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Gemblary Estate

Gemblary Estate sits at an altitude of 1410 meters and is located in Shevaroy Hills, Tamil Nadu. Rich humus soil and unique climatic condition give the coffees their unique enriching flavors. Gemblary specializes in Arabica coffees, cultivated with intense care, dedication, and hard work towards growing one of the finest specialty coffees. Kents, S 795, Sln 9, Sln 5b, Sarchimor, Hawaiian Red Cattura, San Roman, Brazilian Catuai, and Chandragiri are the varieties grown here. Coffees are grown under the natural canopy of the shade of Jack fruit, silver oak, Mandarin oranges, and various other country trees.

Gemblary is very keen to keep the plants healthy and to ensure the quality and productivity of the beans. Selectively hand-picked cherries and stand-out processing methods create novel flavor profiles for Specialty coffees.

Gemblary is home to Peacocks, Myna, Greater coucal, Racket-tailed drongo, Red jungle fowl, Indian Gaur, Wild boar, Civet, Dhole, Barking deer, and many more.

Experimental Natural Process – Anaerobic

Watermelon, Grape, Pineapple, Papaya

The coffee cherries are selectively hand-picked by trained and skilled laborers, making sure only ripe cherries are picked. They are then screened twice to ensure the standard of the cherries and the floats are completely skimmed off. Then, these ripened cherries are fermented with (grapes/ pineapple/ watermelon/ papaya) in an airtight environment for 60 hours. In this process, Oxygen is sucked out of the tank before fermentation.

The fermentation and drying process for each batch is carried out in a controlled environment where constant and close attention is paid to key variables such as pH, Brix value, Humidity, and Temperature. Then coffees undergo a series of Shade and Open drying on raised beds for 26-30 days.

Carbonic Maceration

Pineapple and Watermelon

The coffee cherries are selectively hand-picked by trained and skilled laborers, making sure only ripe cherries are picked. They are then screened twice to ensure the standard of the cherries and the floats are completely skimmed off. Then (pineapple, watermelon) are added. The coffee cherries are sealed tightly. After which carbon dioxide is flushed inside. The coffee cherries are fermented in a carbon dioxide-rich environment, absence of oxygen.  

The fermentation and drying process for each batch is carried out in a controlled environment where constant and close attention is paid to key variables such as pH, Brix value, Humidity, and Temperature. Then coffees undergo a series of Shade and Open drying on raised beds for 26-30 days.

Natural Fermentation

Aerobic Grape

The coffee cherries are selectively hand-picked by trained and skilled laborers, making sure only ripe cherries are picked. They are then screened twice to ensure the standard of the cherries and the floats are completely skimmed off. Then the grapes are added. Then the coffee cherries are fermented for 72 hrs. 

The fermentation and drying process for each batch is carried out in a controlled environment where constant and close attention is paid to key variables such as pH, Brix value, Humidity, and Temperature. Then coffees undergo a series of Shade and Open drying on raised beds for 26-30 days.

These coffees have scored from 80.5 to 85.5 on SCA scorecards. Almost all coffees have fruity and sweet flavor notes and are best for manual brewing.

The flavor notes we received from a few of the Specialty coffee tasters, is Winey, Plum, Apricot, Blackberry, Dark Chocolate, Melon, and Raisins.

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