Of coffee and more

Rohan Bopanna launched Rohan Bopanna’s Master Blend in association with The Flying Squirrel in Bengaluru, an all-Arabica coffee from the Indian tennis star’s estate in Coorg. Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna, in association with The Flying Squirrel, the Bengaluru-based micro-roastery and cafe, launched his range of speciality coffees, Rohan Bopanna’s Master Blend. Hailing from one of India’s most prolific coffee-growing regions, Coorg, Bopanna has always been a coffee connoisseur. Rohan Bopanna’s Master Blend is a culmination of the desire to create a brand with something that has been such an intrinsic part of his life, both home and away. Commenting on the launch, Bopanna said, “While most of you have known me for my journey on court, there is a side to me that the world has not been privy to – that of a coffee connoisseur. Growing up in a coffee estate, I have been involved in the intricacies of cultivating and blending coffee and now I bring my years of expertise to create my own blend of Arabica coffee beans from my estate in Coorg.” Rohan Bopanna’s Master Blend is an all-Arabica medium-dark roasted variant, which has a few differently processed beans, all procured from Bopanna’s farm. The farm is located at an altitude of 3600 feet, owing to which the coffee cherry takes a bit longer to ripen, giving the sugars in the bean precious time to develop naturally while on the plant, adding to the unique taste of the blend. “Collaborating with Rohan on this line of coffees is a perfect partnership not just because of the sports-coffee connect, but more so because of two iconic Coorg names coming together to make unique, artisan small-batch coffee,” commented Ashish D’abreo, Co-founder of The Flying Squirrel.
Rohan Bopanna’s Master Blend will be available at The Flying Squirrel in Kormanagala Bengaluru and online on flyingsquirrel.in and amazon.in.