These washed Arabica beans follow all the prescriptions for Plantation-A coffees, but with tighter grading and sorting requirements. The beans are extra-bold, 90 percent larger than 7.5 millimeters (19 screen) in size, and 100 percent larger than 6.65 millimeters (17 screen). The grade doesn’t permit any peaberries, bits, blacks, or extraneous matter. Moisture content is 9 to 10.5 percent.
Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold is a premium coffee. In many ways, it represents the “best of the best” washed Arabica coffees from India. The beans are large and uniform, bluish-green in color, and have a clean, well-polished appearance. They provide a highly uniform roast.
Josuma obtains its Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold beans exclusively from Kalladevapura Estate at about 4,200 feet of elevation in the Baba Budan region of Chikmagalur. Coffees grown in this region exhibit slightly more acidity and spiciness in the cup. These Nuggets yield a brew that is smooth and buttery with a mocha overtone. They also perform well in espresso blends.