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  • Writer's pictureNishchay Nath

Balur - Honey Sun Dried by Beanrove - 86 points

Updated: Sep 7, 2020

Review Date: August 2020

Color: 9 / 10

Aroma: 18 / 20

Flavour: 21 / 25

Finish: 17 / 20

Overall Quality: 21 / 25

Total Points: 86 / 100


This coffee has notes of cherries, lime, spices (pepper) and slight bitters. It has a decent aroma but the cup starts with a bitter note and turns a bit peppery. As the cup cools down, the cherry and lime notes start taking over, with the cup turning a bit complex. What is missing here is sweetness which could have made this coffee a winner. The coffee performs well at finer grind sizes and lower brew ratios. Ideal for manual brewing methods.

Balance: Bitter-complex acidity

Complexity: Medium

Best for: Pourover, Aeropress

Worst for: Espresso

Pro tips:

Go for a finer grind size

Use a brew ratio of 1:12 to 1:14

Final verdict: Moderately recommended


Beanrove retails via partner brands. I'd recommend dropping them a message on Instagram.

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Roaster: Beanrove

Roast level: Medium

Type: Single Estate

Estate Name: Balur Estate

Location: Chikmagalur

Processing: Honey Sun Dried

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


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