Ratnagiri Estate by Corridor Seven Coffee Roasters - 89 points
Review Date: August 2020
Color: 9 / 10
Aroma: 18 / 20
Flavour: 21 / 25
Finish: 19 / 20
Overall Quality: 22 / 25
Total Points: 89 / 100
This coffee needs a special mention. The reason being that it is an espresso profile and is not meant for manual brewing. Aeropress is a recommended alternate which was the primary method used to review in this case. The coffee has a very interesting play. It has notes of strawberry against a background of chocolate bitters which give it a distinct profile. The roaster mentions strawberry, heavy body and syrupy black grapes as the tasting notes. The coffee does have a heavy body. It was a challenging coffee which took time to adjust to my palate. The astringency can be off-putting a little but if you are patient enough, you will be able to figure out a way to work with it pretty well. One of those coffees which retains the Indian-ness of it in the profile of the cup.
Balance: Bitter-complex acidity
Best for: Espresso, Aeropress
Worst for: Pourover
Use a fine grind for Aeropress
Bypass with water if the balance is a bright too bright for your taste
Final verdict: A different Ratnagiri roast. Worth a try.
Price: Rs 1315 for 1kg
Roaster: Corridor Seven Coffee Roasters
Roast level: Espresso
Type: Single Estate
Estate Name: Ratnagiri Estate
Altitude: 1250 - 1350 m
Location: Baba Budan Giri
Processing: 36 hours Anaerobic Fermentation
Disclaimer: Views are personal. These reviews are based on the 100 point ratings system designed by the author.