Bibi Plantation

Country: INDIA
Region: Karnataka State
Town: Sunticoppa
Farm: Bibi Plantation
Processing: Fully washed and dried on patios
Altitude: 600 to 800 metres above sea level
Varietal: Red Catucaí
   

Flavour: Dark Chocolate, milky caramel and roasted hazelnut, full bodied and low in acidity with a long aftertaste.
   
   
Five hours drive towards the coast from Bangalore lies the small town of Suntikoppa (population of 20,000), among the Coorg Hills of southern India. This is the heart of the coffee growing area in the state of Karnataka and all around lie small to medium-sized farms. Located at 600-800 metres above sea level in these fertile hills is Faiz Moosakutty’s Bibi Plantation.

The 250 acre plantation has been in the Moosakutty family since 1960 and is named after Faiz’s mother. Faiz took over in 1990 and has since embarked on replanting the entire estate, aiming to create a model coffee farm. This process is now 100% complete and the Bibi Plantation produces some of the region’s finest coffee. Faiz lives on the farm with his wife, Sonia, and two children – Rihan and Tara.

The coffee is grown in the shade of indigenous silver oaks, jungle figs and rosewood trees, which provide habitat for a vast array of bird and insect life, and the occasional elephant from the nearby forest! While the estate is not officially certified organic, no chemical weed-killers are used; instead weeds are removed by hand so that the cut plants form natural green compost. Micronutrients, manure and compost produced from the skins of pulped coffee cherries are other important, organic fertilisers widely used on the estate.

This coffee is fully washed and dried on patios, which results in a delicious rounded cup with dark chocolate, milky caramel and roasted hazelnut notes.
   
Bibi Plantation is very delicious in every kind of coffee brewing method.
   

Patios, Bibi Plantation