India Post has released a coffee flavoured miniature sheet of stamp (100 Rs.) on 23rd April 2017.Commerse Minister Nirmala Sitaraman released the stamp at Bengalure.Price of FDC of this stamp is 110 Rs.
The saga of Indian coffee began on a humble note, with planting of ‘Seven seeds’ of ‘Mocha’ during 1600 AD by the legendary holy saint Baba Budan, in the courtyard of his hermitage on ‘Baba Budan Giris’ in Karnataka. For quite a considerable period, the plants remained as a garden curiosity and spread slowly as back yard plantings.
Since then, Indian coffee industry has made rapid strides and earned a distinct identity in the coffee map of the world.
- Coffee in India is grown under a canopy of thick natural shade in ecologically sensitive regions of the Western and Eastern Ghats.
- This is one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots of the world.
- Coffee contributes significantly to sustain the unique bio- diversity of the region and is also responsible for the socio-economic development in the remote, hilly areas.