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  • Writer's pictureNishchay Nath

Ratnagiri Estate (Lot #21/15) by Subko Specialty Coffee Roasters

Updated: Nov 29, 2020

Review Date: October 2020

Color: 9 / 10

Aroma: 20 / 20

Flavour: 22 / 25

Finish: 19 / 20

Overall Quality: 22 / 25

Total Points: 92 / 100


This is yet another brilliant coffee from Subko. The roaster mentions notes of Maple Syrup, Candied Pecans and Apricot. The tasting notes are quite easy to extract in the cup while parallels can be drawn to nuts and stone-fruit instead of the mentioned notes. It has a sweet balance and is medium bodied. The cup starts with a note fruity note of apricots and peaches, with a sweet balance running through the middle and finally ending with a almond-like finish. This is one coffee which is quite complex but easy to extract. Loved brewing every single cup.

Balance: Complex acidity-sweet

Complexity: High

Best for: Pourovers, Aeropress

Worst for: NA

Pro tips:

Brew using water at 85 to 88°C to get a sweet balance

Final verdict: Highly recommended.


Price: Rs 515 for 250g

Roaster: Subko Specialty Coffee Roasters

Roast level: Medium

Type: Single Origin

Altitude: 1329 m

Location: Karnataka, India

Processing: Washed (30 hr ferment)

Varietal: Cauvery

Roaster Recommended Recipes

Method: Pourover

20 gms coffee

300 ml water @85°C

Pour 40 ml water slowly

Bloom for 35 seconds

Pour till the 150 ml mark

Swirl like a wine glass. Do not stir.

Pour till the 250 ml mark

Swirl like a wine glass. Do not stir.

Pour remaining water till you hit the 300 ml mark

Swirl gently

Let it drip

Target brew time of 3 min 30 seconds

Let the brew cool for 60 seconds

Enjoy :)


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


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