The History of Coffee in India

The first recorded appearance of coffee in India was 1670 before the establishment of the East India Trading Company. An Indian Sufi saint named Baba Budan brought coffee beans to the country on his return trip from Yemen, specifically to Chikmagalur, a town in the south of India.

Indian Coffee Production

Currently, a large portion of India’s coffee production is made in the hilly region of Southern India. Primarily, Karnataka accounts for 53%, followed by Kerala at 28% and Tamil Nadu at 11%. Other states in India grow coffee, such as Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, as well as what is known as the “Seven Sister States of India” in Northeastern India because of their political, social, and economic similarities: Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh.

Most of the coffee grown in India is produced by small growers. These small operations allow for a focus on quality that a large-scale production does not, and — as such — India’s coffee is considered tobe a top quality by many experts. India’s coffee ranks as a top-quality coffee. What makes it unique is that it’s grown in shady conditions, caused by India’s monsoon season. In fact, it is more often grown during rainy seasons, making it known as “India’s monsooned coffee.” When grown in monsoon conditions, India’s coffee is said to taste its best, with “flavor characteristics of Pacific coffees.”

Chikmagalur

India’s coffee was first grown in Chikmagalur, and is still big today. The southern Indian state regards coffee as one of the most essential elements to its economy. India created a Coffee Board — a department located in the town that oversees the coffee production and marketing in its district.For the most part, Arabica beans are grown in this town, mostly in the steeper, hilly areas, and the lower-quality Robusta beans are cultivated in the shallower, lower hills.

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