Komala Coffee Profile
About the Producer
Nestled in the lush green hills of Kodagu district in Karnataka state of India, Komala estate, owned by Shyam Ponnappa, has the ideal agroclimatic and topographic conditions for cultivation of Arabica coffees. The area is in temperate zone of the country experiencing four distinct seasons.
Shyam, a third-generation owner of the property, has expertise in improving plant health and yield, which includes replanting of old Arabica with new selections under drip overhead irrigation. The ripe berries are selectively handpicked by a team of trained women who have been on the property since Shayam's parents' time. The harvested crop is carefully picked over to remove any unripe fruits.