The world's largest democracy, India is home to many different groups of people - there are over 700 languages spoken in the country!
The coffee is produced in the warmer and more tropical South of the country. The legend goes that a coffee plant was smuggled out of out of Arab control around 1600 and planted in India. When the British took control of the country, they put energy into tea and coffee production and thus India became a world coffee power.
In general, Indian coffees will tend to be sweet, very full with spice nuances. India is famous for it's Monsooned Malabar Coffee, which is left out in the monsoon which causes the bean to swell and become a rather pale yellow/green. The better Malabars have a huge body, very low acid and nice sweetness. Bad ones are harsh and moldy - but you can find some in between that offer a bit of an intense Aged Sumatra quality.
|Languages:||Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assumese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Sanskirt, English|
|Religions:||Hindu 80%, Muslim 14%, Christian 2.4%, Sikh 2%, Buddhist 0.7%, Jain 0.5%, other 0.4%|
|Ethnic Groups:||Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%|
|Harvest Seasons:||Monsoon: Nov-Feb|
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