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Kaapi at the click of a mouse - Mid-day, 2nd November, 2012

January 27, 2013 Aniruddha Sen

Ditch the instant coffee bandwagon and the cafés. Instead, get the real caffeine kick from the coffee beans picked straight from the coffee plantations at Coorg and Kodai that are available on the website Theindianbean.com. Created by an advertising professional who prefers to remain anonymous, The Indianbean.com offers coffees from two regions: Coorg and Kodai which are 100% Arabica coffees and single-origin (a term used to describe coffee with a single known geographical origin). The coffee beans are bought from the farmers on asking price and are sold under the brand name Appa’s Coffee. As a result of the process,...


MB Recommends: The Indian Bean, Mumbai Boss, 2nd October, 2012

January 27, 2013 Aniruddha Sen

If you’ve been whining about the limited number of local coffees in the market then you might be pleased to hear of The Indian Bean. This month-old online coffee store, run by an advertising executive who wishes to be anonymous, sells single-estate coffee, that is, unblended coffee sourced from individual estates. “Indian coffee is one of the better coffees in the world and like a lot of our produce, coffee too gets exported and we miss out on the good stuff,” said the founder. At the moment, the store has two varieties: Appa’s, a coffee from a farm in Coorg,...


The man who is promoting Indian Coffee online - Business Standard, 19th January, 2013

January 19, 2013 Kunal Ross

 Want to savour a cup of home-brewed coffee, admired across the world, that has been delivered to your doorstep? Kunal Ross’s Theindianbean.com, a portal for selling coffee online, offers just that. Ross believes that India has a treasure trove of coffee plantations, yet people hardly get to enjoy the produce. “Most of the good quality beans are exported — currently the figure stands at 60-80 per cent. The lack of 100 per cent pure Arabica coffee makes it harder to find the coffee we all crave,” he says. Which is why Ross travelled to the coffee estates of Kodaikanal and Coorg and tied up...