COFFEEIndian coffee is said to be the finest coffee grown in the world. Over the last 50 years, coffee production in India has grown by over 15 percent. Coffee production in India is dominated in the hills of South Indian states, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Almost 80% of the country's coffee production is exported to Europe, United States and Japan. The two well-known variety of coffee grown in India are Arabica and Robusta. Arabica coffee accounts for 75€“80% of the world's coffee production. Robusta has almost double the amount of caffeine and more antioxidants, and is less susceptible to disease than Arabica coffee.
Coffee growers sell coffee in the form of dried cherry or dried Parchment(Beans-split). Generally coffee growers sell dried cherry to the wholesale buyers or collectors, who process it and sell the dried parchment(Beans) to the exporters.
PEPPERBlack pepper is a flowering vine cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. Black pepper is native to south India. Dried pepper has been used for its flavor and as a traditional medicine. Pepper loses flavor and aroma through evaporation, so airtight storage helps preserve its spiciness longer. Black pepper is the world's most traded spice. It is one of the most common spices added to cuisines around the world. Indian pepper accounts for 11% of the world's pepper production.
In recent days de-spiking machine is used to separate the berry from the spike once it is hand plucked from the stem and is sun dried.