Shiny Beans Espresso
By Jessica Ginkel & Daniel Fehlow
Correspond € 55,60 / Kg
incl. VAT,
(delivery time 1 to 4 working days)

    Chikmagalur District - Südwest INDIEN

    Almond, Hazelnut, Raisin
    Brewing Method
    Fully automatic coffee machine
    Espresso machine
    Strong with decadent flavour notes and spicy aftertaste.
    1500 masl
    Farm name
    Harvest year
    Harvest time
    Oct - Feb
    Shade type
    natural shade
    About this coffee

    We love good coffee! But for us, good coffee means not only that it tastes great, but also that it is grown and traded in the best way for people and nature. Unfortunately, the reality is that in the coffee business this is more the exception than the rule... Fortunately, we don't want to and don't have to go along with that any longer. We have teamed up with 19grams, a specialty coffee roaster from Berlin, and developed an espresso that tastes delicious, whether as an espresso or in combination with milk.

    AA Karnataka is a specialty coffee from the Chikmagalur district in Southwest India, a region previously part of the Kingdom of Mysore. The coffee in this region is grown in harmony with nature under the natural shade of forest trees and intermingled with other plants such as pepper, vanilla and nuts. AA Karnataka is a bold and rounded Arabica coffee. Once the coffee reaches us in Berlin, we roast it aiming to give it a luxuriant richness of taste with flavour notes of hazelnut, almond and raisin.


    You may be wondering what the AA in the name of this coffee stands for? As with many other coffee-growing countries India uses a size-based grading system, from AAA (the largest), down through AA, A and also PB (peaberry). Traditionally it has been said that the larger the bean size is the higher the quality, but as Specialty Coffee has and continues to develop the industry is realising that this is not necessarily true. 


    About The Farm


    The Chikmagalur district of the Karnataka region is located in the southwest of India and has an impressive coffee-growing story for the ages. The history of coffee cultivation goes back to the myth of the pilgrim Baba Budan. He is said to have travelled through Yemen around 1670 and brought the coffee plant to India. Coming from Mecca, he smuggled seven coffee seeds across the border. The seven is recognised as a holy number in Islam, which is why Baba Budan's actions are still seen as a sacred act today. He planted the first seeds in Chikmagalur, where they thrived excellently. The Bababudangiri mountains are still an important coffee growing region in India. The coffees grown here are not only considered rarities, but also the most complex and finest Arabica coffees in India. Their flavours are strongly influenced by the surrounding flora and fauna: spices such as pepper, vanilla, cardamom, and also orange trees which all provide great tasting notes.