Indian coffee today is acknowledged as one of the finest mild coffees in the world. With the tropical climate, high altitude, sunny slopes, good rainfall and rich soils, India has consistently produced and exported high quality coffees for over 150 years. Indian coffees are noted for their blue colour, cleanness of beans and fine liquoring qualities. These qualities also add richness, strength and flavours to the coffee. Coorg, situated at a height of 3500 feet above sea level is ideally suited for coffee growing. The Coorg coffee estates produce some of the world’s best coffees with a variety of plants like Arabica & Robusta. Coffee is a cash crop. Coffee growing is classified as an industry. It is a big industry of Coorg.
In March and April it is coffee blossom time in Coorg. Stretches of these snow-white flowers waft a heady fragrance and their magnificence is an unforgettable sight. When the blossoms turn into berries, the bushes are cropped. The cherry-red fruit is then pulped, the separate coffee seeds dried and sent to the curing works. Stay on a coffee plantation can provide for a heady first-hand experience.
Besides coffee, cardamom, pepper, paddy, orange, timber and honey form the major products of this district. A variety of trees like rosewood, teakwood, silver oak, firewood etc, are grown. Tea, rubber, Arecanut, coconut, citrus fruits, pineapple, papaya, plantain, piggery and poultry are also available.
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