Inline with Coffee Day’s principles and practice of encouraging ethical practices and supporting research and innovation, we partner with experts and organizations working towards this.
Ms. Sunalini Menon, the founder and CEO of Coffee Lab Pvt. Ltd, is also the creator of innumerable coffee blends for Coffee Day. She is also Asia’s first woman in the field of coffee cupping, and was recently awarded the Leadership Medal of Merit by The Coffee Quality Institute in April 2010.
Research & Development Lab, Chikmagalur
This high-tech Research and Development lab was founded in 2000 at Chikmagalur. Led by Dr. Pradeep Kenjige, the lab provides technical support to all divisions of Coffee Day, and also helps in new product development and quality analysis of existing products. The team comprises experts from organizations like the CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute) and DFRL (Defense Food Research Laboratory). The Research & Development lab works out the formulae for the products, in consultation with experts and our professional panel. This is followed by a stringent approval process, after which the product is launched in the market by our divisions.
Roasting Unit, Hassan
The shade grown coffees at Coffee Day are processed under stringent quality processes at our two curing works, strategically located in Chikmagalur and Hassan with a combined installed capacity of 70,000 tonnes.
The flavor of the region is meticulously preserved by experts during production.