Lot GEMS171: Native Essence (Caramel, black grapes, plum, dried yellow fruit, apricot)

Thirupathi Rao, a third-generation farmer, has been part of SAMTFMACS – Araku’s farmer cooperative since 2010. Decades ago, recalls Rao, coffee bushes were towering over 10 feet tall, requiring his father & grandfather to use a rope to harvest.

He has seen it all - meagre returns of his ancestor’s hard work and depleting soil quality due to the use of chemicals to a drastic transformation in the quality of coffee produced, resultant income earned, and return of nutrients in the soil enabled by regenerative practices.

Rao highlights the importance of regular pruning as a key difference in producing quality coffee. By removing excess branches to control plant growth, coffee bushes are able to produce nutrient-rich beans. In addition to making harvest easier, pruning and other farm management practices have become a vital practice in their pursuit of high-quality coffee. There are no shortcuts to producing quality coffee. Gems171 is Rao’s contribution this year with notes of caramel, black grapes and plum.

Lot Description

Reference Number:GEMS171
Opening Bid:$5.00/lb
Weight:661 lbs
Varietal:Arabica selection 9
Altitude:3520 ft - 4097 ft
Location:Village: KABADA BODAPUT
Average Score:88.6
Highest Score:90.0
Drying Method:Drying time: 18 days

Coffee details

Tasting Notes:Purple fruit, strawberry, brown sugar, cherry, complex, umami, stone fruit, litchi, raspberry jam, red wine, juicy, spice, cranberry, caramel, jasmine, green apple, tropical fruit, blueberry, mango, plum, perfume, cinnamon, raisin
Other:Moisture: 10.20%

Farm details

  • Fair Trade and Organic Certification

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