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The Connoisseur’s Book of Indian Coffee

Planting times

Elite Clubs of India
Organic tea and coffee out of Asia
Hope floats. As tea and coffee producers look to escape the commodity box, the prospects of organic production appear ever more attractive. Add stringent food safety norms in importing countries, the red flag of pesticide residues always on stand-by. Blend in the concept of LOHAS – Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability. The outcome? Going organic seems to be an obvious route for progressive growers.
To go, Or not to go Organic ?
They’re poised on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand the organic market seems full of potential, on the other hand is the fear of a probable drop in yields, and the sheer uncertainty in making a paradigm shift in farming methods.
To IB or not to IB ?
Parents today increasingly face a dilemma in choosing an appropriate educational system for their school-going children. Currently, India has one of the most diverse markets in secondary education in the entire world, with a veritable smorgasbord of examinations and certificates. In addition to the SSLC, CBSE, ICSE, over the last decade the advent of new, high-end international schools across India has resulted in further options in obtaining a school-leaving certificate. These include the International Baccalaureate, popularly known as IB, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), other options from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and the Advanced Placement Program (AP) offered by the US-based College Board.
Georgia on my mind, India in my heart
Coca-Cola and coffee?
Grounds of sorrow, grounds for joy.
“Some Coffee Beans May Also Be Tainted”.
Eco-tourism: where less is more.
To get to the Devbagh Beach Resort at Karwar, you have to take a three-kilometer boat-ride. Check into you room: a log hut on stilts with a thatched roof…
The Nilgiri Tahr – the elusive one
Listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Mammals, the Nilgiri Tahr has received extensive protection in recent years, and the numbers are on the rise, with nearly 1000 to be found in the Eravikulam National Park in Kerala.
Gold, Sport and Coffee Planting in Mysore
Robert H Elliot came to India in 1855 and settled in Mysore where he spent the next 40 years as a coffee planter. Later, he returned to England, and wrote a remarkable book, “Gold, Sport and Coffee Planting in Mysore” that was published in 1898.


Rolling Mist

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