Indian coffee originated from plantation of “Seven Seeds” of “Mocha” by saint Baba Budan in 1600 AD. This was planted in the Baba Budan Giris in Karnataka. After a period of speculation, the plantings gradually spread into the back yards in that place.
Being a “Coffee Buff”, my day starts with a cup of coffee and I am particular about it. In the sense, the taste, aroma and bitterness should be consistent always. I like a strong dose of coffee higher on bitterness with just a pinch of sugar in it. I have tried coffees from several south Indian restaurants and Café’s, I like the filter coffees at some of the legendary restaurants in Bangalore over the fancy coffee shops.
Recently Classic Coffee group invited me to try their exotic range of Coffees like Classic Mountain and Classic Pride. These 2 Coffee blends are premium varieties and best in class. The tasting session happened in the cozy lab at their corporate office.
Our tasting & pairing session started with “Classic Mountain” based Coffees. The blend has 100% handpicked Arabica. Well, the coffee plant is an evergreen shrub, classified under the genus Coffea, and belongs to the botanical family Rubiaceae. There are several species of Coffea, the finest quality being Arabica, which today represents 59% of the world’s coffee production.
We tried the coffees from Pour Over, French Press and Aero press Coffee Makers. The experience was outstanding and I was happy to be part of the session. These coffees are totally on a bitterness side that is in line with my taste.
- Pour Over Coffee Maker – The Coffee was brewed with 23 grams of powder & 330 ml of Water. The Coffee had a slight bitter flavor and paired perfectly with fruits & meringues.
- French Press – The Coffee was brewed with 20 grams of powder & 240 ml of Water. The Coffee was medium bitter and was paired with soft cheese, custard, and mild citrus. Also, going by names such as Press Pot, Coffee-Plunger, or in French, cafetière, this is very simple combination of a glass container and a piston with a sieve at one end and a lid on the other. Ground and boiled water are stirred together and left in the glass container, to do the best out of it, it was left for 3 minutes.
- Aero Press – The Coffee was brewed with 23 grams of powder & 200 ml of Water. The Coffee was rich and strong and paired with caramel, chocolate and nuts. The Aero Press coffee maker is a new kind of coffee press that brews coffee under idyllic situations: proper temperature, total involvement, and hasty sifting. This gives astoundingly enchanting coffee with a wide range of stunning flavors but without bitterness and with very low acidity.
Out of all 3, I liked coffee made from Aero Press. Initially, I felt the coffee was too strong, but surprisingly it was fabulous with some dark chocolates. The taste of the coffee completely depends on the coffee blend more than a maker.
Next Blend we tried was “Classic Pride” – The combination of Robusta & Arabica, which are most common in Coorg & Chikmagaluru. This was the only filter coffee we tried. Using Classic Pride blend, the South Indian Filter Coffee and tasted insanely good! True filter coffee lovers will enjoy this blend paired with dark chocolate.
Finally, it was a great interactive session with Tapaswini Purnesh, fifth generation of Classic Group. She has commendable knowledge about coffee. With more than three decades of industry experience, “Classic Group” serves the best coffee by blending the quality products and their experience. Further, the group look forward to reach new heights through their innovation, the Classic Family as they call themselves have a lots to give to the customers, it is the best of the whole world within your coffee mug, it is just a heavenly experience.
The Classic Coffee products are available in most of the exclusive Retail Stores like Food Hall, Nature Basket, Nilgiris and Namdharis. Also, can purchase from Amazon 🙂