The Serai Blog

Feature image1
Chikmagalur – Inspired by Coffee
2016-09-29

Chikmagalur isn’t called ‘Coffee Country’ for nothing! Better known as the birth place of Indian coffee, Chikmagalur is nestled in the Malnad region of Karnataka. Let’s take a look at a few reasons that have helped this beautiful place earn its name.

 

First Coffee Beans

According to legend, the first seeds of coffee in India were planted at Chikmagalur by Baba Budangiri on his return from his pilgrimage to Mecca. He first came across coffee as a dark liquid being served to other guests like him at Mocha, a port city of Yemen that overlooks the Red Sea. The story goes on to say that Baba Budan strapped seven coffee beans to his chest to avoid having them confiscated on his way back to his homeland. In order to thank Baba Budan for his efforts, the kind people of Chikmagalur named an entire mountain range in his honour.

 

Coffee Plantations

Blessed with a plentiful forest and heavy rainfall, Chikmagalur has coffee plantations all around. Some of the best blends of Indian coffee are homegrown here and its taste will satisfy any mochaholic. The Kathlekhan Estate situated in the Baba Budan mountain range is known for growing ‘Dark Forest’, a rich blend of single origin coffee producing both Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. Single origin coffees have a uniformity of flavor and richness, one of the parameters of quality. Situated at an altitude of 3000- 3500 feet it is on the periphery of one of the remotest forests.

 

Coffee Research Station

The Central Coffee Research Institute is located 3 km off the Balenhonnur – Sringeri route in Chikmagalur. It was the first of its kind in Asia. At the time of its inception, India was among the few nations in the world to have initiated research efforts in coffee. Their aim was to provide advanced guidance for coffee growers across the globe.

Apart from being a massively in-demand cash crop, coffee has also inspired many more wonders at Chikmagalur. Check them out the next time you visit Coffee Country.

uncategorized

Leave a Reply

#INSPIREDRESORTS
Recent Posts
The Serai Chikmagalur
Unweekend your Getaways with The Serai
The Serai Chikmagalur
Top Tips for Foreign Travellers!
The Serai Chikmagalur
Facts about Leatherback Turtles
The Serai Chikmagalur
Into the Wilderness - Explore Kabini
The Serai Chikmagalur
What would your dream vacation look like?
The Serai Chikmagalur
How to Pack for Hill Stations
The Serai Chikmagalur
Looking for an holiday? This photo contest explains, Why you need to book a stay at Serai today!
The Serai Chikmagalur
Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints
The Serai Chikmagalur
Spectacular Sights In & Around Chikmagalur
The Serai Chikmagalur
5 Amazing Aquatic Animals of the Andamans
The Serai Chikmagalur
Into The Wild
The Serai Chikmagalur
Fun Facts About The Indian Elephant
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 First-Aid Essentials for Travelers
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Must Visit National Parks in South India
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Beaches You Must Visit in The Andamans
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Exciting Activities at Kabini
The Serai Chikmagalur
Chikmagalur - Inspired by Coffee
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Exciting Activities at Bandipur
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Essential Tips for Travelers
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Hidden Treasures of The Andamans
The Serai Chikmagalur
5 Exotic Birds Spotted at Kabini
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Hotspots for Trekking Around Chikmagalur
The Serai Chikmagalur
Five things to do around the Andamans
The Serai Chikmagalur
Kabini - Legends of the Land
The Serai Chikmagalur
Top 5 Wildlife Sightings at Bandipur
The Serai Chikmagalur
Bean to Cup - Make Coffee With Your Own Hands
The Serai Chikmagalur
Unplug & Unwind
The Serai Chikmagalur
Belur and Halebid - The Seat of the Hoysala Empire
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Eco-Friendly Ways to Travel
The Serai Chikmagalur
Kabini - Inspired by the waterfront
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Photography Tips for Beginners
The Serai Chikmagalur
Baba Budan Brings Coffee to India
The Serai Chikmagalur
Meet Rajan - Beach No. 7's Most Loved Resident
The Serai Chikmagalur
5 Wildlife Books for Children
The Serai Chikmagalur
A Malenadu Favourite: Akki Roti
The Serai Chikmagalur
Do's and Don'ts in the Jungle
The Serai Chikmagalur
5 reasons why every coffee lover must visit Chikmagalur
The Serai Chikmagalur
Memories at The Serai!
The Serai Chikmagalur
Behold: The Queen of the Jungle!
The Serai Chikmagalur
A cup of Coffee Please!
The Serai Chikmagalur
Ooty: The Antique Trail
The Serai Chikmagalur
Connecting With Nature
The Serai Chikmagalur
Can You Spot The Spots?
The Serai Chikmagalur
The Cuisine Of Coorg
The Serai Chikmagalur
Karnataka: Home Of The Feathered Friends
The Serai Chikmagalur
Tribal Art Of Karnataka
The Serai Chikmagalur
Tryst With The Wild
The Serai Chikmagalur
The Magic Of Monsoons
The Serai Chikmagalur
Circle Of Life

Make a Reservation

The Crest

Our guests at the Serai are special, exclusive and discerning, like the resorts themselves and for you- we offer our loyalty programme- The Crest.
The Serai Shutterbug 2016 workshop is the photography experience. We encourage and train budding photographers to capture nature in all her beauty without disturbing life in the wilderness.