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  • Writer's pictureNishchay Nath

Riverdale by Savorworks Roasters - 86 points

Updated: Sep 6, 2020

Review Date: June 2020

Color: 9 / 10

Aroma: 18 / 20

Flavour: 21 / 25

Finish: 18 / 20

Overall Quality: 20 / 25

Total Points: 86 / 100


The coffee has notes of chocolate, cocoa nibs and citrus. The roaster mentions dark chocolate, star fruit, plums and maple syrup as the flavour notes but I find most of it to be missing. It is pretty straightforward and nothing too complex. The balance is amazing and you’ll find a citrusy play against a bitter-buttery background. The body is moderate. It has a nice chocolaty aftertaste with a slight stone-like dry finish. Overall a decent washed coffee.

Best for: Aeropress

Worst for: Cold brew

Pro tips:

Extracting the brightness can be done by using a smaller grind size and a lower water temperature. Very well suited to an Aeropress.

Final verdict: Moderately recommended. Typical washed coffee.


Price: Rs 400 for 250g

Roaster: Savorworks Roasters

Roast level: Medium Light

Type: Single Estate

Estate Name: Riverdale

Altitude: 1450 - 1500 m

Location: Yercaud

Processing: Washed

Varietal: SLN.9

Roaster Recommended Recipes

Method: Pourover

19 gms coffee

240 ml water @93°C

Pour 57 ml water slowly in 10 seconds

Bloom for 30 seconds

Pour 183 ml water slowly and evenly in next 20 seconds

Swirl 4-5 times

Let it drip

Target brew time of 2 min 50 seconds


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


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