Traditions and Next Gen
Interestingly, our coffee story is crafted from both traditional and modern weaves.
Baba Budan, a Sufi pilgrim in the 17th century travelling from Mecca to Chikmagalur brought the humble coffee bean to India. He found the soil fertile for planting the seed in the environs of the Kathlekhan Estate. From this majestic estate, spread across the valleys and steeps in Chikmagalur…begins the story of Coffee!
The plantations spread over the green azures of the Western Ghats are considered to be one of the best regions in the world to grow coffee. The high altitude region at 3500 feet has relatively low temperatures, ideal for growing coffee. The cool temperatures and shades of trees provide an environment for coffee beans to mature slowly and acquire subtle, sensual flavors as they ripen. At Chikmagalur, a 500 year old family house bears a quiet testimony to the memoirs since the late 18th century.
Coffee Day was the first company in India to get the UTZ certification. UTZ Certification or UTZ Kapeh as it is formerly addressed derives its root from the Mayan term for ‘good coffee’. The certification is provided for responsible professional coffee growing that includes socially and environmentally appropriate coffee growing and efficient farm management practices.