10 homegrown coffee brands to bring you up to speed on all that’s brewing in India
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Founded by Shannon D’Souza and Clement Sissia, who travelled to Italy and Thailand to master the art of roasting and brewing, the Arabica beans for this brand are sourced from estates across South India.
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The brainchild of Matt Chittaranjan and Namrata Asthana, Blue Tokai started out with a small roastery in New Delhi in 2013 and has expanded to over 20 cafés pan-India.
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Part of the Naandi Foundation, Araku Coffee gets its beans from the eponymous valley in Andhra Pradesh, where over 90,000 tribal farmers toil to give you consciously grown coffee.
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Specialising in cold brews, its Original and chocolatey Dark Roast come in both hot and cold varieties, while the Cinnamon blend is available only for cold brews.
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Dope Coffee Roasters
Co-founded by coffee aficionados Rizwan Amlani and Nitu Pohoomul, this homegrown brand offers 15 varieties including Chocolatey Dark Matter, nutmeg-y Swarnagiri Estate and a citrusy Balmaadi Organic.
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Launched during the pandemic in Mumbai by Q Arabica grader and founder, Rahul Reddy along with his partner Daniel Trulson of Auroville-based bakery Bread & Chocolate, Subko Coffee has quickly gained traction among the city’s coffee lovers.
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The Indian Bean
Sourcing their beans from two single-estate farms in Kodaikanal and Coorg, The Indian Bean aims to provide a variety of freshly roasted coffees for the Indian palate.
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Changing the game with instant coffee - Country Bean offers one-of-a-kind flavours that will elevate your morning cuppa.
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Founded by Bharat Singhal, who worked with The Coffee Board of India in 2011 and fell in love with coffee, this brand is on a mission to put evolved brews and flavours on the Indian coffee-drinking map.
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A family business, the women of the Kariappa family from the “House of Halli Berri” decided to launch their label in order to save their estate in Chikmagalur.
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