• Nishchay Nath

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

Review:

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

Complexity: High

Best for: Espresso, Aeropress

Worst for: Pourover

Pro tips:

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

Varietal: Catuai

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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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