Tata Coffee is arguably
the largest integrated coffee plantation
company in the world. Tata Coffee has a
hand in every aspect of the coffee making
process, with business activities ranging
from growing and curing of coffee and tea
to the manufacture and marketing of value-added
coffee products. Tata Coffee grows coffee
on its own estates, processes the beans,
exports green coffee, manufactures and
exports Instant Coffee and retails coffee
with its own branding in the domestic market.
Tata Coffee owns 19
coffee estates located in ideal coffee
growing highlands of Southern India, with
fertile soils and invigorating climate.
Spread over 8037 hectares in Coorg, Chickmaglur
and Hassan districts of Karnataka and in
Valparai district of Tamil Nadu, Tata Coffee
produces 10,000 metric tonnes of natural
shade grown Arabica and Robusta coffees,
in both washed and unwashed forms.
These estates are located
at various altitudes, and the coffee produced
possess distinct cup characteristics.
Tata Coffee's uniqueness
lies in its ability to produce large quantities
of estate specific, strain specific, speciality
and premium coffee, while maintaining
strict consistency in quality. Apart from
coffee and tea, pepper and cardamom are
also grown as inter crops on its estates.
Monsoon Malabar, Mysore
Nugget Extra Bold, and Robusta Kappi Royale
are three of the prominent specialty grades
of Indian coffee it grows and processes
apart from estate specific coffees. Mr.
Bean, a quality Roast & Ground product made from the finest
coffee beans at its plantation.
The company has the largest curing facility
in the country at Kushalnagar with an installed
capacity of 20,000mt. The coffee is cured
in the company's state-of-the-art curing
facility at Kushalnagar in Kodagu district.
It has been awarded the prestigious certificate
of approval for quality ISO-9002 through
certification by Bureau Veritas Quality
International, Netherlands. This unit is
the first curing facility in India to receive
The company also owns 7 tea estates which
spans 4755 hectares in Coorg and Chickmagalur
districts of Karnataka and Annamalais district
of TN and produce 7.5 million kilograms
Tata Coffee also deals in plantation requirements
such as fertilisers and chemicals, estate
implements, and tyres and tubes through
Tata Coffee also has the capacity to produce
8500 metric tonnes of Instant Coffee per
annum, for which it has a sizable export
market. International Tata Café,
Mysore Gold and Malabar are the popular
Instant Coffee brands which are exported
Tata Cofee has abundant reserves of timber,
which is grown for shade. The company's
timber resources on its estates include
Rosewood, Silver Oak, and other softwood
The Coorg district of Karnataka, India,
is one of the main coffee-growing regions
in India and the main plantation operations
of Tata Coffee are around Pollibetta, in the
Southern part of Coorg. The company owns
coffee estates and 7
tea estates located in the districts
of Coorg, Hassan and Chickmagalur, including
one recently acquired coffee estate and
five tea gardens in the Annamallais region
of Tamil Nadu. The coffee grown on these
estates are naturally grown, in a mixed
shade of two tiers. The plantation's head
office is at Pollibetta, Coorg, Karnataka.
Tata Coffee has two Instant Coffee manufacturing
facilities, one at Toopran near Hyderabad
and the other at Theni near Madurai in Tamil
Nadu. The combined installed capacity of
these two plants is 8500 metric tonnes.
The company's marketing and corporate functions are based out of it's corporate office located in Bangalore.
The company's shares are listed in the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai.