Coffee grown in the forests of India, the world’s sixth largest producer of coffee, is cultivated under thick canopies in the Western Ghats — a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots. In the 2016-17 season, India produced 5.5 million bags of coffee.
Is coffee native to India?
Coffee was introduced to India during the late seventeenth century. The story goes that an Indian pilgrim to Mecca – known as Baba Budan – smuggled seven beans back to India from Yemen in 1670 (it was illegal to take coffee seeds out of Arabia at the time) and planted them in the Chandragiri hills of Karnataka.
How much coffee does India produce?
India is the third-largest producer and exporter of coffee in Asia, and the sixth-largest producer and fifth-largest exporter of coffee in the world. The country accounts for 3.14% (2019-20) of the global coffee production. The coffee production stood at 299,300 million tonnes (MT) during 2019-20P.
Is India is the largest producer of coffee in the world?
India is the seventh largest producer of coffee in the world, behind only Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Honduras.
Who drinks the most coffee in India?
South alone consumes nearly 80,538 MT (78%) of total coffee consumed in India. Among the south Indian states Tamil Nadu accounts for 36% of consumption while Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala account for 31%, 18% and 15% respectively.
Is Indian coffee good?
Indian coffee has a good reputation in Europe for its less acidic and sweet character, and thus is widely used in espresso. Americans prefer African and South American coffee, which is more acidic and brighter.