Thogarihunkal Estate, located in Chikmagalur on the rolling hills of Baba Budangiri, the birthplace of Indian coffee, is managed by the Gowda brothers, Mallanna and Chenna Basave, whose family has been in the coffee business since 1857.
At 1350m above sea level, the estate has maintained separate blocks for Arabica and Robusta, which are then segregated by varietal. Chandragiri, Selection 795, and micro lots of Selections 5 and 7 are the Arabica varieties that are grown on the estate.
In addition to producing the highest quality of coffee, Thogarihunkal is deeply invested in the care of its workers. The staff are provided housing, schooling for their children and on-site healthcare facilities. They also treat water in a dedicated treatment plant, and limit the use of pesticides.
The estate uses modern processing facilities to transform the cherries into green coffee. These include two pulping units, multiple fermentation tanks, spacious drying yards, and raised beds