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  • Nishchay Nath

Cascara Black Honey by Karma Kaapi - 87 points

Review Date: July 2020

Color: 9 / 10

Aroma: 18 / 20

Flavour: 20 / 25

Finish: 19 / 20

Overall Quality: 21 / 25

Total Points: 87 / 100


This coffee has notes of chocolate, berry with a distinct cherry tomato-like sourness indicating a natural processing, and a slight earthiness. The roaster mentions notes of berries, jaggery and floral, the latter two which I found were missing. But inspite of that, the coffee has a great body and finishes well. It falls short in terms of complexity but it can be viewed as a challenging coffee to work with. I enjoyed working on this coffee and makes for a great everyday option to enjoy a good balance of bitters and astringents if you are able to nail the recipe.

Best for: Aeropress

Worst for: Espresso

Pro tips:

Cool the brew to highlight the acidity of the balance.

Final verdict: Moderately recommended. Can be tough coffee for a brewer to work with.


Price: Rs 450 for 250g

Roaster: Karma Kaapi

Roast level: Light to Medium

Type: Single Estate

Estate Name: Crystal Valley Estate

Altitude: 1000 - 1200 m

Location: Coorg

Processing: Washed + Naturally Processed (Black Honey)


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Disclaimer: Views are personal. These reviews are based on the 100 point ratings system designed by the author.

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