Indian coffee is said to be the world’s finest coffee grown in the shade, as opposed to direct sunlight. With so many hill tracts in South India dominating the landscape, Indian coffee – especially the better-known varieties of Arabica and Robusta coffee – are primarily grown in three states: Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
In fact, the best Indian coffee is said match the flavour characteristics of the best Pacific coffees.
Indian coffee is being increasingly imported by many countries.
It is estimated that:
- India has about 250,000 coffee growers
- 98% of India’s coffee growers are small farmers
- In 2009, India’s share in the world’s total coffee production was only 4.5%
- Today, almost 80% of India’s total coffee produce is exported
- Almost 70% of Indian coffee is exported to Germany, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia, United States, Japan, Greece, Netherlands and France
- Italy accounts for 29% of India’s total exports
This year, The Coffee Board will travel to Budapest to join coffee connoisseurs worldwide in one of Europe’s biggest events. “The World of Coffee” in Hungary promises to be everything you want it to be and more.
The interactive exhibition will feature:
- Over 200 of the world’s most innovative coffee industry suppliers
- 3 full days of thrilling competitions, inspiring symposiums, seminars and educational workshops
- A packed social programme filled with lots of entertainment, excitement and fun fringe events
Come join us for a steaming cup of brew, and learn how some of the world’s best monsooned coffee is grown – in sprawling plantations across the Western and Eastern Ghats of India. We promise you’ll be smitten in the end, just like we were!