India Ratnagiri Pearl mountain is from the Ratnagiri or “Pearl Mountain” estate that is situated at the top of a mountain range in the Western Ghats region of India. The local Hindi name Ratnagiri translates to “Pearl Mountains” in reference to the dense silver oaks which tower over the estate and provide a natural shade canopy for coffee. This estate has been in operation under the Patre family since 1920, being passed down from grandfather, to father to son. While initially the son, Ashok, continued with traditional farming practices, he has since spent many years travelling to origin countries, visiting well-known farms and taking from the best of their practices and incorporating it into his operation at Pearl Mountain.
For all intents and purposes Ratnagiri Estate is an organic/biodynamic farm and also maintains official Rainforest Alliance Certification. The estate is a lush shaded environment with 3 stories of shade.It is home to over 48 recorded bird populations, monkeys, leopards, wild boar, tigers, mongoose and - on occasion - elephants.
A honey process dried on raised beds, under 50% shade for 16 to 20 days, where further sorting and preparation takes place for these microlots. The coffee is raked and turned every 3 hours from the first day of drying, and covered in the evenings.
Variety: Lempira, Catuai
Expect notes of Pineapple, Natural yoghurt, Hazelnut and Apple).