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2011 India Origin Tour Announcement

Sethuraman Estate India

Kaapi Royale Coffee announces the January 2011 return of our annual origin tour to India’s exotic coffee growing regions for coffee professionals, this year adding Coorg to an expanded 5-day itinerary.

The event begins on Tuesday, January 11th in Bangalore with a welcome reception at the Bangalore Club, a grand English country club that has been one of India’s finest since being established in 1868. This centuries old institution has hosted numerous distinguished members, including Sir Winston Churchill.

After spending the evening in Bangalore, the trip will commence on Wednesday morning with a welcome meeting hosted by the Coffee Board of India, followed by lunch and a drive by chartered bus to Chikmagalur. Wednesday evening will be spent at the colonial Kadur Club in Chikmagalur.

On Thursday, January 13, the tour continues to Magundi in the Chikmagalur region, home of Kaapi Royale’s award-winning Sethuraman Estate farms. Participants will take a guided walking tour of Sethuraman Estate, other farms in the region and processing facilities at the height of the bustling coffee harvest.

Friday morning will begin with a sunrise breakfast on the farm, followed by the organized cupping of numerous coffees from the locations visited the previous day and from other farms from around India. That afternoon, the tour will continue to nearby tea plantations and visit an exotic forest with native wildlife.

On Saturday, January 15th, the tour turns north to explore Coorg, a burgeoning coffee growing region that is referred to as the “Scotland of India” by British colonialists for its green hills and lush forests.

Before returning to Bangalore from Coorg on Sunday, January 16th, the group will visit world famous Mysore Palace, a place of architectural beauty and historical significance with temples dating back to the late 14th century.

A tour fee of US$995 per individual traveler or US$1,500 per rooming pair includes hotels, meals and ground transportation originating in Bangalore.

Reservations for the available seats can be guaranteed with a US$250 nonrefundable deposit; all fees are due on or before December 1, 2010.

Availability is limited to 9 attendees plus 1 seat reserved for 2010 Kaapi Royale Challenge winner Craig Dickson of Melbourne Australia’s Veneziano Coffee.

To make your reservations or if you have any questions please contact Andrew Hetzel in the USA at +1 (336) 443-0290 or by email.

You can see photos of the 2010 Kaapi Royale Coffee Origin Tour on our Facebook Page.

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One day, one seat remaining for India origin tour

For anyone intending to join us on the Kaapi Royale India coffee origin tour in January that has not yet reserved a seat, we have just one (1) space remaining and will be closing registration tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 1.

You can make your payment through PayPal or please contact me directly by email or phone at +1 (336) 443-0290 at your earliest opportunity to notify us of your intentions or to make alternate payment arrangements.

We’ll begin broadcasting updates from the tour to Facebook and our blog when it commences.

Hope to see you there!

Kaapi Royale Coffee Announces 2010 India Origin Tour

Bangalore (September 24, 2009) – Kaapi Royale Coffee will host coffee professionals on a guided 5-day origin tour to India’s exotic Chikmagalur coffee growing region in Karnataka this January.

Availability is limited to 10 attendees, including 3 seats reserved for winners of the 2009 Kaapi Royale Challenge cup tasting competition held at the Specialty Coffee Association of America conference in Atlanta.

The event begins on Friday, January 8th in Bangalore with a welcome reception at the Bangalore Club, a grand English country club that has been one of India’s finest since being established in 1868. This centuries old institution has hosted numerous distinguished members, including Sir Winston Churchill.

After spending the evening in Bangalore, the trip will commence on Saturday morning with an organized drive to Chikmagalur, stopping with tours of scenic coffee farms in the lush valleys of the Bababudangiris region, thought to be the origin of all coffee in India. Saturday evening will be spent at the colonial Kadur Club in Chikmagalur.

On Sunday, January 10th, the tour continues to Magundi in the Chikmagalur region, visiting Kaapi Royale’s award-winning Sethuraman Estate farms, arguably the world’s top grower of fine specialty Robusta coffees. Participants will take a guided walking tour of Sethuraman, nearby Arabica farms and processing facilities at the height of the bustling coffee harvest.

Monday morning will begin with a sunrise breakfast on the farm, followed by the organized cupping of numerous coffees prepared in a range of processing methods from the locations visited in previous days and many other farms from around India. That afternoon, the tour will continue to nearby tea plantations and visit exotic forests with native wildlife.

On Tuesday, January 12th the tour returns to Bangalore, stopping at ancient temples and other historic sightseeing spots, arriving back at the Bangalore Club that evening.

A tour fee of US$995 per individual traveler or US$1,500 per rooming pair includes hotels, meals and ground transportation originating in Bangalore. Reservations for the available seats can be guaranteed with a US$250 nonrefundable deposit; all fees are due on or before December 1, 2009.

To make your reservations or if you have any questions please contact Andrew Hetzel of Cafemakers in Hawaii at +1 (808) 990-8717.

About Kaapi Royale
Kaapi Royale Coffee of Magundi in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India, exports fine Indian Arabica and Robusta coffees worldwide and is the exclusive representative of Sethuraman Estate coffees.

Sethuraman Estate is the three-time winner of “Best Robusta” in the Coffee Board of India’s Flavour of India competition and received the highest-ever rating for a Robusta coffee of 94 points from coffee reviewer Ken Davids of Coffee Review. For more information, visit https://indiancoffee.wordpress.com.