Arguably the largest integrated coffee plantation company worldwide, TATA Coffee Limited (TCL) is a company listed under Tata Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. With business activities ranging from growing and curing of coffee and tea, to the manufacture and marketing of value-added coffee products, TCL has a hand in every aspect of the coffee-making process. 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.
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The hills of Coorg and Chikmagalur provide the best environment for growing premium coffee beans. Our 19 coffee estates spread across 18,273 acres produce an yield of almost 10,000 metric tonnes of both Arabica and Robusta coffees, which are then sent to our coffee curing plant at Kushalnagar (Coorg). Installed with the latest, state-of-the-art coffee roasting facility, the plant has a capacity of 20,000 metric tonnes to cater to Starbucks, a TATA Enterprise.
A capacity of 8,400 metric tonnes of instant coffee is produced every year, which includes Spray Dried, Agglomerated, and Freeze Dried Instant Coffee. Our soluble coffee plants use modern technologies to give our customers the best coffee their money could buy. Powered by sustainable wind and solar power, we have even developed various blends to suit the myriad tastes of consumers across various countries.
Apart from coffee plantations, TATA Coffee owns 7 tea estates across locations such as Coorg and Chikmagalur districts of Karnataka, and the Annamallais in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. Spread over a sprawling 6,067 acres, these tea estates produce an annual yield of 7,500 metric tonnes.
Grown as an intercrop with coffee, pepper is yet another prized product of TATA Coffee. The tall trees that provide shade to the short heighted coffee plantations are utilized as support trees for pepper vines. Our pepper yield annually accounts for 1.5% of India's total pepper production, making us the largest producer of pepper in the country.