Coffee: East India Company Nepal Mount Everest Supreme

Coffee Review

3.0 stars

Coffee is a crop that likes to be grown at altitude, whether it’s in the high valleys of Costa Rica, or the plateaus of Mount Kenya. However, until now I don’t think I’ve ever come across a coffee from Nepal.

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This is Nepal Mount Everest Supreme, from the East India Company. It is, apparently, the only coffee grown in the Nepalese foothills of the Himalayas where, presumably, the climate is a little closer to traditional coffee growing conditions than the mental picture the word “Everest” summoned up.

The image of oxygen-masked workers clambering over a snow-coated mountain harvesting beans on the roof of the world is amusing, but unlikely!

The grounds have a soft, sweet aroma with a slight nuttiness and a hint of creamy milk chocolate wrapping it.

Brewed the sweetness is more pronounced, like soft brown sugar, but the nuttiness is lost.

The flavour is delicate; a gentle and slightly fruity sweetness swiftly balanced by a pleasing and well restrained acidity. While it’s not the coffee to kick-start your Monday, it’s light and refreshing and well worth 3 stars.

Many thanks to the East India Company for this sample.

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