Coffee in India started with an Indian saint Baba Budan, while on a pilgrimage to Mecca smuggled seven coffee beans(by tying it around his waist) from Yemen to Mysore in India. He planted them on the Chandragiri Hills, now named after the saint as Bababudangiri (Giri meaning hill).
The shade grown coffee have been inter-planted with the natural forest trees like Teak, Rosewood, Silver oak & Jackfruit along with Orange and Pepper. The beans are very large, uniform bluish-green in color, with a clean polished appearance. This is a specialty coffee which represents one of the best quality coffee from India