India AA Gulehind Estate

India AA Gulehind Estate


Mr. Muneer Ahmed, father of Mr. Mahatab Ahmed, the present owner, purchased this estate of 80 acres in 1972 before later extending it to 130 acres. There is a large pond to help with irrigation and they maintain their own nursery too.

Coffee is always picked in three rounds. Pickers (mainly women), collect around 50kg of cherries per day, split between two bags that they carry one for red ones and one for green ones to help maintain separation from the beginning.

Usually there would be around 65 pickers on the farm during harvest, all experienced, though the teams and areas they pick are rotated. Cherry is immediately taken for pulping and cleaning, resting overnight briefl y before being laid out on the drying patios under the sun.

Chandragiri is a variety developed by the Central Coffee Research Institute in nearby Chickmagalur town as a cross between Villa Sarchi and HDT. Selection 6 is an arabica hybrid between S274 (Robusta) and the Kent line of Arabica, with robusta-like branches but arabica-like cupping quality. Catuvai is a frequently occurring varietal in India.

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Country: India
State: Karnataka
District: Chikmagalur
Farm: Gulehind Estate
Altitude: 900-1100 masl
Variaties: SLN6, Chandragiri, Catuvai
Harvest: November -January
Process: Washed