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Sangameshwar Estates bags fine cup coffee award

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on December 23, 2011 Published on December 23, 2011

Sangameshwar Coffee Estates has bagged the fine cup award for the best Arabica coffee at the Annual India Coffee Awards for 2010-11.

The Coffee Board of India has been holding the awards for the last 12 years with the aim of raising the quality and encouraging the growers to take up better agronomic practices.

The year 2010-11 saw Indian coffee exports reach a record high of 3.60 lakh tonnes and of the 350 exporters, there were 119 exporters who actively exported coffee during the year.

According to Mr Jawaid Akhtar, Chairman Coffee Board, the fine cup award as been created as a benchmark by achieving a new high with due support from the government and the enthusiastic participation by the coffee producers who have continued to improve and refine their coffees as they engage closely with the world specialty industry.

Mr Akhtar said the international jury found the coffees from Sangameshwar Estates reflective of the deep bergamot flavour laced with notes of cherries and lemon. Gloria pedroza, one of our international jury has quoted that ‘Attikhan coffees are delicately citric and bright with sweet citrus notes that carries deeply into the finish.'

Award winners

Other award winners include Poabs Estate - Best speciality Arabica coffee. Kallerimalai Estate (Shevaroys) – Best Robusta coffee. BBTC (Raigode estate) - Best speciality Robusta coffee. NKG Jayanti Coffee - Best exporter bagging Gold Awards for Green Coffee category and Europe Region. CCL Products (India) bagged two Gold Awards, each in the category of Instant Coffee under Value Added segment and US and Canada Region. Allanasons retained their position in the exports to West Asia and North Africa Region and got the Gold Award.

Tata Coffee's exports to Russia and CIS Region have gotten them the Gold Award, in addition to the Bronze Award for Instant Coffee Exports. Aspinwall and Co bagged the Gold Award for Specialty Coffee. Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading received the Silver Award for Second Best Exporter of coffee to Europe Region. Olam Agro India won Silver Award for having exported to West Asia and North Africa and Far East Region. Nestle India won Silver Award in Instant Coffee category.

Regional awards

The best Arabica coffee Biligir region was bagged by Sangameshwar Estates. The best Arabica coffee Pulneys went to Nandanvan Estate. The best Robusta coffee Annamalais was won by Manamboli Estate. The best Robusta coffee Bababudan Giri went to Thogarihunkal group.

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Published on December 23, 2011
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