Ilam Coffee Review 2016

Ilam (Coordinates:26°54′30″N 87°55′35″E) is known as the tea production area and a famous hill station situated at the Mahabharat Mountain Range in Eastern Nepal.  It is even more known for its six “A”s: Alu (Potato), Alan (Milk), Alainchi (Cardamom), Aduwa (Ginger), Amriso (Broom Grass) and Akabare khursani (Round Chillies). It is cold and freezing in the winter, mild warm in summer and fogg in the monsoon season. Many tourists come to Ilam for sight seeing of the natural beauty and tea garden.

Its been only few years that farmers are into coffee agriculture. Last year we source some 200Kgs. of Parchment and our farmers were so happy with the the returns. A good number of coffee nursery has been established and farmers are now pretty much interested to invest more on coffee.

  • Grower’s Group: Hatitar Organic Processing Centre
  • Location: Namsaling VDC, Ilam, Nepal
  • Altitude: 1200 to 1300 meters

THE PARCHMENT


Washed Processed Parchment seems to be very nicely washed and well dried. It was crystal clear shining white and similar size.

THE GREEN BEANS


The Bluish Green beans with none of category 1 or category 2 defect.
No foreign order detected and the clean smell of green coffee.

THE ROASTED BEANS


No Quakers on cupping roast.

CUPPING


Aroma
0.5
Base 7.14
Flavor
0.75
Base 7.14
Af.taste
0.5
Base 7.14
Acidity
0
Base 7.14
Body
0.5
Base 7.14

Balance
0.75
Base 7.14

Uniform
0
Base 10

Clean
0
Base 10

Sweet
0
Base 10

Overall
0.5
Base 7.16

TOTAL SCORE
0.5
SPECIALTY GRADE

 

We found coffee as pleasing all day coffee. Our cuppers found some herbal notes, bright acidity and a full body mouthfeel.

CONCLUSION

A good coffee for specialty roasters and blenders.

Special Note
This cupping evaluation has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the completeness or accuracy of any of the observation we published. This should be considered a general descriptive of sample cupped and tasted at Greenland Organic Farm on 23 December 2015 for their own use.
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