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Rubber Plantations at Coorg – a British Legacy  
December 27th, 2013 by Ganesh H. R.

Rubber Plantations at Coorg – a British Legacy

Rubber plantations existed at Orange County, Coorg since the time the British occupied the country. When the British began researching about soil conditions conducive to growing rubber, they found the plantations of Orange County, Coorg suitable for this purpose. They planted many rubber trees around the Orange County estate. Read more

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To the Jack of All Tastes!  
August 12th, 2013 by Sanjay Sivadas

To the Jack of All Tastes!

The humble jack, which happens to be the largest tree-borne fruit in the world (each jackfruit can weigh up to 50 kilograms) is found a plenty in Coorg. Jackfruit trees provide shade to the cardamom and coffee plantations in Coorg.

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The Story of Pepper  
July 31st, 2013 by Ganesh H. R.

The Story of Pepper

Pepper from Malabar has always been very important in world history. We can surely say that it has changed world history. Read more

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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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Sipping the World’s Most Expensive Brew!  
June 4th, 2013 by Sanjay Sivadas

Sipping the World’s Most Expensive Brew!

When you are in Coorg you can drink in not just the beauty of the surroundings but also sip the most expensive brew in the world, namely Civet Coffee. 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 Cheeky Avian?  
April 27th, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

A Cheeky Avian?

The White-cheeked Barbet or Small Green Barbet is a Barbet species spotted in Southern India. 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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Honey, It’s You!  
March 14th, 2013 by Meena G. Iyer

Honey, It’s You!

The vast lands of Coorg are mainly used for agriculture. Blessed with fertile lands, crops ranging from paddy to beverages like coffee and spices such as pepper are commonly grown here. Added to this, the credit for the purest and natural form of honey produced goes to Coorg, our very own Scotland of India. Read more

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Coffee Harvest!  
March 7th, 2013 by Mr. Achayya Mukattira

Coffee Harvest!

With the harvest of the Arabica variety of coffee close to completion, farmers with the Robusta variety are about the middle of the season with reaping. Skilled harvest workers are much in demand and the farmer has to make much effort to ensure that the required members are available for the picking of the coffee. Read more

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