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Ratnagiri Estate - India - 250g
Mill: Ratnagiri Estate
Process: 24hr Anaerobic
Raspberry, Milk Chocolate & Spices.
This estate has been in operation under the Patre family since 1920, being passed down from grandfather, to father to son. While initially the son, Ashok, continued with traditional farming practices, he has since spent many years travelling to origin countries, visiting well-known farms and taking from the best of their practices and incorporating it into his operation at Pearl Mountain.
Ratnagiri or “Pearl Mountain” estate is situated at the top of a mountain range in the Western Ghats region of India.
For all intents and purposes Ratnagiri Estate is an organic/biodynamic farm and also maintains official Rainforest
Alliance Certification. The estate is a lush shaded environment with 3 stories of shade. It is home to over 48 recorded bird populations, monkeys, leopards, wild boar, tigers, mongoose and - on occasion - elephants. The rich biodiversity demands that Ashok and his family have an approach to farming which places ecology and harmony with the environment at the forefront. This is a world class farm, truly one of the leading in India.