Allana group was established in 1865, is India?s largest exporter of branded processed food products & agro commodities to over 85 countries. They deal with Frozen & Chilled Mea
Coffee is grown in India where there is a rainfall around 2500 - 4000 mm per year. Naturally, coffee estates in Indian are found in western ghats of Kerala, Karnataka - Coorg region, where there is desired rainfall and subsequent dry period required for the crop. It may be noted, different climates produce different grades of coffee beans. India is the fifth largest producer of coffee in the world and it consumes 30 % of it is consumed in India. Roughly 120 million kgs of coffee is consumed every year. Indian coffee beans are grown under shade in many estates, while the productivity is low but the quality is high. The average price of robusta from India is about 40 per cent higher than the international average. India cannot introduce mechanization in coffee plantation due to hilly region
India receives its first Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Baba Budangiri, 250 km from Bengaluru, where coffee was first grown in India. Coffee Board filed an application for the GI tagging of Baba Budangiri Arabica and four other varieties ? Coorg Arabica, Wayanad Robusta, Chikmagalur Arabic and Araku Valley Arabica ? with the Geographical Indication Registry at Chennai. A variety called Selection795, S795 is considered to be the natural descendant of two of the oldest African cultivars of coffee ? Coffea Arabica and Coffea Liberica ? and a third variety is called Kent. Today, Baba Budangiri Arabica is grown across 15,000 hectares around the original hills, where it was first planted. Over the last few centuries, coffee plantations grew beyond Baba Budangiri and the adjoining Chickmaga
India's coffee exports is 3,19,733 tonnes in 2015-16 which is 13.4 per cent over the previous year. Though unit value realisation remained less due to lower global prices, the overall quantity of exports were up as there was increase in shipments of value-added products like instant coffee.
In value terms, total exports increased to Rs 5,204 crore in 2015-16, from Rs 4,877 crore in 2014-15. According to the post-monsoon estimate, the country?s coffee output is pegged at 3,50,000 tonne for the 2015-16 crop year (October- September), against 3,27,000 tonne in the last year after completion of harvest period.