India has traditionally been a tea producing and drinking nation but in recent years, coffee has become one of India’s fastest growing consumer food industries. There are currently an estimated 250,000 coffee growers in the nation but this number is constantly growing.
India’s first coffee seeds were planted in the 1600’s by a saint named Baba Budan in the Chandragiri hills which have since been renamed to Baba Budan Giri. Today, most of India’s coffee production takes place in the southern states of the country such as: Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Historically, India has seen coffee to be purely an export crop with 80% of all coffee produced being exported. However, as the nations coffee culture continues to grow stronger and stronger with each generation, the internal demand for coffee continues to rise which has resulted in coffee plantations sprouting up with the sole purpose of supplying India’s domestic market.
Our Indian coffee holds a chocolatey, herbal flavour with a sweet aroma.