This particular lot comes from Hoysala Coffee Farms located in Chikmagalur district, Karnataka, India which consists of multiple farms that cultivate coffee in a two-tier shade-grown setting on a total of 1400 hectares of nutrient-rich land. All the partner farms are collectively managed and production is overseen by folks at Hoysala Coffee and Spices.
These cherries were hand-picked from 6-year-old HDTX Catuai coffee plants, which are grown using weedicide free pesticides that are compliant with UTZ & RFA Standards. The cherries are hand sorted post picking, after which they are air-dried on trays and then sun-dried.
This air dried and red honey processed lot was graded for a bean size of 6 mm and larger. The beans have a green density of 700 g/L, which is very unlikely for beans grown at an altitude of 1000 MASL.
Supernova has been lightly roasted at constant high temperature and closely monitored ROR (rate of rise) for a smooth syrupy body while keeping the fruit attributes and acidity intact. Brew it with an Aeropress for best results.