India Ghattadhalli Estate (2022)

Chocolate, biscuit, citrus, caramel
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001840-1
  • 17 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Ghattadhalli Estate is a 69 hectare farm in Chikmagalur, Karnataka estate with over 250 years of history. The family farm is operated by Ms Swaroop Balakrishna, a 7th generation coffee grower. Coffee here is 100% shade grown under a thick canopy of jungle trees. 

Origin India
Subregion Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Ghattadhalli Estate
Processing Washed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety S795
Coffee Grade IND CA WA PLA A
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Ghattadhalli Estate is located in Mudigere village, Chikmagalur district, in the state of Karnataka. The region is marked by the Western Ghats mountain range, one of the world’s foremost biodiversity hotspots. It’s a designated UNESCO world heritage site and contains a huge proportion of the country’s flora and fauna, many of them unique to India.

History of Coffee in India 

If coffee was born in Ethiopia and grew up in Yemen, then it left home to make its own way in the world through India in the 17th Century, when Baba Budan, returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca, smuggled seven beans and planted them in hills of the Chikkamagaluru district, a hill region now known as Baba Budan Giri. Green coffee cultivation grew slowly in India and the first formal plantations were established by the British in 1840 in the same region where the first coffee was planted. 

Over the years, repeated battles with leaf rust and an emphasis on yield caused India to increase planting Robusta and prioritize shade growing conditions. Today, India grows more than twice as much Robusta as Arabica and nearly all coffee is grown under shade, much of it in forest conditions. Over 21% of India’s coffee is exported to Italy, where Robusta has long been a part of traditional espresso blends. In recent years, Olam has been finding coffee for the specialty market. India is poised to attract increasing attention from specialty markets, and not only because quality is quickly improving. Coffee plantations in India are home to abundant wildlife, including tigers and elephants, because of the forest-like conditions. Compared to shade grown coffee in other parts of the world, coffee in India is grown in dense shade conditions, and almost intercropped with peppercorn, cardamom, areca nut, oranges, bananas, and other crops.

  • Subregion Chikmagalur, Karnataka
  • Farm Name Ghattadhalli Estate
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety S795
  • Min Growing Altitude 950m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £6.50
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade IND CA WA PLA A
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001840-1
  • Origin India
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk