ORANGE/ PRUNES/ NUTMEG Varietal: S 795 and Chandragiri Processing: Washed Region: Pulneys (Ampthill Downs) near Perumal Peak Altitude: 5200 – 5500 ft Roast: Filter
Project Palani 80+ involves small holder coffee farmers from the Pulneys, also known as Ampthill Downs during the British era, the Easternmost spur of the Western Ghats (25 most bio-diversified hotspot of the World) located at various location are clubbed together, based on the altitude the farm/estate is located at a particular hamlet or community
This S795 and chandragiri varietal grows at an altitude of 1609-1678 mt.
These coffee plantations are grown under various shade trees including silver oak, the primary fruit trees are Avocado, Hill Bananas, Citrus, Passionfruit, Jackfruit, Guava, Tree Tomato etc. Beautiful flowering trees including Hibiscus and Roses are also very prominent. Gaur, the Indian Bison visits the proximities of the plantation occassionally but Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Emerald Dove and Hornbills are common sight.