India Palani Hills - Filter

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India Palani Hills - Filter

This is one of the two coffees that we have brought in from India by way of Indochina Importers, A very exciting and diverse origin, with improvements being made constantly and farmers/mills making exceptional tasting coffees. Thrilled to be able to showcase these coffees and proud to continue our relationship with Indochina!
• Producers + Mill:

URC Thulasi Estate is located in the Palani Hills near Thandikudi coffee research station. It starts from the Pullaveli river at 850 masl and goes all the way up to Solaikadu at an elevation of 1280 masl. The plantation has a diversity of trees and plants including Jack trees, Silver oak, Pepper, Avocado, Cardamon, Pineapple, and a variety of Citrus plants.
Working with the plantation, our origin partners Ekata have identified certain ‘blocks’ on the estate where they assessed trees being grown there to have the greatest early potential for quality improvements for specialty coffee production
• Varieties:

S795 (Selection-795) is a coffee cultivar important for being one of the first strains of C. arabica found to be resistant to coffee leaf rust

It is a selection of the Balehonnur Coffee Research Station in India and it was generated by R.L. Narasimhaswamy by cross breeding C. arabica and C. liberica known as S288 and the Kent variety, a hybrid of Typica and an unknown other type. Both S288 and Kent are known to be resistant to many rust races and the Kent variety is a high-yielding tree. The resultant S795 cultivar exhibits rust resistance, high yield, and a good cup profile, making it a desirable cultivar for producers.

S795 is widely planted in India and Indonesia. In India, it represents 25-30% of the acreage of arabica coffee.

S795 is a tall and vigorous shrub producing a high number of primary and secondary plagiotropic branches. The cherries are medium in size and oblong in shape and progress from green when young to dark red when ripe. Each node produces around 14 - 16 cherries. New leaves are a light bronze colour.

In 2021, twelve of the top 26 coffees in Indonesia's first Cup of Excellence competition either contained S795 as part of a blend or were solely S795.
• Process:

1. Harvest: Selective harvesting of cherries at the maximum maturity stage.
2 . Pulping: The coffee cherry is pulped to remove the skin, fruit and mucilage.
3 . Fermentation: The coffee undergoes 22 hrs of aerobic fermentation in water.
4 . Drying: The coffees are dried for 8 - 10 day on patios.

• Region: Tamil Nadu, India
• Producer: URC Thulasi Estate
• Farm: Palani Hills
• Importer: Indochina
• Price (green ex Shipping): £ 9.40 pkg
• Variety: Chandragiri Arabica SLN 795
• Process: Washed
• Altitude: 1100-1300masl
• Amount Bought: 150kg

• Tasting: High sweetness, Clean, Nutty, Syrupy

• Flavours like: Milk chocolate, Baked apple, Hazelnut