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.
They are really awesome people because they started their roasting in an OTG oven which i got to see in action when i first visited kapi kottai HQ at Kilpauk
now they have Ashley Bakington who is an Ailio Bullet R1V2 which makes their coffee extra superbly awesome!
what i wrote in 2020
what i wrote in 2021
what i want to remember in 2022
i solemnly stand by every word written in the previous years. Curveball is classic Kapi Kottai X Mooleh Manay for me. it’s winey, lovely, dark, tart and all the other lovely adjectives. the coffee behaved very well (read this in Akshay’s frantic perfectionist voice ??) in spite of me not being able to get to brewing it for 2 whole weeks.
An absolute classic. One bag per harvest pakka. ?
p.s. LOVING drinking the same coffees every harvest. the same differences, the lovely consistents and beautifully subtle variances. Coffee is so beautiful ♥️