Coffee Board of India annouced best coffee growers of the country in recently held Coffee Awards ceremony.
Awards are announced for the years 2016 and 2017.The awards were divided into national and regional categories.
“The coffee growers are facing a tough time with lack of water, change in policies and non-assured income. In spite of this, they are doing their best to continue the practice. The coffee awards are an effort to recognise the same,” said Dr M M Chengappa, chairman of Karnataka Planters Association.
[irp]Awards were given as best coffee growers for Arabica and Robusta types.Award ceremony also witnessed the recognition of small coffee growers for the first time.
Gowri Pandyanathan, a coffee grower from Yercaud and owner of Gowri Estate won the national award for the best robusta coffee.
“We faced difficulties with regard to lack of water availability but we did our best to maintain our quality by using dedicated good practices that helped us achieve a good quality yield,” said Gowri Pandyanathan