multi-temperature Harlequin Roast in which the beans are optimized per variety.
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The Araku Valley of India
India's coffee tradition goes back 400 years or more, when a variety called Kent was first established in the Southern Hills. Arabicas predominated until the blight of 1870, when growers needed to hybridize to resistant varieties. The resultant strains had genes from Liberica and other unique, resistant species. Learn more and browse India's Araku Valley coffees here.