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Ratnagiri Estate


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This delicious, chewy coffee was produced by Ashok Patre on his family’s estate, Ratnagiri, which translates to ‘Pearl Mountains’.

  • Country: India
  • Region: Western Ghats
  • Town: Bababudanagiri
  • Altitude: 1,417 metres above sea level
  • Varietal: Catuai
  • Processing: Black Honey
  • Farmer: Ashok Patre





  1. 19g in
  2. 40g out
  3. in 28 – 30 seconds                                                                                      


  1. 60g per litre
  2. Steep for 4 minutes 
  3. Stir and scoop off the crust
  4. Wait a further minute for grounds to settle
  5. Either pour slowly without plunging using the lid as a filter or
  6. Gently push the plunger the bottom and pour slowly.


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 INDIA – Ratnagiri Estate 

The Producer

The estate has been in operation under the Patre family since 1920, being passed down from grandfather to father to son. While initially the son, Ashok, continued with traditional farming practices, he has since spent many years travelling to origin countries, visiting well known farms and taking from the best of their practices and incorporating them into his operation at Pearl Mountain.

For all intents and purposes Ratnagiri Estate is an organic/biodynamic farm and also maintains official Rainforest Alliance Certification. The estate is a lush, shaded environment with three stories of shade. It is home to over 48 recorded bird populations, monkeys, leopards, wild boar, tigers, mongoose and – on occasion – elephants. The rich biodiversity demands that Ashok and his family have an approach to farming which places ecology and harmony with the environment at the forefront. This is a world class farm, without doubt one of the leading farms in India.

The art of production

After picking, the coffee is de-pulped, leaving some of the mucilage. It is then dried on raised beds for 16 to 20 days where further sorting and prearation takes place for these microlots. The coffee is raked and turned every three hours from the first day of drying, and then covered in the evenings.

Agricultural maintenance is a top priority at Ratnagiri. Quarterly soil tests and organic corrections to soil are applied. Ionic seawater and seaweed extract are applied to improve plant immunity and sugar levels of the fruit. Brix testing of coffee cherries is done before harvesting.

The Region

Ratnagiri or “Pearl Mountain” Estate is situated at the top of a mountain range in the Western Ghats region of India. The local Hindi name Ratnagiri translates to “Pearl Mountains” in reference to the dense silver oaks which tower over the estate and provide a natural shade canopy for coffee.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Grind Option

Whole Beans, Espresso, Stove Top, Filter, Cafetiere, Aeropress


250g, 1KG

2 reviews for Ratnagiri Estate


    Wonderful rich chocolatey and fruit sweetness with a well balanced, rounded acidic edge.

  2. Christopher Bull

    Sumptuous! Light roast, no bitterness and, for me, a back note of violets.

    • Steve Perrett

      Thank you Chris. Glad you are enjoying the Ratnagiri.

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