India - Lalithadri Estate Chikmagalore region/Rainforest Alliance
Lalithadri Coffee Estate has been owned by Mr. Jayaram MS since 1990. It is a 69-hectare farm in a very biodiverse area. The estate owner has a master's degree in entomology in addition to his coffee farming. Coffee here is picked ripe and processing is done using great care to preserve water and other resources; coffee pulp is turned into compost for nutrition.
The Cup: Chocolate, toffee and lemon flavors; sweet and citric with a smooth mouthfeel.