india "pearl mountain" rm-50
region: chikmagalur, karnataka
farmer: ashok patre, ratnagiri estate
process: carbonic maceration, natural
ratnagiri estate, a third-generation coffee producer in the south indian western ghats, has been producing high-quality specialty coffee since the 1920s.
it has achieved official rainforest alliance certification and has developed a reputation for producing distinctive coffee profiles, winning awards at the 2023 india national barista championship. ratnagiri estate's success is due to the patre family's commitment to quality, sustainability, and community welfare.