Veer Attikan Estate
For long time Five Senses fans, this farm is probably the most recognisable as it has featured in our line-up consistently since 2012! Veer Attikan Estate is situated in the beautiful mountainous range of the Biligiri Rangan hills (B.R. Hills). No photo could ever do justice to the estate – watch the video above for a small taste! Set in high altitude valley with an abundance of fig trees providing shade, the estate also borders a national park which is a reserve for many endangered species such as elephants and tigers.
The coffee production at Veer Attikan is meticulous and the entire estate is divided into 20 distinct ‘fields’ which are kept separate all the way through to final selection. Occasionally we set aside a specific field that particularly showcases the unique terior to feature in our Limited Release range! Constantly working to improve their coffee, the team recently completed the Coffee Quality Institute Level 2 Coffee Processing Professional Certification in Sumatra!
Surrounded on all sides by nature reserves, Karadykan estate is a stunning convergence of a natural rainforest canopy, a side crop of sprawling pepper vines growing up most of the large trees, and a variety of wildlife who wander around the estate! Of the four estates operated by Sangameshwar Coffee, Karadykan is relatively low in altitude, but smart farming practices of growing Catimor (known for lower altitude performance and disease resistance) have been implemented. While washed Catimors can often struggle in the cup, their coffee is great example of how precise processing methodology can have a massive impact on the cup quality.
More about Karadykhan Estate
Again, this estate is surrounded by hills (the Gigi ranges) and abundant natural water streams and share trees – seeing a pattern here? While we haven’t sourced large amounts of coffee from this estate, we did feature it in our lineup for a short time in 2019.
Beyond the Cup
Corporate responsibility has always been a priority for Sangameshwar Coffee, stating their vision as “To share the revenues with under privileged people and to make their life better”. Here is some of the key initiatives they’ve set up to take care of their employees, as well as the wider community:
We started to run out of the Veer Attikan before the next harvest as it is such an integral part of our popular Crompton Road blend, so we also started to source larger lots from other Sangameshwar farms like Gungegiri Estate.
First purchase from Veer Attikan hits out lineup!
Jen visited many farms but was drawn to Veer Attikan. After cupping over 900 different samples, all he blind selections where all from Veer Attikan, cementing our love for the farm! Read more.
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