Indian Coffee Beans

Region: Asia
Profile: Earthy, spicy, clove
Production: 767 million lbs (3.9% global production)
Global Rank: 7
Varieties: 28% Arabica, 72% Robusta, 0% Liberica

Indian Coffee Overview

India grows both Arabica and Robusta beans with Robusta having a strong edge. Indian coffee runs the gamut from impressive full-bodied roasts like Indian Mysore to bland beans best suited for instant.

Most Indian Arabica coffee tastes like Indonesian coffee and is heavily influenced by the monsoon rains. In fact, many farms process their beans by leaving them exposed to the wet and windy monsoon conditions–a process creatively called monsooning–which allows the beans to sweeten while cutting their acidity.

The coffee crop is often interspersed with cardamom, nutmeg, and clove, giving the coffee hints of these spices.

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!