As kids who grew up in South Indian households, the crisp morning air filled with aromatic coffee notes from piping hot coffee was a morning ritual for us. It is this childhood memory that gives us a sense of nostalgia which is deep in our vein and heart. One fine morning while enjoying a hot cup of Madras Coffee, my wife spurred me to share and spread the joy we have for Madras coffee. The rest is history and here we are with one of the finest Madras Coffee ready to be shared.
History of Indian CoffeeIndian coffee has 400 years of history. It started during the 1600 hundreds at the helm of the Mughal dynasty. Legend has it that a Sufi saint named Baba Budan taped 7 coffee beans to his chest (since the Arabs were protective of their coffee) on his way back from Mocha (modern day Mecca) to India. His discovery and love of Qahwah (coffee) on his pilgrimage spurred him to plant the roots of coffee cultivation in the hills of South India. In the years to come, the coffee industry developed in regards to flavour and infrastructure through British and Dutch colonial influence. After Indian independence, the coffee culture stayed strong to its roots and grew in the hands of local farmers. We are proud to be part of a generation that enjoys one of the finest post-colonial, democratic Indian coffee with a rich history and flavour. Coffee by the people, for the people.
It is this legacy that the Madras Kaapi team strives to represent.