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Zoom Decaf India Ratnagiri

Decaf India Ratnagiri

For the second year in a row, we are excited to feature this limited-release decaffeinated coffee from Ratnagiri Estate in Southern India.

Bursting with flavors of Tamarind, Macadamia Nut, and Honeydew Melon, this special decaf blend is low on caffeine but big on flavor. 

Flavor Profile

  • Origin

    Karnataka, India

  • Tasting Notes

    A silky body is complemented by flavors of tamarind, macadamia nut, and honeydew melon.

  • Roast Level

    Light Med Lt Med Med Dark Dark

Origin Story

Ashok Patre

For the second year in a row, we are featuring this limited-release decaffeinated coffee from Ratnagiri Estate. The farm is situated in the Western Ghats, a mountain range located in the Karnataka region of southern India that is considered to be the motherland of Indian coffee. Translating to pearl mountains, the name Ratnagiri was inspired by the silver oak trees that provide shade to the farm’s coffee plants and give a silver hue to the surrounding hills.

This coffee is a blend of a fully washed lot and two honey processed lots. Both washed and honey processed coffees are pulped after harvesting where most of the fruit gets removed from the beans. After fermentation, washed coffees have any residual fruit removed before drying, whereas honey processed coffees are left to dry with the residual fruit intact. The varying methods of processing yield different flavors, and the combination of these three lots creates a complex and intensely sweet cup of coffee.

This coffee was decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process of caffeine extraction, without the use of chemical solvents. The coffee soaks in a green coffee extract that coaxes caffeine out of the beans while leaving much of the original flavor intact. The extract then passes through activated carbon filters that remove the caffeine. This process continues until the beans are 99.9% caffeine free.

Altitude
Altitude

4,100 - 4,750 feet

Variety
Variety

Catuaí, Cauvery

Processing
Processing

Washed, Honey

Why We Love This Coffee

Decaffeinated coffees go through intense processing that can diminish the structural integrity of the beans, so generally we use a gentle application of heat throughout the roasting process to ensure we highlight the coffees’ inherent flavor characteristics. Decaf India Ratnagiri has a delicate flavor profile making gentle heat application even more paramount.

  • Sustainably Sourced
    Sustainably Sourced

Good Coffee, Better Planet

Generations of the Patre family have tended to the land of Ratnagiri Estate for almost a century, since 1927. In recent years, owner Ashok Patre has committed to the improvement of coffee quality by optimizing agricultural practices, experimenting with processing methods, and investing in new processing equipment, but it has been investment in its people that has proven to be most impactful. Increased salaries and worker training has resulted in improved picking standards and commitment from those that make these unique coffees possible.

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