India, Chikkamagaluru, CxR
Region: Chikkamagaluru, Balehonnur
Variety: CxR Canephora (Robusta)
Installation height: 900 m above sea level
Preparation method: Washed
This Canephora coffee (Robusta) is one of the few of its kind. It is very well cultivated and is therefore called Fine Robusta.
The Chikkamagaluru District is a center of coffee growing in India. Large colonial coffee plantations were created in the mountains of the Chikkamagaluru district during the colonial period. Today, coffee is grown on almost 70,000 hectares in the district.
The Badra Estates cooperative near Balehonnur was established in 1936 by the Mammen family and has continued in the family ever since. The farms are located in Chikkamagaluru on the Bababudan Giri Hills, the birthplace of coffee in India. In addition to coffee, the plantations also produce pepper, cocoa, Areca nut, cardamom, rubber and teak. Most of the coffees are washed processed. In addition, Natural and Pulped Natural coffees are also produced. All of the coffee is grown under shade trees.
Around 750-850 tons of green coffee are harvested annually on the farms by 28 employees and another 425 helpers.