Region: Baba Budangiris
Altitude: 1000 – 1500 metres above sea level
Farm: Size 15000 hectares
Grade: A Grade – Washed
Screen Size: 15 / 17
Process Method: Fully Washed
Packaging: Ecotact Inners
Bag size: 30KG
Flavour Notes: excellent body and a pleasant creamy dark cocoa finish
The Tiger Mountain A Grade is a coffee exclusive to HA Bennetts and John Burton Ltd. It has been specially selected by the Bennetts Quality-Assurance team for its varietal and altitude classifications. The coffee funds our longstanding partnership with fundraising initiative 21st Century Tiger.
It is grown under shade trees in the Bababudan Giris region in India and comprises of SL795, SL9 and Cauvery varietals. Bababudan Giris is a range of mountains in the Western Ghats of the country. The area is named after a 16th century Sufi poet, Baba Budan, to whom there is a dedicated shrine in the region that is frequently visited by both Muslim and Hindu pilgrims. Baba Budan is said to have been the first to introduce coffee to India after bringing the crop from Africa.
All coffee in India is cultivated under a well-defined two-tier mixed shade canopy, comprising evergreen and leguminous trees. Nearly 50 different types of shade trees are found in coffee plantations. Shade trees prevent soil erosion on a sloping terrain; they enrich the soil by recycling nutrients from deeper layers, protect the coffee plant from seasonal fluctuations in temperature, and play host to diverse flora and fauna.