India Riverdale Estate - Single Origin Espresso

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We’re so pleased to be featuring this superb coffee from Riverdale Estate for the second harvest in a row. This single origin coffee is clean and fruit forward, with notes of apricot, passionfruit, and nougat. 


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Single Origin Coffee Description

Riverdale Estate is a farm which sits at an elevation of 1450 masl in South India’s Shevaroy region. This area is burgeoning with biodiversity and wildlife, and has a unique microclimate perfectly suited to producing coffee. What truly sets this region apart is its cool temperatures and misty mornings, which contribute to the gradual ripening of the coffee cherries, resulting in the more complex flavours present in the final cup.

This family-owned farm was founded around 100 years ago and is managed by Prakashan Balaraman, a young farmer who is driven to be a trailblazer in specialty coffee. The Estate produces several washed, natural, honey, and carbonic maceration coffees. Our microlot is made up of champagne naturals, which are handpicked and then triple washed before fermentation. The fruit is fermented with Italian champagne yeast for 80 hours, and then sun dried for up to 30 days.

The coffee is a delightful, complex, balanced cup, with tasting notes of apricot, passionfruit, nougat and a soft hazelnut finish.. We are humbled to be roasting it and we look forward to sharing it with you!

Coffee Breakdown

Natural - SL9 varietal at Riverdale Estate in the region of Shevaroys Hills at an altitude of 1450 masl.

In The Cup


Espresso Recipe

  • DOSE - 22g
  • YIELD - 36g
  • TIME - 34secs
  • TEMP - 94°C
  • RATIO - 1:1.6

This recipe is for espresso and developed on a commercial coffee machine. Use as a guide to achieve your desired flavour preference. If you are unable to reproduce the exact result on your home machine, don’t panic, an alternative is to simply adjust your recipe using the ratio so it works best for your set up.

A small to big bag of happiness guide – to help your coffee loving ways.


1 – 2 cups daily
250g per week

2 – 4 cups daily
500g per week

6 – 8 cups daily
1kg per week

Note – These guidelines use an estimate of 16–21 grams of coffee to allow for difference in dose size.

If you need help with any of our coffees, please reach out through and we’ll guide you along through the coffee journey.

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