Plantations were one of the oldest organised sectors that grew under the British in India. Coffee, which lured the palates of the European cognoscenti, found large investments in the hilly districts of Coorg, Chikmagalur and Hassan in Karnataka. In the wake of this British exodus to these cool confines, Aspinwall branched out into plantation supplies and coffee curing in Mangalore. Starting as pool agents to the Coffee Board of India, the company has a major presence in the entire coffee supply chain - input supplies to plantations, processing, trading and export.
Aspinwall has extensive and modernised curing facility in Mangalore with state-of-the-art equipment, large warehouses, curing barbecues, electronic colour sorters, and a pool of skilled and experienced garblers, besides a sophisticated cupping laboratory. The Mangalore facility can cure 6,000 tonnes of coffee annually.
Aspinwall is one of the very few companies in India with facilities to process speciality coffees such as Monsooned Malabar AA and Monsooned Robusta AA. Mild and mellow, these connoisseur's delights are unique to this land. They are a flavoursome synthesis of the southwest monsoon winds and the finest cherry beans of coffee. Aspinwall Coffee Division is the proud recipient of the Flavour of India : The Fine Cup Award for Monsooned Coffee for the last six consecutive years and has also bagged the award for excellence in Specialty Coffee Exports for the last two years.
Other typical Indian specialties in the Aspinwall range include Mysore Nuggets EB and Robusta Kaapi Royale apart from green coffees traded across the board.
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