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Balmaadi Natural




Dark chocolate, Dark cherry, Toffee

Situated in near the town of Ooty, in the far west of the Tamil Nadu region of India, Balmaadi Estate was one of a group of coffee farms originally established by Scotsman John Ouchterloney in the 19th Century. In 2003 the farm passed to its current owner, Unnamalai Thiagarajan, from her husband’s family. A remote, difficult to access location and a wonderfully complex but sprawling farm meant Unna faced massive challenges to make it a sustainable business. Despite those challenges, Unna remains positive about biodynamic processes and has managed to produce a unique coffee that we’re excited to showcase.

  • Farm/Mill: Balmaadi
  • Region: Tamil Nadu
  • Variety: Kent, S795
  • Process: Natural
  • Altitude: 1200 - 1830 masl
  • Harvest: February 2021
  • Roast Date: April 2022