Mooleh Manay

Mooleh Manay estate is located near the beautiful backwaters of the Harangi Reservoir in Coorg, Karnataka. It takes a data-driven approach to farming and coffee processing, believing that data is essential for optimizing agricultural practices and ensuring the highest quality coffee production. The estate cultivates a variety of coffee species, including Arabica, Robusta Excelsa, and uses meticulous processing methods to bring out the best flavors. The estate is committed to continuous improvement and innovation, and is involved in research on native Indian Coffea species and soil health.
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Venkids Valley

Venkids Valley Estate is a coffee plantation run by M.C. Nanjappa and Shilpa Nanjappa, a third-generation coffee-growing couple. They grow both Arabica and Robusta coffees, which are meticulously planted in blocks according to their varietals. This helps to maintain traceability during the picking process. The plantation also has its own wet mill, fermentation tanks, and drying yards.
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Crystal Valley

Crystal Valley Estate, perched at 985 meters in Biligiri village, North Coorg, thrives on a steep North Easterly Facing slope. Originally dense jungle, it was acquired by Mr. I.M. Mandappa, who preserved native trees for shade and wildlife. Coffee cultivation began with plants from the Coffee Board and neighboring estates like Selections and Cannancadoo Kents. After I.M. Mandappa, his son Mr. Mac Machaiah took over, adding Selection 795 and 6 along with Brazilian and Yellow Catuai. Today, the 25-acre estate is expertly run by Mr. Mac, combining knowledge from Israel with a warm charm, producing exceptional coffees.
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Krishna giri

Krishnagiri Estate is a coffee heritage gem located in the captivating Baba Budan Giri region of Chickmangalur, Karnataka. The estate is managed by Himakirthi and Karunya Gowda and covers 100 acres at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level. The estate enjoys an abundant annual rainfall of 100 inches. Krishnagiri Estate is well-equipped with drying yards, a top-notch washing station, and a new color sorter. This allows them to process coffees as washed, honey sun-dried, and naturals. Arabica varieties such as S795 and Chandagiri thrive on the estate. The estate's origins can be traced back to the legendary journey of Baba Budan, who smuggled seven coffee beans from Yemen and ignited India's coffee journey.
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Founded in the early 1900s, the Kanbile Estate stands as a testament to a legacy rooted in coffee cultivation. Mr. G.G. Rajendra Kumar, a fourth-generation coffee planter, is the driving force behind Kanbile Estate. This plantation embraces sustainable practices, predominantly nurturing shade-grown Arabica and Robusta. The shade canopy includes trees that have gracefully stood for over a century. With a commitment to coexist with nature, the farm creates a welcoming habitat for birds and wildlife while minimizing its environmental footprint. The seamless integration of coffee cultivation with the surrounding ecosystem is further enhanced by its dedicated wet mill and drying yards, ensuring meticulous processing from bean to cup.
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Craigmore Kattimuttu

The estate has been in the family for several generations, currently managed by the third generation. The name "CRAIGMORE" traces back to the British planters who sold the property to the family. The local name "KATTIMUTTU" translates to Bison, as Bison still occasionally visit the doorstep. The present cultivation includes Arabica, Robusta, Pepper, Avocados, and Arecanut. Future plans involve adding Moringa, Pomelo, and Grapefruit for diversification. Since 2017, Farokh has been dedicated to enhancing soil fertility and health, incorporating over 700 native tree species indigenous to the region. They also maintain a herd of local cattle (Malnad Gidda) to produce in-house Vermicompost and enrich Organic compost and Bio fertilizers, promoting flora and fauna diversity. The estate employs 23 full-time staff, with a Supervisor on-site and regular consultant visits. Their confidence lies in recognizing their role as custodians of the land, nurturing and enhancing it for future generations.
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The Natural Farmer

Nestled snugly on the eastern hillsides of the western ghats of india, in India’s southernmost state of Tamil Nadu, on a hill range known as the Pulneys, an ecological hotspot home to diverse animals and birds, and other flora too, gently sits Mahesh Narayanan's family coffee farm, where over the years they have been producing some of the best arabica coffee in the land. They follow natural farming practices and are known simply as The Natural farmer.
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Sirangalli Community Project

The Sirangalli Community Project is a sustainable coffee farming initiative by the South India Coffee Company (SICC) that works with small coffee farmers in the Pushpagiri Range of Karnataka, India.The project started with 5 farms in the Pushpagiri Range, which produce Arabica and Robusta coffee. Over the years, the project has increased the number of farms it works with. The farms range from 1 to 10 acres. Most of the farmers are working on the farm along with their families.The project provides farmers with a variety of support services, including:

  • Creating new markets for their coffee
  • Training farmers on farming practices
  • Training farmers on post-processing
  • Providing infrastructure help
  • Helping with manpower during harvest
  • Soil testing and providing free fertilizers based on soil reports
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Yedavare Community Project

The Yedavare Community Project is a sustainable coffee farming initiative by the South India Coffee Company (SICC) that works with coffee farmers in the Yedavare region in Coorg, Karnataka. The project started with a focus on Coffea Excelsa.

The project provides farmers with a variety of support services, including:

  • Creating new markets for Coffea Excelsa
  • Creating new income source for the region

The project started last year when SICC was looking for Excelsa coffee in the region. The project sources and processes Excelsa coffee, and this year will start with Arabica coffee. The area where the coffees are sourced is known as Yedavare, located by the backwaters of the Harangi Reservoir. The farms range from 1 to 50 acres.

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Komala estate, owned by Shyam Ponnappa, sits at an elevation of 937 meters. Located in a favorable northern zone, it's ideal for growing Arabica and Robusta coffees due to perfect agroclimatic conditions. The property boasts gentle slopes (5 – 10 deg gradient), naturally conserving soil and moisture. As a subset of the larger Luckery, established by Shyam's grandfather in the 1930s, Komala features Arabica coffee and Pepper beneath various shade trees, creating havens for birds and bees. Leveraging his expertise in large plantation management, third-generation owner Shyam enhances the estate's health and yield. In response to escalating costs, old Arabicas were replaced with high-yield Robusta since 2017. A skilled team handpicks ripe berries, which undergo meticulous processing. With new pulping and washing units installed in 2014, efficiency and quality have improved. Emphasizing environmental, social, and economic sustainability, the estate secures a coffee legacy for future generations.
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Narmada estate, situated in Chickmaglur, cultivates a variety of coffees, including Arabica SLN 795, SLN 9, Cauvery, Chandragiri, as well as Robusta Old Perideniaand C x R. Elevated at 1200 meters above sea level, the estate spans over 240 acres and features over 50 varieties of jungle trees and abundant wildlife, including Indian Gaur, spotted deer, barking deer, wild boar, Malabar Giant squirrel, and crested serpent eagle. Coffee processing involves Washed, Naturals, and Honey Sundried methods. The estate has successfully transitioned to organic practices, established water harvesting ponds, encouraged workers to accept crop damage by wildlife, and increased vermicompost production.
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Madhu Agro

Madhu Agro Plantation is a family-owned and operated coffee farm in the Koraput region of Odisha, India. It was founded in 1998 by T. Nirmala Reddy and her late husband, T. Govinda Reddy. Their daughter Raji now helps Nirmala run the farm.

The plantation is spread over 45 acres and grows Arabica coffee varietals, including Cauvery, Selection 9, Selection 795, Selection 5B, Chandragiri, Kent, and Robusta.

The plantation has faced many challenges over the years, including a cyclone that destroyed many of the trees in 2014. However, the family has persevered and the plantation is now thriving.

The team is committed to sustainable practices and employs local tribal communities, providing them with a source of income.

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Upper Udaya

Upper Udaya Estate is a coffee plantation in Coorg, India. It nurtures a range of coffee varieties, including Arabica BBTC Selection, Peridenia, CxR, and 274. The estate's elevation of 1,100 meters above sea level provides optimal conditions for coffee growth. The estate has a washing station and mechanical dryer. The coffee is processed as both naturals and washed. The coffee-covered area of the estate spans 50 acres, out of a total area of 55 acres.The estate's lush landscape is home to a variety of trees, including silver oak, mahogany, nandi, red cedar, and other jungle trees. This contributes to the estate's rich biodiversity.The estate is also home to a diverse array of wildlife, including the lone bison, porcupine, wild boar, squirrel, and more. Bird species such as parrots, woodpeckers, mynas, and drongos frequent the estate, enhancing its vibrant ecosystem. Bats also inhabit the area, adding to its natural diversity.
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