Alamance Kaffee Werks – “India AA”

“India AA” from Alamance Kaffee Werks


roaster:  Alamance Kaffee Werks; Graham, NC.
origin: Araku Valley, India
price: $12.99
tasting: 3/25/18

We looked forward to trying this “AA” coffee from India. Most people have probably never tried an Indian Coffee. India is not well known for coffee, but they have a small but going coffee scene. These beans come from the rain forests of the eastern coast. We’ve also review a rain forest grown Mexican Coffee from Alamance.

Alamance is small batch custom coffee roaster from central North Carolina. This is a single origin coffee, the “AA” means the beans are slightly larger than a typical arabica coffee bean. AA is a coffee bean that is famous in Kenya, but is also well known in India. This one is a lighter roast that as an espresso had a surprising rich crema, with a nice balance of bitterness and notes of honey. It only had subtle hints of nutty flavor, and it doesn’t deviate far from the flavors profiled as a coffee.

Espresso Rating – 90pts.

As a pour over coffee it’s very rich for a light roast. The full body comes from the earthy rain forest soils and low altitude. Tasting notes of red fruit with a long wine like finish. This is a great coffee, that virtually all coffee drinkers would enjoy, it comes in as one of the top coffees we’ve reviewed and for only $13 it’s a steal.

Coffee Rating – 90pts.

Special thanks to Daniel from AKW for the coffee, visit them at

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About our ratings – For both ratings (espresso & pour over) we’re looking at the flavor profile, along with drink-ability and balance. Reviewing the coffee as the espresso gives us extra insights into the nuanced flavors of the beans.