Coffee production states of India are dominated by South India, Karnataka is the largest producer of coffee in India followed by the new areas developed in North East. Almost 80% of Indian coffee is exported through the Suez Canal to Russia, Spain, Netherlands and France.
Karnataka is the largest coffee production state in the country, accounts for nearly 71 per cent. Chikmagalur, Kodagu and Hassan districts of Karnataka are major coffee producer regions of the state.
The malabar region of Kerala produce Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. Kerala accounting for 21% of coffee production in India, around the hills of Wayanad district near Kalpetta.
Tamil Nadu state accounting for 5% of overall coffee production in India at Nilgiris District, Yercaud and Kodaikanal. Shevaroy Hills in the Eastern Ghats have several old coffee plantations region in Tamil Nadu.
Araku Valley Hill station near Visakhapatnam district is the coffee plantation area in Andhra Pradesh. The valley of the Eastern Ghats is located on the Kothavalasa Kirandul railway line.
Keonjhar offers the ideal climate conditions for coffee plantations. Koraput, Keonjhar, Rayagada and Kalahandi are few most popular coffee plantation area in Orissa.
Tripura is one of the largest producer of coffee in North East India along with rubber and tea gardens. The state is an alternative plantation region of coffee and rubber in India.
Nagaland is the second largest coffee producing states in the North East and a favourable land for coffee farming in India.
Assam is best known for tea gardens but there are few places in the state where coffee are grown too. Monsoon places of Assam are idea place for monsoon varieties of coffee.
The rollicking hills and cascading waterfalls of Meghalaya are the best coffee grown regions. East Khasi Hills dotted with coffee plants and a serious business in Meghalaya.
Mid hill ranges of Mizoram are best place for coffee plantation the crop is practically introduced in the state. Mizoram is home to list of endemic species of birds and wildlife such as Phayre’s leaf monkey and Capped langur.
Districts of Manipur are now taking drives for coffee plantation, geography of Manipur is best suited for coffee beans both Arabica and Robusta.
Namsang Tehsil of Tirap district is one of the small village where coffee plantations take place in Arunachal Pradesh.
Chikhaldara – Maharashtra
Chikhaldara hill station of Maharashtra is the only coffee growing area in Maharashtra and a must see place to visit from October to June.