These Araku Valley Natural Parchment beans are a cousin to a Kaapi Royal Screen 17 beans, but smaller. Super healthy, robust beans are bursting with rich coffee flavor. This is a "back-pallet" delight, with low acidity, high body, and smooth, lingering finish.
Robusta in India is grown in rich soil at altitudes higher than typical in the rest of the world, and lovingly cultivated to specialty coffee cupping standards. The parent plants were likely imported into India over a century ago from Sumatra, and they have the same chocolatey profile as beans brought into Indochina (including Vietnam) by French Jesuits circa 1890-1920. We are offering this coffee as a stand-alone single origin of exceptionally quality, and also creating some new blends in which the rich, earthy flavor of these beans will shine.
We find these green unroasted beans to have a number of optimal roast temperatures, from 430° to 460° (Light to Dark). In the Light Roast they have an extraordinarily smooth taste profile, buttery with a hint of brown sugar and spice. When roasted Dark they take on a nice caramel, smoky tone. Very low in acid and (caution!) unique and addictive in its taste profile.
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Delightful coffee Perfect to blend for my espresso
I really enjoy this coffee.. It roasted quickly due to small bean size and adopted a smooth, but rich flavor. This robusta provided a nice base to my 5 bean Neapolitan roast. I will definitely be buying more.
Posted by Unknown on Oct 22nd 2021
Love this Robusta.
I blend it with low-acid Arabicas for an AM blend, but I think it would compliment higher-acid roasts very well.
Posted by Unknown on Mar 21st 2021
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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.