COFFEE OF THE MONTH: INDIA THALANAR SUPERNATURAL
If you’ve been to, or heard any stories from anyone that has been to India, you’ll know anything associated with the country described as supernatural is somewhat… natural. India is a land of contrasts and intensities, colour, chaos and mysticism. Everything seems hyper-real and surreal. The story of Brother Baba Budan, the beloved godfather of Indian coffee is the stuff of legend. Naturally.
The supernatural in this case refers to the process. A super – natural. It’s an experimental method utilising multiple processing techniques, old and new, to explore what the cherry at hand has to offer. We’re pretty excited about it.
Next month we’ll put up a post about this process, look up the magicians sleeve, as they say,* reveal the tricks of the trade. For now we’ll tell you this SLN9 varietal is grown by Pathy Kasivisiwanathan on the Elephant Hills estate, a lush farm 1500masl in India’s south, surrounded by rainforest, clouded leopards, sloths, bison and hornbills.**
We’ve roasted it for filter, and we love how this extraction brings out the brightness of lime, a toffee and honey sweetness, and spicy undertones for a full bodied yet complex coffee.
Available on the shelves at our Black Market stores in Marrickville, Enmore or Thirroul, or right here.