*** We're extremely honored and proud to present you our direct trade relationship coffee from experimental farmers Prakash and Mohan of Riverdale Estate, Shevaroy Hills- India***
We've been working closely for the last 18 months with Prakash and Mohan of Riverdale Estate, Shevaroy Hills- India with the help of Nathan James Johnston of Handpickers/Cartel Roasters in the growing and processing of this genetic hybrid strain known as Selection 9.
Selection 9 is a cross between Ethiopian Tafarikela and Hybrido de Timor and was initially planted in India in the 1940's. It has grown in the Shevaroy Hills region since that time and we are very fortunate to be able to work closely with the farm owners who wanted to really take their growing and processing to the next level.
Nathan traveled many times to the farms to help and advise in all aspects of the operation. Improvements such as implementing a much stricter handpicking and sorting process, to replacing the traditional method of drying on patio (on the ground). Everything is now dried on raised beds under constant watch to maintain a consistent and even result. I think you will agree with us that the efforts have been well worth it.
Our Selection 9 houseblend gives a luxurious creamy chocolate body with just the right balance of tart sweetness and lingering malty aftertaste. A classic 'mocha java', fantastic in milk.
We have both washed processed and natural processed variants in our signature Uncle Joe's roast.