Riverdale Estate - Papaya Process. India
Region: Shevaroys Hills, Yercaud, Southern India
Process: Natural Experimental Papaya Process
Altitude: 1450 - 1700 masl
Riverdale Estate is a pioneering producer of speciality coffee in India - a farm where quality is priorotised at every level and in doing so helping to change the perception of how coffee from India is rerceived which is generally one of being inferior to coffees from East Africa & Latin America. We're pretty stoked to have secured such a unique, small and experimental lot and to embrace not only what Riverdale are doing but the potential of specialty Indian coffee as a whole.
This was just one of several fruit fermented coffees that Riverdale experimented with this past harvest alongside other lots such as watermelon and pineapple which we also were able to feature. This particular 'nano-lot' totaled just 180kg exported this past harvest. After being hand picked & sorted the cherries are then floated for defects three times before the coffee cherries are then fermented in sealed bags with locally picked papaya chunks for 72 hours. After this the cherries are sun dried as naturals on raised beds.