Baba Budangiri Estate

HISTORY

Grown on high elevation hills of Western Ghats is also one the of the oldest coffee estates in India. Baba Budan was a 16th-century Sufi, whose shrine is at Baba Budangiri, Chikkamagalur, Karnataka, India. He is said to have introduced the coffee plant to India by bringing seven raw beans from the port of Mecca, Yemen while coming back from Hajj. In those days coffee was exported to other parts of the world in roasted or baked form so that no one could grow their own and were forced to buy from the Yemenis.