Bababudangiris - Karnataka
400 Years of Indian Coffee Legacy
The journey of Indian coffee originates from a fairy tale in an interesting and unique journey made by a Sufi saint, Baba Budan, from India over 400 years ago, while on a pilgrimage to Mecca. He made this ‘now famous’ journey from Mocha, a port city of Yemen that overlooks the Red Sea, to his homeland. Besides being a trading hub for coffee, it was the source of the popular Mocha coffee beans. Baba Budan discovered coffee in the form of a dark and sweet liquid called Qahwah on the way. As he found the drink to be quite refreshing, he decided to bring it back home; and secretly brought back seven coffee beans from Mocha by strapping them to his chest (since the Arabs were extremely protective about their coffee industry). He planted these beans in Chikmagalur, in Karnataka, which was the real genesis of the Indian coffee industry. The hills where he planted these beans are now named after him as Baba Budan Hills as a tribute for his significant contribution and bringing Indian coffee on World map.
We start our Indian Crop to Cup Coffee Journey from the Birth Place of Indian Coffee - Badra Estates and Industries an award wining heritage farm exporting its coffee to Germany, Japan, USA etc... followed by Baarbara Berry an certified coffee estates from the house of MG Plantations.