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The Planter’s Bungalow  
August 23rd, 2013 by Poornima Dasharathi

The Planter’s Bungalow

Living in a Bungalow surrounded by Coffee Plantations seems surreal. If the Bungalow is an old Planters’ Bungalow from the 1800s, it adds to the charm of the entire estate. The Bungalows come in different sizes – large and still larger – for I haven’t seen a small compact Planter’s Bungalow yet.

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The Coffee Story  
July 20th, 2013 by Ganesh H. R.

The Coffee Story

It all happened in Ethiopia (Africa) where a Goatherd Kaldi was out on the greens with his flock. The goats that had been nibbling at some red berries began frisking and romping in the moonlight. He ran to the monastery pale and trembling, “The goats are bewitched!” he panted. Read more

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A ‘Novel’ Way to Get To Know Coorg  
June 30th, 2013 by Sanjay Sivadas

A ‘Novel’ Way to Get To Know Coorg

Coorg is home to the robust, martial race of people known as Kodavas. Legend has it that during Alexander the Great’s invasion in 327 BC, many of his soldiers married natives of Coorg and settled down here. Read more

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Coffee: a Trip Down Memory Lane  
May 21st, 2013 by Poornima Dasharathi

Coffee: a Trip Down Memory Lane

Being a South Indian, Coffee, as a subject, has always intrigued me. So when I spotted a book titled ‘Gold, Sport and Coffee Planting in Mysore’ by an English Coffee Planter of the 1800s, I had to immediately read it.   Read more

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A Tribute to the Cauvery…  
April 9th, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

A Tribute to the Cauvery…

The Kaveri, also called the Cauvery, is a large river traditionally originating at Talakaveri in Kodagu, Karnataka in the month of October each year, and flowing generally south and east through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Read more

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Chai in Coffee Country, Coorg  
April 6th, 2013 by Sanjay Sivadas

Chai in Coffee Country, Coorg

Coorg produces some of the best coffee in the world. The region is dotted with several coffee plantations. No wonder, then, that it accounts for about one-third of the country’s coffee production. Read more

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The Post Monsoon Season  
October 22nd, 2012 by Mr. Achayya Mukattira

The Post Monsoon Season

With the reduction in the intensity of the rains and the farmers being about mid-way with their coffee, paddy, and pepper crops, the basic farm operations move onto sustenance mode.  Read more

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Honey: the ‘Sweet’ Story!  
July 23rd, 2012 by Deepti Michelle John

Honey: the ‘Sweet’ Story!

The Coorg honey is unique in terms of its flavour, being pure and unadulterated. It is also in high demand. Honey is cultivated on most coffee plantations of small farmers in Coorg. Read more

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The Risky Yet Pleasurable Monsoons  
July 5th, 2012 by Mr. Achayya Mukattira

The Risky Yet Pleasurable Monsoons

Rainy days can be plain indeed, especially with the continuous downpour during the peak of the monsoons. The pace of work on the farm is unhurried on account of the damp conditions. Read more

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The Coorg Weather  
June 29th, 2012 by Deepti Michelle John

The Coorg Weather

The legendary land of Coorg has inspired philosophers, poets and kings down the ages. Read more

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