INDIA

Our Coffees

Name Origin Processing Certification
Monsoon Malabar India Aged Natural None Select
Parchment AB India Natural None Select

More about India

India is one of the most diverse and culturally rich countries on the planet. Home to one-sixth of the world’s population, the country has thousands of individual ethnic groups, accompanied by hundreds of languages and numerous religions. India is separated from the rest of Asia by the vast Himalayas at the Northern tip of the country. To the Northwest India is bordered by Pakistan, to the North by Nepal, China and Bhutan, to the East by Myanmar and Bangladesh, and to the South the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.

Annual production: 5.3 million bags
Altitude range: 500 - 1500 masl
No coffee farmers: 250,000
Harvest times: November – March
Key growing regions: Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
Typical varieties: Kent, Catimor, Caturra, S.795
Grading system: Graded by process (Cherry, Parchment, or Plantation) and by size (AAA, AA, A, PB etc)
Processing type: Washed, Honey and Natural

Production Information

Most of the coffee in India is grown by smallholder farmers with little more than 10 hectares of land. Coffee is traditionally shade-grown and intercropped with plants such as cardamom, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, which broadens biodiversity whilst generating extra revenue for coffee growers. The primary Arabica varieties cultivated in India are Kent (the earliest Arabica varietal planted in the country named after the Englishman L. P. Kent) as well as S.795, Catimor and Caturra. An outbreak of coffee leaf rust disease in the 19th century caused much of India’s production to migrate over to Robusta, which comprises around half of India’s production today.

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