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  • Writer's pictureNishchay Nath

Woodway Estate (Washed) by Subko Specialty Coffee Roasters - 85 points

Updated: Sep 6, 2020

Review Date: June 2020

Color: 9 / 10

Aroma: 19 / 20

Flavour: 19 / 25

Finish: 17 / 20

Overall Quality: 21 / 25

Total Points: 85 / 100


This coffee has notes of chocolate, citrus, nuts and a bit earthy too. The roaster mentions notes of dates, caramel, almonds and orange zest. While most of them are relatable, I could only get a weak note of dates and caramel, almost nil. There is a sweetness to it but much more relatable to milk chocolate. Has a juicy body and decent balance. The complexity is optimal given the nature of processing and type of coffee. Pretty straightforward coffee which goes well with desserts.

Best for: Pourovers, Aeropress

Worst for: Espresso

Pro tips:

This coffee pairs well with sweeter foods

Try brewing over ice to get an interesting bitter intensity to the overall complexity of this coffee

Final verdict: They do have better coffees. Might recommend others over this.


Price: Rs 495 for 250g

Roaster: Subko Specialty Coffee Roasters

Roast level: Medium

Type: Single Estate

Estate Name: Woodway Estate

Altitude: 1275 - 1350m

Location: Chikmagalur

Processing: Washed

Varietal: SLN.5B

Roaster Recommended Recipes

Method: Pourover

18 gms coffee

288 ml water @87°C

Pour 45 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 45 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 45 seconds

Enjoy :)


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


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