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Geographical Indication Tag: Coorg Arabica Coffee, four others get GI Tag

Geographical Indication Tag: Coorg Arabica Coffee, four others get GI Tag

The Geographical Indications Registry on March 1, 2019 granted the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag to Coorg Arabica Coffee, Wayanad Robusta Coffee, Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee, Araku Valley Arabica Coffee and Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee.

What sets them apart?

Coorg Arabica Coffee: The Coorg Arabica Coffee is grown exclusively in Kodagu district of Karnataka. The Coffee cultivation forms the backbone of economy of the district. The landscape of the district provides unique aroma and flavour notes to the coffee, when roasted.

Wayanad Robusta Coffee: The Wayanad Robusta Coffee is characteristic of the Western Ghats and the plantation crop is grown in the cool climate of Wayanad, Kerala.

Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee & Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee: Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee and Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee are grown in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. The Chikmagalur district is generally referred as the birthplace of coffee in the country.

Araku Valley Arabica Coffee: Araku Valley Arabica Coffee is grown around the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh and in the Koraput district of Odisha. This coffee has a citrus note of grape fruit and a mild jaggery-like sweetness.

What is GI Tag?

A Geographical Indication (GI) tag is a name or sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation of that origin. It can be a town, a region, or a country.

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