The January / February 2012 issue of Roast Magazine article features the emerging specialty coffee markets of China, the Middle East, Russia and India. Be sure to read Nishant Gurjer’s quotes on the current state of India’s booming specialty coffee development and gives his outlook for the future in: The New Frontier, Specialty Coffee’s Emergence in China, India, the Middle East and Russia
ANAHEIM, CA – Kaapi Royale Coffee will serve samples of an espresso based on the rare Coffea liberica species during this week’s Specialty Coffee Association of America conference and exposition in Anaheim, California. The blend, called Anokhi Karma, combines coffee from the Liberica cultivar with others exported from India exclusively by Kaapi Royale Coffee.
“The purpose of this experiment was to produce something fun and different that will challenge conventional expectations of espresso flavour,” said Nishant Gurjer, General Partner of Kaapi Royale Coffee. “We believe that some will like the unusual flavour and other characteristics of Liberica and understand some will not, but hope that everyone who tastes it will be enriched by the experience.”
Anokhi Karma espresso will be served at the Kaapi Royale Coffee booth #2413 during exhibit floor hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the SCAA exposition. Availability is extremely limited for this rare coffee and will be served only while supplies last.
The Kaapi Royale Coffee Challenge returns to this year’s Specialty Coffee Association of America exposition in California at the Anaheim Convention Center April 16th-18th. One Challenge Champion will be awarded a trip to join Kaapi Royale Coffee on their annual harvest origin tour.
All coffee professionals are invited to take the Challenge, a test of skill where participants must correctly identify the species of three Indian coffee samples by taste; bonus points will be awarded to those who can additionally identify the method of processing for those coffees or cultivars. Cuppings will be held in the SCAA exposition at the Kaapi Royale Coffee booth (#2413) during show hours. Advance registration is not required and there is no fee to participate. One winner selected from all top-scoring entries collected will be announced on Sunday, April 18th.
The Kaapi Royale Challenge Champion will receive an invitation to join Kaapi Royale Coffee in India for a 4-day guided farm tour during the 2011 coffee harvest season beginning this December. Roundtrip air transportation to Bangalore, local accommodations, meals and ground transportation within India will be provided; some restrictions and availability requirements may apply.
Specialty Coffee Association of America Exposition
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
Booth #2413, Kaapi Royale Coffee
Show and event hours:
Friday, April 16th Noon to 5:30 P.M.
Saturday, April 17th Noon to 5:30 P.M.
Sunday, April 18th Noon to 4:00 P.M.
We hope to see you there!