Gemblary farms are one of the oldest coffee-growing estates in Shevaroy hills and have been producing coffee since before the British colonisation. The farm spreads across 200 acres of highly fertile land and all operations are handled by Senthil, whose family has been farming here over the past 4 generations.
This lot is a mix of SLN9, Kents, and Hawaiian Red Cattura varietal coffee plants. The cherries are handpicked, sorted, after which they are washed in huge tanks, skimming out all the floaters. The beans are then sun and shade dried on raised beds until they reach the optimum moisture level.
Grown at an altitude of 1410 MASL, these dense and hard beans are a challenge yet fun to roast. The coffee cherries were shade grown under jackfruits, figs and silver oak trees, which gives them high oxygen content even at a higher altitudes and fertile soil. They are then processed naturally.
We have roasted Light Speed to a medium roast profile, until its temperature midway point, giving it a silky smooth body with a sweet lingering aftertaste. Controlled caramelisation helped us retain its fruity and floral attributes which are best achieved with a pour over brew.