International Coffee Day: 10 Homegrown Brands Brewing Up A Storm
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International Coffee Day, observed on October 1st every year, is a global celebration of one of the world's most beloved beverages. India has a diverse and rapidly growing coffee culture of its own. In recent years, the country has witnessed a surge in homegrown coffee brands that are providing good quality and flavours of coffee to all of us coffee enthusiasts.

While we talk about “International” Coffee Day, let us also pay attention to the lovely home-grown coffee brands of India with unbeatable quality and supreme taste. Join us as we take a closer look at 10 such homegrown coffee brands in India that are making waves in the coffee industry.

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Coorg Coffee Works

Coorg Coffee Works hails from the heart of coffee country, Coorg in Karnataka. This brand is known for its dedication to sourcing premium coffee beans from local estates. They offer a wide selection of single-origin, estate-grown coffee beans that showcase the unique flavours of the region. The brand is a favourite among coffee connoisseurs seeking a taste of authentic Coorg coffee.

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

Established a decade ago in 2013, it is a pioneering name in the Indian specialty coffee scene. With a focus on ethical sourcing and sustainable practices, they provide coffee lovers with single-origin beans from across the country. From the hills of Karnataka to the forests of Kerala, each batch of beans is carefully curated to offer distinct and rich flavours. 

Seven Beans Coffee Company

Seven Beans Coffee Company is known for its diverse range of speciality coffee blends. Founded by coffee enthusiasts, this brand ensures that each blend is a masterpiece, combining beans from different regions to create unique and exciting flavour profiles. Whether you prefer a mild, medium, or strong brew, Seven Beans has something for everyone.

Flying Squirrel

This brand takes pride in its handpicked, premium coffee beans sourced from various Indian coffee estates. They follow a farm-to-cup approach, ensuring the freshest and highest-quality artisan coffee for consumers. With a strong emphasis on freshness, their beans are roasted only after an order is placed, providing an unparalleled coffee experience.

Black Baza Coffee

Black Baza Coffee is a brand with a difference, focusing on sustainability and organic coffee production. They collaborate with local farmers to grow coffee in harmony with nature, preserving the ecosystem and wildlife. By supporting Black Baza, consumers contribute to conservation efforts while enjoying delicious coffee with a conscience.

Koinonia Coffee Roasters

A very well-known name amongst coffee connoisseurs, Koinonia Coffee, or KC Roasters, places a strong emphasis on ethical coffee farming practices. They work closely with local coffee farmers to promote sustainable agriculture and fair trade. This commitment to social and environmental responsibility shines through in their delicious, handcrafted coffee.

Sleepy Owl Coffee

Sleepy Owl is known for its convenient and delicious cold-brew coffee. They offer a range of ready-to-drink cold-brew coffee options, making it easy for coffee lovers to enjoy a refreshing and energising beverage. A definite fan favourite, Sleepy Owl should be the go-to option for people who love mild flavours and are especially fond of cold brew.

Araku Coffee

This homegrown brand is renowned for its premium Arabica coffee beans grown in the picturesque Araku Valley, after which it is named. With flagship stores in Bengaluru as well as Paris, the brand emphasises Araku Coffee India's sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices while delivering a rich and flavourful coffee experience. 

SLAY Coffee:

SLAY is a rapidly emerging coffee brand that caters to urban coffee enthusiasts. They offer a variety of coffee options, including specialty brews and convenient coffee pods, designed to bring cafe-quality coffee experiences to your home or office. They also sell what they call "India's strongest coffee”! Want to give it a try? Order from their website. 

Tata Coffee  

Tata Coffee, a subsidiary of the Tata Group, is one of India's oldest and most reputable coffee brands. Established in 1922, more than a century ago, the OG brand has a rich heritage of producing high-quality coffee. Tata Coffee's plantations are spread across the picturesque hills of Coorg and Chikmaglur in Karnataka. Their product range includes a variety of coffee blends, green coffee beans, and instant coffee options. From affordable options to select varieties, Tata coffee is for everyone. 

As we celebrate International Coffee Day, it's essential to recognise and appreciate the vibrant coffee culture that India has cultivated over the years. These 10 homegrown coffee brands represent the dedication, passion, and diversity that make the Indian coffee scene so exciting. So, raise your cups and mugs and filter kaapi glasses to toast to the rich flavours and traditions that coffee brings to our lives and makes our mornings brighter and evenings merrier.