• Nishchay Nath

Harley Estate by Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters - 88 points


Review Date: May 2020

Color: 9 / 10

Aroma: 19 / 20

Flavour: 21 / 25

Finish: 17 / 20

Overall Quality: 22 / 25


Total Points: 88 / 100


Review:

This new coffee carries a typical aroma of sourness comparable to that of a citrus fruit with notes of orange, apricot and a hint of smoked grains. The roasters at Blue Tokai also mention likeliness to strawberries and blood orange. Initially seems to be a bit too acidic and it took me a couple of brews to figure out the right balance. This coffee has a pungent bite to it and can taste bitter at smaller grind sizes. Will take time to figure out the best way to brew it. Overall, it has a decent structure and finish to it. Pretty straight-forward as a coffee. Not complex.


Best for: Pourovers, Iced-pourovers, Cold brew

Worst for: Espresso


Pro tips:

Use a brew ratio of 1:15 and higher for a better balance

Purge by adding 10% water to reduce acidity

User coarser grinds to avoid too many bitters


Final verdict: Can buy if you are into simple but fresh, citrusy medium to light roasted coffees


Price: Rs 480 for 250g

Roaster: Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

Roast level: Medium

Type: Single Estate

Estate Name: Harley Estate

Altitude: 945 - 1040m

Location: Sakleshpur

Processing: Natural

Varietal: SLN.9


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