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  • Farms and family

    Kudraipanjan

    This estate was originally started in the late 18th century by the British and then later acquired by the PKC family in 1975. This is a 3rd generation family-run estate located in the scenic Shervaroy hills of Tamilnadu. The named Yercaud was derived from the lake at the location, in Tamil, Yeri means lake and Kaadu means forest. Yercaud was First discovered by the British collector at Salem during 1820-1829. Later he initiated the development of Yercaud and introduced the cultivation of arabica coffee procured from Africa along with fruit trees. It is an area covering 383 sqm with an…

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    Indian Coffee Varieties

    Have you ever wondered how coffee gets its taste? Sure, it depends on brewing methods, sweetening, and other processes. But at its root, the flavor comes from the cherry. Coffee growers use certain selected breeds with quality potential and commercial…

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    Instant, Ground, Specialty: Coffee Jargon Simplified

    If you’ve heard your coffee enthusiast friend say that they like to “brew their cup just right,” you must be confused. Aren’t you just supposed to mix the coffee powder in cream and sugar? Yes, if you are a beginner.…

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    Balanoor

    Early in 1930’s Mr. K C Mammen Mappillai, acquired beautiful diverse coffee land from British Planters. Now, It’s been five generations that Balanoor group has come a long way since its inception. Production has increased five-fold and continues to expand…

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    Crystal Valley Estate

    Crystal Valley Estate is situated at an altitude of 985 meters in the Biligiri village of Somwarpet taluk in North Coorg. The steep North Easterly Facing slope of the estate is ideally suited for growing coffee. The rocky terroir paired…

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    Coffee Brewing Methods – An Introduction 02

    French Press French press, or press pot, is a very simple coffee brewing device with a beaker and a plunger/filter. The preparation technique consists of pouring hot water over coffee grinds and let it steep for a few minutes. After…

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    Coffee Brewing Methods – An Introduction 01

    Espresso Espresso is prepared by pushing hot water through a layer of compacted ground coffee, contained in a port-filter. Espresso is a very concentrated coffee, with a lot of body, aroma, and flavor. It contains a lot of coffee oils…

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    Aghora

    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…

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    The Beginning

    My craving for coffee started almost eighteen years ago while I was in college. A brand new Café Coffee Day had just opened, where we would bunk lectures and spend time sipping cappuccinos. Later when I started working at Hyatt…