Arabica Coffee

The Kumily Farmer Company is producing 500MT of Arabica Coffee beans and is Fair Trade Certified.

Western Ghats grow large quantities of Arabica coffee, mainly at the higher reaches of Idukki District. This variety is exported and is having the qualities of specialty coffee. The average production of Arabica coffee at Western Ghats is over 10,000 MT.

India cultivates all of its coffee under a well-defined two-tier mixed shade canopy, comprising evergreen leguminous trees. Nearly 50 different types of shade trees are found in coffee plantations. Shade trees prevent soil erosion on a sloping terrain; they enrich the soil by recycling nutrients from deeper layers, protect the coffee plant from seasonal fluctuations in temperature, and play host to diverse flora and fauna.

Coffee plantations in India are essential spice worlds too: a wide variety of spices and fruit crops like pepper, cardamom, vanilla, orange and banana grow alongside coffee plants. India’s coffee growing regions have diverse climatic conditions, which are well suited for cultivation of different varieties of coffee. Some regions with high elevations are ideally suited for growing Arabicas of mild quality while those with warm humid conditions are best suited for Robustas.