Indian Kelagur Heights Chandragiri
Country – India
Region – Manjarabad, Western Ghats, Chikmagular District
Cultivar – SLN13
Processing Method – Natural Process
Elevation – 915m – 1220m above sea level
Tasting Notes –
Stonefruit, cherry, almond and dark chocolate. Full body carries a long toffee finish.
Preparation – Roasted for Espresso
Kelagur Heights Coffee and Tea Estates is owned by the Mathias Family for the past four generations. It is located in the first range of
the Western Ghats in the Chikmagular District of Karnataka State.
Spread over 120 hectares, Kelagur Heights Estate harvest up to 150 tonnes annually of some of the finest Arabica and Robusta coffee
beans each season.
Coffee grows under a mixed canopy of shade with the upper canopy comprising trees such as ficus; albizzia; cedrela toona
The Estate has fully integrated facilities for coffee processing, with on site pulp houses and curing works. Fourteen perennial springs on
the Estate ensure that the washed Arabica and Robusta grades are both of the highest standard.
With all their coffees, the emphasis for Kelagur Heights Estate has always been on sustainability under the expert guidance of the
Central Coffee Research Institute of India and this particular variety is a hybrid developed in conjunction with them.
Developed ostensibly to be disease resistant and sustainable, this variety is from a specific gene bank developed by the Central
Coffee Research Institute in India.
Kelagur Coffee has won the Flavour of India Fine Cup Award for Arabica in 2008 as well as for their Robusta grades in 2005 which
bears testimony to their continued emphasis on quality.
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