India, the world’s sixth-largest coffee grower, on an average produces about 3.2 lakh tons of coffee every year of which 75 percent are exported to countries like Italy, Germany, Russia, Belgium and Turkey. Today, India is home to 16 distinct varieties of coffee.
Bababudangiri Hills in Chickmagalur where coffee was first planted in India. (Supplied)
Chickmagalur is a picturesque hill station in India’s Karnataka state. (Supplied)
A fall amid coffee plantations in Chickmagalur. (Supplied)
The charming region of Coorg is also one of the major grower of coffee. (Supplied)
Stall owners are thankful to Arabia for the wonderful coffee. (Supplied)