GI tag for Coorg Arabica Coffee

The Geographical Indications Registry has granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Coorg Arabica Coffee, Wayanad Robusta Coffee, Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee, Araku Valley Arabica Coffee and Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee.

The GI was granted on March 1.

Coorg Arabica Coffee is grown specifically in Kodagu district in Karnataka.

Coorg district has a unique biotic and abiotic conditions which provides uniqueness to the Coffee grown in it

Wayanad Robusta Coffee, the flora of Wayanad is characteristic of the Western Ghats and theplantation crops grown in the cool climate.Robusta coffee produce is more than 95% of the total coffee cultivation done in Wayanad.

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Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee and Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee are both grown in Chikmagalur district, Karnataka which is also known as the birthplace of coffee in the country, as per the application petitions.

Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee” is grown specifically in the birthplace of coffee in India and region is situated in the central portion of Chikmagalur district, as per GI application.

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Araku Valley Arabica Coffee, grown around Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh and Koraput district in Odisha, is light to medium in strength, has a pleasant acidity with a citrus note of grape fruit and a mild jaggery-like sweetness.

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Source:The Hindu