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Riverdale Estate (Champagne) - India

Riverdale Estate (Champagne) - India

Ruby port and Nougat



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Riverdale Estate has been transformed over the last 10 years with new modern farming practices like a state of art cupping lab, energy efficient pulping station (wet mill), drip irrigation for the plants, African style raised beds to dry all our coffee and temperature controlled storage room to store coffee beans post harvest.

The loam soil in these mountain ranges have a perfect mixture of clay, silt and sand to grow coffee. The estate has a natural water stream which flows throughout the year making it a very interesting place to cultivate coffee.

Only select ripe cherries are hand picked by their trained pickers. Quality picking equals quality green beans and this is in their DNA! Given coffee fruit ripen at different stages, the field manager starts the day by choosing which section of the farm is ready to be picked by measuring the sugar content of the cherries with the help of brix meter. 

The coffee is sun dried in African style raised bed to remove the excess water quickly and create good air circulation for the coffee beans to dry evenly. Any defective or broken bean in the bed gets cleaned along the way. Every few hours coffee gets turned around by hand so all beans are exposed to the sun evenly. As part of the quality control they monitor the moisture loss every day with the help of the moisture meter and record all the data’s so they can maintain the consistency of every lot produced. After 4-6 days of drying in full sun, the coffee cherries are moved into a part shade drying bed to slow the drying process. After 20-25 days and when the beans reach between 10-13 % moisture they are stored in a purpose built storage space where the humidity and temperature are monitored daily. All the lots processed are stored separately with the name tag where RE record all the necessary information like when it was picked, drying conditions, lot size and processing information.

Region: Yercaud
Country: India
Elevation: 1,450 - 1,700 masl
Variety: SL9 and SL5B
Processing: Natural (Champagne Yeast)


PLEASE NOTE: Monastery Coffee process orders on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Coffee is always shipped within 7 days of roasting. 

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  • Roast Profile

    Roast Level
    Light
    Brewing methods recommended
    Pour over Aeropress Drip coffee French press
    Features
    Single origin Single Origin
    Organic Best served Black
  • Brewing Guide

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  • Taste Profile

    Sweet & Syrupy Sweet & Syrupy
    Tasting Notes

    Ruby port and Nougat

    Acidity

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    Sweetness

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Producer

Prakashan Balaraman

Since 1920, Riverdale Estate has been a family owned business where three generations have worked to improve the quality of their coffee plants. The Farm is located in Eastern Ghat Mountains in Yercaud, South India. Prakashan Balaraman is a young and passionate coffee farmer who is challenging traditional coffee growing practices and processing in India.

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Roaster

Monastery Coffee

Monastery Coffee are a small batch roaster of traceable coffee, based in Adelaide, South Australia.

As a roaster, Monastery Coffee feel it is their role to firstly, roast only to preserve and highlight the individual qualities inherent in each coffee due to the meticulous work of the producers, and secondly, to make sure the consumer knows who the producers are and where the coffee came from.

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