Inde Baba 250G
An Indian coffee, whose history begins with Baba Budan, 400 years ago.
Aromas of caramel, chocolate, lemon
Roasted for espresso and filter
“This coffee from India represents all the originality of a local coffee through notes of caramel, chocolate, lemon. »
Legend has it that the history of the Baba Budangiri region is linked to that of an Indian sage by the name of Baba Budan. 400 years ago, during a pilgrimage to Mecca, Baba Budan discovered coffee in Yemen. He smuggled back from this trip seven mocha coffee beans by tying them to his chest. This area therefore represents the real genesis of the Indian coffee industry.
Hoysala farm is located 20 km from the nearest town Mudigere in Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka. It was built in 1889 and has been owned by the same family since 1950. Today Hoysala is run by the 4th generation.
The coffees are produced under shade using regenerative and environmentally friendly agricultural practices. We discover a rich diversity: Arabica coffees, Robusta, fruits & different spices: black pepper, areca nuts, cardamom. Within this canopy, there are more than 200 species of animals (birds, insects and reptiles).
Each year, the farm produces nearly 10,000 bags of coffee (Arabica and Robusta combined) and offers Plain, Washed and Honey coffees. The first Robusta (Peredenia) were introduced to the farm in the 1920s and today these trees continue to produce coffee!
The different steps :
Harvest: the harvest begins at the end of November and ends at the beginning of January. It is carried out by men and women from the region and immigrants trained in selective picking. Within the Hoysala farm, only cherries that have reached perfect maturity are picked.
Sorting: the cherries are sorted twice to remove those that are underripe, those damaged by insects and foreign bodies (branches, leaves, stones, etc.).
Process: the cherries are mechanically pulped and the process water is recycled.
The cherries ferment for 12 hours then are washed a second time.
Drying: they are then placed on raised mats for 7 to 9 days and are stirred regularly to circulate the air and ensure even drying.
THE REGION OF BABA BUDANGIRI
Baba Budangiri is a mountain located in the Western Ghats of India in the state of Karnataka. The state of Karnataka is the main coffee producer in India ahead of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Legend has it that the story of Baba Budangiri is linked to that of an Indian sage named Baba Budan. 400 years ago, during a pilgrimage to Mecca, Baba Budan discovered coffee in Yemen. He smuggled back from this trip seven mocha coffee beans by attaching them to his chest because the Arabs were extremely protective of their coffee industry at that time.
He planted these seeds in Chikmagalur, in the Karnataka region. This area therefore represents the real genesis of the Indian coffee industry. The hills of Chikmagalur are now named "Baba Budan Hills".
The region produces Arabica type coffees, between 1000 and 1500 m altitude. The appellation represents 15,000 hectares and mainly uses the S795, SL9 and Cauvery varieties.
|Aromas||Caramel, Chocolate, Zitrus|
|Roasting||Amber - Expresso and filter|
|Production region||Baba Budangiri|
|Coffee plantation||Hoysala Farm|
|Coffee farmer||Shanivar Santhe|
|Altitude||1'000 - 1'500 m|
|Area of the farm||Little farm within 15'000 ha|
|Variety||S795, SL9, Cauvery|
|More information on the blog||
Profil de Shanivar Santhe, ferme Hoysala