This Mysore Dark Coffee is rich, soft, smooth and velvet. It has a full-bodied, dry finish, with characteristic tobacco, chocolate and clove hints. There is a sweet, bright aroma. It has a malty, biscuit aftertaste. We suggest these beans for dark, rich, espressos and americanos or just as a boisterous filter coffee. Full-bodied with low acidity. Indian Mysore is an excellent full bodied, complex coffee with a wonderful aroma and rich taste. It is aromatic with some spiciness perhaps because it is grown near spice crops. There is also a taste of unsweetened chocolate such as is used in baking.
From Southwest India in the Karnataka state (known as the Mysore area) come well-balanced coffees that are robust and full-flavoured. Winey and heavy bodied with low acidity, they offer good aroma and deep color.
Coffee production in India is primarily found in the southern part of India, with the most production in Karnataka. Beans came to India, as the story goes, by Baba Budan who smuggled them out of Yemen in the late 1600’s. Coffee beans were not exported for many years after their initial planting. In fact it wasn’t until the mid 1800’s that the British began the exportation of these Indian beans. Around the late 1800’s India’s coffee plantations began to be threatened. In Sri Lanka at this time, coffee plantations were damaged by the disease coffee rust. They were slowly being taken over by the newly emerging tea plantations. India experienced both of these factors in the coffee industry, but not to the same extent as Sri Lanka.
About Sagebury Fine Foods
A delightful family-run, independent delicatessen and cafe. Strongly traditional, we carry an extensive range of English and continental cheeses, cooked meats and savoury products. Based in the famous Cheap Street in historic Frome in Somerset, we are long-established and therefore have built a reputation for quality beyond our renowned local status. Above all friendly and welcoming, we hope you will find something to catch your eye.
One thing that makes us stand out is that so much of our produce is made in the shop itself, such as our home-made flips made with rough pastry or our classic homemade pork and bramley apple sausage rolls. For instance we also make our own home-made cakes and tray bakes along with a full range of meat and vegetarian savories. Everything is freshly made.
We also have a coffee shop area where you can escape from the cares of the day, Try a cup from our fine coffee selection or our range of exotic teas. You can always try a freshly-baked savoury from our well-stocked counter too!