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India Cherry Robusta


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Cupping Notes: Malt, popcorn, buckwheat tea, and cocoa

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  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryIndia
  • Local RegionKarnataca
  • ProcessNatural
  • VarietyRobusta Peridinia
  • Altitude (meters)1,200 - 1,350 masl
  • HarvestDecember - March
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

This Robusta coffee is sourced from the Sakleshpu and Coorg districts in Karnataka, India. Coffee is produced on family-owned farms, many of which have been owned by the same family for generations.

Caffeine content is higher in Robusta coffees than in Arabica and the Robusta leaves are larger with deep roots and higher yields. if you're looking for a Natural processed Robusta, this is the one!

Cupping Notes: Malt, popcorn, buckwheat tea, and cocoa

Customer Reviews

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June 3, 2024

This is my second time roasting. I am using my oven, so I have to stay on top of it, the first time I made a Guatemalan robusta and loved it. When it came time to order again, I saw these and thought I would give it a shot. I love the earthy flavor and the strength that comes with robusta. These beans did not disappoint. It is an exceptionally strong and smooth cup of coffee, with a chocolatey and earthy undertone. I brew it with a fine grind through my Keurig. Two thumbs up for these beans.

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May 24, 2024

Roasted just past second crack and couldn't be happier!

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May 8, 2024

I am having good results blending robusta beans with arabica, as some of the reviewers here have done. I am pleased with coffees from Coffee Bean Corral. These are my first beans from India which I will be blending with arabicas from Brazil and I am confident I will not be disappointed.

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May 6, 2024

We use this with various Arabicas in a medium dark/dark roast. Usually 1/3 India Cherry Robusta and 2/3 Arabica. It is our daily morning coffee, made in a French Press. We're ordering more now.

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March 19, 2024

I bought this to blend with a variety that had too much of a fruity taste and this works great for that. I roasted it to 2nd crack in my Behmor 1600+ on manual because I have more control over the process. I have been roasting for several years and like to experiment.

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March 12, 2024

Did a Dark roast and oh my!!! So so good!!

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January 20, 2024

First timer roasting a Robusta, will try lower charge temp on M2 next time. Very smooth, earthy, with slight cocoa hints.

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July 9, 2023

I love robusta coffee and the India cherry is my favorite.

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June 27, 2023

I bought this just to try and roasted it just to the end of 2nd crack in my FreshRoast 800. I ABSOUTELY LOVE this Robusta. I like it stand alone as well as in a blend. I also offered it in a small vendor event and the customers that bought it, came back again for more. Fantastic!!

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June 4, 2023

Not my favorite. It has tons of quakers that gave it a popcorn smell. I tried roaating in my sr800 and my aillio bullet. The sr800's fast and done has the best outcome. Will not be ordering this one again.

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June 2, 2023

Smooth and a bit of unexpected earthiness with a hint of floral at a just-under-dark roast. Just what I am looking for in the morning. Excellent with a rough grind in a French press.

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May 16, 2023

Did not like it Grossly underwhelming. I roasted it to first crack on my SR520 ~ 420F. I usually keep my coffee to first cracks and the espresso that i brewed was chalky and tasted bad (ash like comes to mind, although i have never tasted ash before). I will not buy this again although i will try brewing some french press coffee to ensure that it is not just a bad bean for espresso.

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May 11, 2023

I was very curious after reading the descriptions and reviews. Now I can't fathom why robusta has a bad rap. First I tried it roasted just after first crack. It had a slightly gamey vegital flavor. Next roast was middle of second crack. Much better, but not wildly exceptional. It makes a really good coffee, better than anything you can buy in a supermarket. From the drip maker taste like a really good Americano. Brewed in the moka pot it's dense, rich, sweet and smooth. I had thought I was going to be experimenting blending with this but I enjoy it on its own. I believe this being naturally processed contributes to its sweetness and interesting flavor. I tried a washed robusta and understood the prejudice against the species. A slight aroma of burnt rubber was detected two weeks after roast, so I plan to roast one weeks worth at a time.

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March 13, 2023

Wow. I'm impressed - and for the price! We ordered a couple of robustas to experiment with blending, and this was the clear winner. I roasted to a medium in order to get some of the varieties flavor and I really like the earthiness. Unfortunately, I see it's out of stock now, but I will be ordering more once there's some available. I drink primarily espresso, and blended with other varieties it makes a wonderful crema. Go for it.

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February 15, 2023

Not my favorite, but I tried it on its own and there's an earthiness to it I just don't get in other coffees. But, after reading more about it, I do see it's best to use it in blends rather than on its own. I plan to do that with it.

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January 18, 2023

A follow up review. First off I would like to thank Coffee Bean Corral for offering 3 Robusta varieties, most green bean distributors don't offer even 1. I know there are other Robusta coffee lovers like me who appreciate the wonderful morning wake-up that it gives. I've roasted all 3 CBC varieties and the clear winner for me is India Cherry Robusta. Taste is a personal thing and I admit Arabica tastes better than Robusta though I've found that India Cherry, for me, tastes better than some Arabicas I've roasted. I just ordered 10 lbs. of India Cherry.

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December 13, 2022

The high levels of caffeine and theobromine make this a great way to start my day. I also like the taste. After more testing I'll choose between this and CBC's Guatemalan Robustas to be my morning coffee.

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December 4, 2022

At city could taste cherry.

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