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  • Writer's pictureNishchay Nath

Araku Valley by Karma Kaapi - 86 points

Review Date: July 2020

Color: 9 / 10

Aroma: 19 / 20

Flavour: 19 / 25

Finish: 19 / 20

Overall Quality: 20 / 25

Total Points: 86 / 100


This coffee has notes of sweet lime, mango and is light bodied. The roasters mentions notes of citrus blossom, tropical fruits and floral. The brew has a brilliant aroma but falls a little short in terms of the strength of the notes in the brew. Higher brew ratios do give a distinct flavour profile but then the challenge is control over the balance. The good part is that there are almost no bitters in the cup and turns out to have a fruity sweet finish. A fairly complex cup with a few strong suits.

Best for: Pourover

Worst for: South Indian Filter

Pro tips:

Brew using a ratio of 1:12 to 1:14 to get a moderately strong fruity balance

Final verdict: Recommended. A great Araku Valley organic coffee.


Price: Rs 480 for 250g

Roaster: Karma Kaapi

Roast level: Light to Medium

Type: Single Origin

Altitude: 800 - 1000 m

Location: Araku Valley

Processing: Washed + Naturals


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


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