Dark Chocolate, Floral, Yellow Stonefruit
Elevation1220 - 1700 MASL
Time: 28 Seconds
Attikan Estate is situated in the Biligiri Rangan Hills of Karnataka in the Southwest part of India, where some of India’s best Arabica coffees are grown. The Biligiri Rangan Hills are also called “white hills” as they are covered with mist almost throughout the entire year. The estate was founded in 1887 by a Scottish man, Randolf Morris who ran away from home at the age of 18 and by working on a ship landed in India.
The estate is full of large silver oaks, figs, and citrus trees that simultaneously are home to many indigenous birds. These trees also provide natural shade for growing coffee plants. Shade growing is a widely used cultivation method in India. It protects plants from the excess sun and heavy rainfalls. It also significantly influences the taste, as the longer the maturation period, the richer are the cherries in natural sugars. Moreover, on-premises of the estate one can see animals such as elephants, tigers, leopards, deer, and black bears. They co-exist together with rich and wild fauna.
Health Care Program
Attikan Estate takes care of their farmers. For this reason, they implement various welfare schemes for their employees, including free clinical services alongside, a creche for infants and subsidized milk. They also provide housing facilities to the farmers.