Situated at an altitude of 1,100 meters, the Pambadampara estate was first developed by JJ Murphy, often referred to as the pioneer of planters in India. The Pambadampara Estate has the reputation of being the first organized cardamom plantation in India. Changing hands in 1946, it has since rested with the MSP family. Coffee was introduced to the estate as early as 1965. It has now spread to almost 1,000 acres of prolific coffee plantation interspersed with forest trees. It lies adjacent to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, the richest biodiversity area of the Western Ghats.
The estate’s washed Arabicas have won the Regional Fine Cup Award, instituted by the Indian Coffee Board, for the past 8 years. It is also the proud recipient of premium certifications issued by UTZ and Rainforest Alliance. The estate is now run by S. B. Prabhakar, a 4th generation planter who is steadily making valuable additions to enrich the estate. The highly acclaimed Arabica varietal SLN9 is predominantly planted on the estate and well-nurtured junglewood trees provide a good canopy of shade.
Day 1 - Ripe Arabica fruits are carefully handpicked, sorted, pulped and fermented. (5 rounds of handpicking)
Day 2 - Coffee washed mechanically and manually in a tank of clean stream water
Next 15 Days - Sun-dried to enhance the taste and fragrance of the coffee
Later - packaged and dispatched to processing mills.
sweet pepper, coconut, bright citrus, earthy, winey, cedar, balanced, very clean, consistent
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Bulk Coffee Discounts
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$0.50 off per pound at 100 lbs
Bulk Tea Discounts (Must be the same tea)
$0.20 off per pound at 6 lbs
$0.30 off per pound at 12 lbs
$0.40 off per pound at 20 lbs