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  • Writer's pictureNishchay Nath

Ampthill Downs (Washed) by Subko Specialty Coffee Roasters - 89 points

Updated: Sep 6, 2020

Review Date: June 2020

Color: 9 / 10

Aroma: 19 / 20

Flavour: 20 / 25

Finish: 18 / 20

Overall Quality: 23 / 25

Total Points: 89 / 100


This one comes off as very "weird" coffee. It starts off with a bitter chocolate note which suddenly shifts gears into an almost floral sweetness on top a slightly citrus background. The coffee has a rich caramel like body and finishes pretty smoothly. This is one coffee which seems to be at the intersection of a specialty coffee and an Indian coffee, with the best of both the flavours in one cup.

Best for: Pourovers, Aeropress

Worst for: Espresso

Pro tips:

Brew using a 1:15 ratio and a medium-coarse grind to get a sweet balance

Pair with food. This is a coffee designed for complementing desserts and breads

Final verdict: Highly recommended. One of the best medium roasts in the market.


Price: Rs 495 for 250g

Roaster: Subko Specialty Coffee Roasters

Roast level: Medium

Type: Single Origin

Altitude: 1275 - 1350 m

Location: Palany Hills

Processing: Washed

Varietal: SLN.795

Roaster Recommended Recipes

Method: Pourover

18 gms coffee

288 ml water @85°C

Pour 40 ml water slowly

Bloom for 45 seconds

Pour till the 150 ml mark

Swirl like a wine glass. Do not stir.

Pour remaining water till you hit the 288 ml mark

Swirl gently

Let it drip

Target brew time of 3 min 15 seconds

Let the brew cool for 60 seconds

Enjoy :)

Method: Inverted Aeropress

25 gms coffee

150 ml water @85°C

Pour 50 ml water slowly

Stir for 10 seconds

Bloom for a total of 45 seconds

Pour till the remaining 150 ml water

Stir for 5 seconds

Let the brew sit till the 2 min mark

Plunge slowly over the next 30 seconds

Do not plunge all the way. Stop before the hissing sound

Target brew time of 2 min 30 seconds

Add 50 ml water to the brew

Let the brew cool for 30 seconds

Enjoy :)


Disclaimer: Views are personal. These reviews are based on the 100 point ratings system designed by the author.


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