Situated amidst the rolling hills of Sakleshpur, Harley Estate in Karnataka is surrounded by plenty of coffee and tea farms. This farm is a heritage institution that was established by the British in 1864 and later taken over by the Kutumba family. In recent times, Purnesh and Shankar have kept the legacy going with a keen eye for environmental preservation while passionately growing specialty coffee.
The estate sees frequent visits by elephants and grows coffee interspersed with areca, pepper, cocoa, and cardamom. The coffees are grown under a rich canopy of trees while the rich soil and nearby spring waters provide a lush environment for the coffee plants to blossom and give them the unique characteristics they are known for. Natural spring water is used for washing the beans and for fermentation, and the beans are dried on raised beds and then on drying patios to ensure even drying and ideal moisture levels.
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