We’re back with this year’s Harley Pichia — a natural processed coffee that was produced exclusively for Blue Tokai using Harley Estate’s in-house fermentation technique called Pichia Fermentation. Our roasters recommend this coffee for espresso-based drinks as well as manual brews, such as the AeroPress and Pour Over.
After the coffee cherries were handpicked, they were washed in tanks and were left to ferment overnight with the Pichia yeast strain. This helped break down the acids and also to develop a unique flavour profile. After fermentation, the cherries were shifted to raised drying beds and raked continuously for even drying. The controlled fermentation and drying process gave this coffee a delicious and complex fruity flavour. Our medium roast profile enhanced these flavour notes of sweet guava, tart pineapple and green apple.
Located in Sakleshpur, Karnataka, Harley Estate sits at an elevation of 945 – 1040m. The estate sees frequent visits by elephants and grows coffee interspersed with areca, pepper, cocoa, and cardamom. Harley has grown coffee since the 1860s and currently grows a varietal of Selection 9 Arabica.
Roast Level: Medium
Tasting Notes: Guava, Pineapple, Green Apple