Coffee in India is grown in one of the world's rainiest inhabited region that receives 2,500 to 4,000 mm rainfall spread over 100 days, followed by more than 100 days of continuous dry period. Coffees of India are grown under a thick natural shade. This is one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots of the world and is home to a large diversity of butterflies (331 species), amphibians (121 species), reptiles (157 species), birds (508 species) and mammals (120 species), and is flanked by orchids and a large number of medicinal and aromatic plants.
Coffee agro-forestry in India reduces the pressure on natural forests as it sustains the livelihood of half-a-million workers and their families in remote and otherwise resource-poor regions.
Coffee of India are entirely handpicked and completely sun-dried, and strict quality control measures are adopted for all varieties of coffee earmarked for exports. There are 13 regional variations of the scintillating Arabicas and Robustas, and of celebrated specialty coffees such as Robusta Kaapi Royale, Monsooned Malabar and Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold.
Coffee Board of India
The Coffee Board of India is engaged in research, development, extension, quality upgrade, market information, and domestic and international promotion of Indian coffee. Since 2002, the Coffee Board has been conducting the India International Coffee Festival, a biennial event held in India, in collaboration with other stakeholders in the coffee sector.
No 1, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Veedhi
Bangalore - 560 001
Tel.: + 91-80-22266991/94
Fax: + 91-80-22255557
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