Spicy aroma, earthy flavor, medium body & acidity.
Most people in North America think of India as a leading producer of fine teas. Few associate India with top grade specialty coffees. India has been a producer and exporter of exceptional coffees for over 150 years. Today, India is the fifth largest producer of Arabica coffee in the world, behind Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Ethiopia.
India’s romance with coffee goes back nearly 400 years. Legend credits a Muslim pilgrim, Baba Budan, with bringing back seven coffee seeds from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He is said to have planted them near his mountain cave in Chikmahlur, Karnataka State, now considered the cradle of Indian coffee.
Commercial cultivation of coffee in India began in 1840 when the British established coffee plantations throughout the mountains of Southern India. They found the tropical climate, high altitude, sunny slopes, ample rainfall, and soil rich in humus content, and well drained sub soil ideal for coffee cultivation.
The color, shape, and size of the beans as well as their aroma and taste are the results of special post-harvest processing. There is no other coffee like it in the world.
Please note there is a handling time of 4 business days on all orders.