August 13, 2016: The Araku Valley has witnessed a sweeping change in the fortunes of tribal communities since the Coffee Board successfully shifted them to coffee cultivation through sustained efforts. Arabica coffee grown in the valley is getting a premium price on National Commodity and Derivative Exchange Limited (NCDEX). Within a week, the Girijan Cooperative Corporation (GCC) sold 700 million tonnes of clean Arabica coffee grown in the region.
August 27, 2015: While there has been a decline in the global coffee market, Indian coffee exports have witnessed a surge, due to the strong demand for robusta coffee, which accounts for around 70 per cent of its coffee exports of more 3 lakh tonnes.
July 29, 2015: Coffee exports from India are expected to grow by around 10 per cent in FY 2015-16, the highest in four years. In 2014-15, the exports had reached 285,516 metric tonnes. This input was provided by Mr Ramesh Rajah, President, Coffee Exporters Association of India. In terms of year-on-year growth, this will be the highest since 2011-12, when sales had grown by 11 per cent.
April 07, 2015: While international coffee chains are already all out to dominate in Kerala, predominantly known as a tea drinking state, domestic coffee chains are also looking at expanding their businesses in order to capitalise on the market opportunity.
March 13, 2015: Farmers in the traditional coffee growing regions in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala will now get subsidies to bring in new area under cultivation. The government has decided to subsidise expansion of area under coffee production in the three traditional states. It may be noted here that the move has come after over three decades and these three states account for close to 83 per cent of the total acreage of the 4.15 lakh hectares.
February 10, 2015: In a development that is expected to streamline and push Indian coffees in the global markets, exporters, traders, roasters and curers using the Coffees of India and other regional/speciality coffee trademarks from the Coffee Board will have to seek its permission and pay a fee for doing so.
January 19, 2015: The government has revised the coffee production estimate for 2014-15 downward to around 331,000 tonnes for this year due the crop damage in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha due to the continuous rains after a dry spell and the Hud Hud cyclone.
January 05, 2015: Even as the overall coffee exports from India fell close to 4 per cent to about 3 lakh tonnes during the last year, the earnings have increased by 6 per cent to Rs 4,986 crore. It may be noted here that the earnings stood at Rs 4,692 crore on a volume of 3,12,363 tonnes during 2013.
December 30, 2014: The Australian coffee brand Gloria Jean's Coffees, is all set to re-enter the Indian market after ending the six-year old arrangement with Citymax, the hospitality division of the Dubai-based retail giant, Landmark Group. The company is now planning to signing an agreement that will mark its second attempt in establishing a foothold in the Indian coffee retail market.
December 12, 2014: While the Italian brand Lavazza hasn't been able to rely on brand presence and its heritage in the coffee retail chain market against Café Coffee Day and Starbucks by selling off the Barista chain which marked the end of Lavazza's presence in the world of coffee shops, it expects a strong growth in the Indian coffee market in the coming years.