• Nishchay Nath

Honey'd by Kapi Kottai - 87 points

Updated: Sep 5, 2020

Review Date: May 2020

Color: 9 / 10

Aroma: 18 / 20

Flavour: 22 / 25

Finish: 18 / 20

Overall Quality: 20 / 25


Total Points: 87 / 100

Review:

I could taste nuts, sugarcane, corn and caramel. No distinct fruitiness and is more roasty-nutty. The tasting notes did say sweet lime and raisins which I could sense in the aromatics of it but this coffee tastes different when brewed. It finishes off smoothly and overall was a pleasant experience. But it has a juicy body and an amazing mouthfeel. I may want to have this as my morning go-to coffee.

Best for: Pourovers, AeroPress

Worst for: South Indian Filter

Pro tips:

Brew iced pourovers to enjoy a distinct sugarcane juice like mouthfeel

Use a 1:8 brew ratio and purge with 50% water


Final verdict: Definitely buy this coffee for the summers




Price: Rs 350 for 250g

Roaster: Kapi Kottai

Roast level: Medium

Type: Single Estate

Estate Name: Gowri Estate

Altitude: 1400m

Location: Yercaud

Processing: Pulp sun dried (black honey

Varietal: SLN.9


Roaster Recommended Recipes

Method: Inverted Aeropress

22 gms coffee

220 ml water @85°C

Pour 44 ml water slowly

Stir it well to ensure all the coffee is wet

At 30 seconds, pour the rest of the water by the 55 second mark

Stir 3 times

Begin pressing gently at 1 min 30 seconds

Plunge for 45 seconds

Target brew time of 2 min 15 seconds

Stir coffee once before drinking


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