Tata Coffee bags ‘Best Indian Coffee’ recognition at 4th Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards

Chacko Thomas (centre) receiving the award on behalf of Tata Coffee

Tata Coffee Ltd., a subsidiary of Tata Global Beverages and one of the largest integrated coffee plantation companies in the world, was recognized at the 4th Ernesto Illy awards for the best Indian coffee for the 2018 – 19 season.

IllyCaffé - a global leader in high-quality, sustainably grown coffee celebrated its work with farmers globally, through the annual ‘Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards’, in an award ceremony held in New York City. Tata Coffee’s Sunticoppa estate in Coorg was recognized as the best Indian coffee and was amongst the finalists in the global recognition round.

Over 12 months, best coffees from nine important coffee producing countries namely Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India and Rwanda are identified by Illy Café’s quality team and from them, 3 finalists per country are identified. Finally, an external jury comprising of coffee experts and coffee lovers, come together to choose the best coffee lots amongst the 27 entries.

“We’re honored to be recognized on this prestigious global platform and thrilled to receive this award in the category ‘Best Indian coffees for the season 2018-19.’. The Ernesto llly International Coffee Award celebrates true excellence in producing the highest quality coffee through sustainable means. We believe Indian coffee has many unique attributes and receiving this award is a fitting testimony of Tata Coffee’s commitment to quality and sustainability.” said Chacko Thomas, MD & CEO, Tata Coffee Ltd. on representing Tata Coffee at the ceremony.

About Tata Coffee Limited

Tata Coffee is a subsidiary of Tata Global Beverages Limited. It is Asia’s largest integrated coffee company, the 2rd largest exporter of Instant Coffee and foremost producer of Specialty Coffee in India. The Company produces approx. 8,000 MT of shade grown Arabica and Robusta coffees at its 19 estates in South India and is also one of the largest corporate producers of Pepper in India. The Company also has two Instant Coffee manufacturing facilities in India and a Freeze-Dried Coffee plant in Vietnam which have a combined installed capacity of 13400 MT. It exports Green Coffee to countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. Tata Coffee’s farms are triple certified: UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and SA 8000 reinforcing its commitment to the people and the environment.


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