This popular beverage can help you de-stress, feel energised, burn fat by increasing your metabolism and can be drunk in numerous ways. If your poison is black coffee, espresso, frappe’s, cold coffee or decaffeinated, you must explore these places where your favourite drink is grown. If you are a coffee lover, go learn and watch your coffee grow and taste some of the best coffee available in India.
Coorg is called India’s coffee district and is one of Karnataka’s popular hill stations. If you’re planning to visit Coorg, you must go in November as you can even experience berry picking, though the Karnataka weather is pleasant throughout the year, berry picking is an added advantage. You can stay at the Silver Brook Estate, Tata Coffee’s Plantation Trails, and Comfort Homestay which is all located in walking distance to the plantation fields.
Wayanad has numerous luxurious resorts and affordable homestays that coffee lovers can spend their vacations in. This Malabar hill station has many viewpoints and plantations to walk around with some excellent bird watching experiences. You can always hike up to Edakkal Caves or go rafting in Kuruva Dweep River. The best time to visit the place is during November and December if you plan on berry picking.
Yercaud, Tamil Nadu
Yercaud is one of India’s oldest coffee plantations and is home to many oranges plantations. Yercaud is in Tamil Nadu, just 250 km away from Bengaluru and is known as the Jewel of the South. If you are here, you can go watch several spice plantations around. You can also visit Emerald Lake and Shevaroy Hills.
Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
Araku Valley coffee plantations are famous for its strong brew coffee. The Ananthagiri Hills in Araku valley is covered with miles of coffee plantations which will be a sight for sore eyes. The Andhra coffee is not as popular as the Karnataka’s but it is garnering attention for being the first-ever coffee plantations to ever use organic farming techniques. The local tribes are employed by these plantations and have really upped the economic conditions. If you are here, go explore and trek to Galikonda peak, which is one of the highest peaks in Andhra Pradesh.