Coffee Farms in India
Did you know, that India is the only country that grows all of its coffee under natural shade? Intercropping with pepper vines, areca palms, cardamom, cinnamon and orange trees is common practice.
The unique history of Indian coffee is rooted in a mystical beginning that took place 400 years ago, when the legendary pilgrim Baba Budan smuggled 7 magical beans from Yemen and planted them in the hills of Karnataka.
Today, India is the 6th largest producer of coffee in the world, where coffee is grown in the ecologically sensitive regions of the Western and Eastern Ghats, and is dominant in the hills of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The diverse climatic conditions are perfect for the cultivation of different varieties of coffee, which is why India produces and exports high-quality coffee to the world.
India exports nearly 70 percent of the coffee it produces. These exports consist mainly of high-grade Arabica and Robusta beans. Most of India’s export goes to Europe, Japan and the Middle East where the well-balanced nature of Indian coffee is greatly valued. Italy, is the largest importer of coffees from India, because they perform particularly well in espresso blends. Indian coffees have always been known for its well-balanced cup and outstanding aroma.