Coffees of 2021 : mind=blown by kapi kottai

the coffee

☕️: @kapikottai
?: mooleh manay, @southindiacoffeeco
⚙️: natural sun dried

south india coffee co

The South India Coffee Company was started in 2017 by husband and wife duo Akshay Dashrath and Komal Sable.

We are 5th generation coffee planters from Coorg, one of the oldest coffee growing regions in India. Having spent a significant amount of time in the UK for the last 10 years, we realised that Indian Coffees are underrated and under-represented(1)

the estate : mooleh manay

Mooleh Manay Estate was established in 2013 by 4th generation coffee planter, Ms. G.G. Padmashree with the aim of producing sustainable and environmentally responsible high quality coffee using modern farming techniques. The plantation is located in North Coorg, on the banks of the Harangi backwaters in the foothills of the Western Ghats.(2)

the roaster : kāpi kottai

kapi kottai was founded by chennai duo Akshay Vaidayanathan and Ezzy Fernando.
They were first introduced to me by Binny aka BaristaOnBike.
Their USP is they are super great friends and have the cuddliest of all doggo – bumbles. Kidding but kinda not.
They are really awesome people because they started their roasting in an OTG oven which i got to see in action when i first got to visit kapikottai HQ.

now they have Ashley Bakington who is an Ailio Bullet R1V2 which makes their coffee extra superbly awesome!

what i want to remember

for me mind=blown has been a favourite since the first time i tried it. it is insanely and unbelievably fruity and one of those coffees that you can’t do much wrong with. it’s gonna taste even if screw up the ratios which i sometimes do if iam brewing too early in the morning.
this year’s beans are magic as always. it’s got a dimension of tart to it over the sweetness that is just so delicious. think cranberry juice but coffee.

interestingly, the tarty sweetness is prominent by pour over. an iced pour over or any immersion method (cupping, french press) make for a more rounded cup

you can’t go wrong with the coffees from kāpikottai, more so with mind=blown.


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