Kerehuckloo Estate was established in 1908 by C.S. Crawford, a Major in the British Army. It changed hands a couple of times before being purchased by the in 1972. We have been growing specialty shade-grown Arabica and Robusta coffee, black and white pepper, cardamom, and areca nut on our 350-acre farm ever since. We are located in the Chikmagalur District of the Western Ghats, close to the borders of the Bhadra forest reserve.
H.B. Rajagopal studied Agriculture at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore. He moved to Kerehuckloo in 1972 and has since been growing coffee. He served as a member of the Coffee Board for many years and has also been on much technical evaluation and advisory boards for the Government of India. He was one of the first members who was involved in introducing the Specialty coffee movement in India. He has also served as chairman of the Spices Development Council of India. By combining the technical knowledge that he has gained with the conservation goals of the Ms. Rohini Rajgopal, our next generation, we aim, as the current caretakers of this rich and unique piece of land, to produce good coffee and maintain the biodiversity that has existed for countless years in this place that we call home.