BEAN IN THE GENE
The love affair began in 1857. In the slopes of outer Giris in the Western Ghat region of Karnataka at a place called Chikmagalur, which didn’t exist on the important trading map till coffee sprouted on its terrain.
At 3500-4000 feet above sea level at a place blessed with an average 75 inch rainfall, a young T B Malle Gowda with the help of the British discovered that he can grow the finest Arabica beans. The love for coffee further brewed in his son T B Nagesh. Today, 150 years later, coffee is infused in the bloodline of The Thogarihunkal Estate Group.
STIMULATING BY NATURE
The flavour of our coffee is rich with the flavour of ecological diversity.
No other plantations in the world have the range of diversity as that in Indian coffee plantations. We nurture a mixed cropping system that cultivates coffee harmoniously with other plants and trees. Pepper vines, cloves, dadaps wild figs are grown on tree shades.
A HANDPICKED ASSORTMENT
Having won the ‘Flavour of India Fine Cup’ award in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, we at Thogarihunkal Group are actively pursuing expansion and diversification of business.
The 400 acres of the Estate produce Speciality Arabica coffee grades. Thogarihunkal's plantation and roasting experience comes together with sophisticated technology in every batch, to ensure the quality is unchanged. In fact, beans are cupped before and after the roasting for consistency.