Region: Araku Valley, Ananthagiri
Variety: S.795, Cauvery (Catimor), Sln. 9
Average Temperature (High/Low °F)
Harvest Method: 100% Hand-Picked
Harvest Season: December – March
What does AA mean? While the labeling standards vary from country to country, AA coffees in India mean the beans are the largest in size. It is generally considered, that large beans mean more developed and complex flavors.
The Araku Valley is an ancient and biodiverse area that is a popular tourist destination. Coffee was introduced to the region in the early 1900s but it didn’t catch on until the 50s and 60s. One of the benefits of the shift toward coffee cultivation by the tribal people is that it ended their Podu – or slash and burn – cultivation practices which have allowed the jungles to regrow and thrive again. The tribal people have lived in deep poverty despite improvements from coffee and other farming successes. It is an immensely beautiful and culturally rich part of the world.