Coffee originated in Ethiopia, and was soon brought to Arabia. It was an Indian, Baba Budan, who smuggled seven coffee beans to the south Indian state of Karnataka, on his return from Mecca. It was illegal back then to take coffee beans out of Arabia. What started as a few seeds, is today a coffee-growing region that spans towns.
Coffee Plantation- Coorg, South India
One such hill-town is Coorg. It’s verdant pastures and hidden water-falls make it a favorite with nature tourists, who explore the region on guided hikes and treks.
Abbey Waterfalls, South India
Iruppu Waterfalls, South India
Palm Trees growing abounds in Coorg, South India
Apart from the natural beauty, Coorg also offers a cauldron of cultures. Coorg is dominated by the Kodava race, an exotic people who are believed to have been the descendants of Persians, Kurds and Greeks.
Traditional South India Filter Coffee
Chance upon a gabby local, and over a cup of joe, you’re sure to come away with many tall tales.