Top 10 Largest Coffee Production States In India
Indian coffee is said to be the finest coffee grown in shade anywhere in the world instead of direct sunlight. There are about 250,000 coffee growers in the country; 98% of them are small producers.
Coffee production in India dominates the hilly areas of the South Indian states, with Karnataka accounting for 71%, followed by Kerala 21% and Tamil Nadu. Indian coffee is said to be the finest coffee grown in shade anywhere in the world instead of direct sunlight. There are about 250,000 coffee growers in the country; 98% of them are small producers. As of 2009, Indian coffee accounted for just 4.5% of global production. About 80% of Indian coffee is exported, with 70% bound for Germany, Russia, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia, the United States, Japan, Greece, the Netherlands and France. Italy accounts for 29% of exports. Most exports are routed through the Suez Canal.
1.Karnataka -- Karnataka is the largest coffee producing state in the country, accounting for about 71 percent. Chikmagalur, Kodagu and Hassan districts of Karnataka are the major coffee growing regions of the state.
2. Tamil Nadu -- Tamil Nadu state accounts for 5% of total coffee production in Nilgiri district, Yercaud and Kodaikanal in India. Tamil Nadu has several old coffee plantations in the Sherawoy Hills of the Eastern Ghats.
3. Kerala -- The Malabar region of Kerala produces Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. Kerala accounts for 21% of coffee production in India, around the hills of Wayanad district near Kalpetta.
4.Andhra Pradesh -- Araku Valley Hill Station near Visakhapatnam district is a coffee plantation area in Andhra Pradesh. The valley of the Eastern Ghats is situated on the Kothavlasa Kirandul railway line.
5. Orisa -- Keinger provides ideal climatic conditions for coffee plantations. Koraput, Keonjhar, Rayagada and Kalahandi are some of the most popular coffee plantations in Orissa.
6. Tripura -- Tripura is the largest producer of coffee in North East India along with rubber and tea plantations. The state is an alternative coffee and rubber planting area in India.
7. Nagaland -- Nagaland is the second largest coffee producing state in the North East and is a land conducive to coffee cultivation in India.
8. Assam -- Assam is known for its tea gardens, but there are few places in the state where coffee is also grown. The monsoon locations of Assam are the consideration places for the monsoon varieties of coffee.
9. Manipur -- The districts of Manipur are now taking a drive to the coffee plantation, the geography of Manipur is the best for coffee beans suitable for both Arabica and Robusta.
10. Arunachal Pradesh -- Namsang Tehsil of Tirap District is one of the small village which has coffee plantations in Arunachal Pradesh.