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From Roasted to Civet: How do You Like Your Coffee?

From Roasted to Civet: How do You Like Your Coffee? Christoph

Indian coffee is the most extraordinary of beverages, offering intriguing subtlety and stimulating intensity. Our country is the only one that grows all of its coffee under shade. Typically mild and not too acidic, these coffees possess an exotic full-bodied taste and a fine aroma. This world coffee day grab the opportunity to explore our coffee hubs. 

From Roasted to Civet: How do You Like Your Coffee?:

  1. Karnataka
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Kerala

Day 1. Chikmagalur is the first place where coffee was introduced

Chikmagalur is the first place where coffee was introduced
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source: Prashant

Chikmagalur is known for its vast estates of coffee and tea plantations. The first coffee plantation in Chikmagalur was brought by Baba Budan Giri from West Asia. Swaroop talks about the "aroma of Chikamagalur coffee," and how the rainy season and the winter are the best time, "to enjoy the real experience of coffee mountains."

Day 2. The flavour of Coorg coffee is unparalleled

The flavour of Coorg coffee is unparalleled
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source: coorgnews.in

Sudhir shares about, "Coorg, the coffee garden," on HolidayIQ that, "The natural beauty of the place is unmatched." Nestled amongst the lush green hills of the Western Ghats, Coorg is the major hub for coffee and spice production. Take a day to explore the coffee plantations and you can also understand the whole process of making coffee powder. 

Day 3. Araku Valley coffee plantations are mesmerising

Araku Valley coffee plantations are mesmerising
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source: parmesh.net

Located in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, the coffee plantations in Araku is known for its first tribal growers’ organic coffee brand. Chandra shares on HolidayIQ, "The main attraction are Borra caves, coffee plantations and tribal dance. We went in a car and the way was so beautiful with the newly bloomed flowers."

Day 4. Yercaud is comparatively new at it all

Yercaud is comparatively new at it all
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In Yercaud coffee is the mainly grown crop, along with few other fruits and spices. Cool climate and a silent valley, it is known as the best coffee forests in India. "Sipping Yercaud coffee while enjoying the pleasant breeze sitting on the edge of Yercaud Lake truly supplants a divine experience," says Rathinavelu.

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Day 5. Wayanad is the the green paradise of Malabar region

Wayanad is the the green paradise of Malabar region
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source: wayanadcoffeecounty.com

The beautiful hilly region is surrounded by evergreen forest, Pookkode lake and Karapuzha Dam nearby. Its pleasant climate is the best for coffee and tea cultivation, also known as the Coffee County of Kerala. The main varieties of coffee cultivated in this region are Rubusta and Arabica.

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