Coffee cultivation in the Araku region began around the early 1900s. But it came into the limelight only a few years ago. Araku Valley, the highlands of the Eastern Ghats mountain range overlooking the Bay of Bengal, is brewing one of the best coffees in the world.
Located 2,985 feet above sea level, coffee plantations here are spread across hilly terrain growing under the shade of towering silver oaks. What makes this coffee unique is that it is organic and cultivated by Adivasi farmers in 10 mandals of the region.
The peculiar mix of climate in Araku — hot days and cool nights — coupled with naturally iron-rich soil lends the Araku coffee body, intensity, and a rich aroma.
Araku valley is an unexplored jewel situated in the northeastern corner of Andhra Pradesh. Located at about 1,200 above sea level, Araku valley is a frieze of earth. The valley is renowned for its delectable coffee, exquisite green countryside, and rich tribal culture.
Araku has several fascinating sites to explore, including the caves of Borra, Tyda, Katiki Falls, Tribal Museum & Padmapuram Botanical Gardens. Besides such areas, coffee plantations are a must—for those who want to indulge themselves in the richest flavors of coffee.