Buying green coffee in India

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NicaDon
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#1: Post by NicaDon »

I just arrived in Kerala India for a stay of several months. I am looking for green coffee but all I see for sale is for weight loss, antioxidants, and other medical claims while I need it for mental health. Even on Amazon I have a hard time discerning when all the flavor notes are based on extracted tea from coffee. The few bags of coffee I've seen are preground and are 40% chicory. So er, no.

Are there any members here in India who can recommend sellers? I have maybe three days left of my home roasted Nicaraguan and I'm afraid someone will get hurt if I have to do without.
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I checked it out in Google Maps and it looks like a nice place to stay. From Maps:
Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
Sounds like you'd be near the source for Monsooned Malabar coffee. People seem to either love it or hate it, hopefully you're in the former category. Try searching for Coffee Estates or Plantations instead of Green Coffee and see if that helps. Maybe this site will help you out.

https://www.keralaonline.in/about/touri ... -in-kerala

Check out this post for more ideas.

https://drwakefield.com/field-trips/kar ... uary-2018/

Let us know what you come up with, and I'd love to see pictures if you visit any estates or plantations.
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yakster wrote:I checked it out in Google Maps and it looks like a nice place to stay. From Maps:



Sounds like you'd be near the source for Monsooned Malabar coffee. People seem to either love it or hate it, hopefully you're in the former category. Try searching for Coffee Estates or Plantations instead of Green Coffee and see if that helps. Maybe this site will help you out.

https://www.keralaonline.in/about/touri ... -in-kerala

Check out this post for more ideas.

https://drwakefield.com/field-trips/kar ... uary-2018/

Let us know what you come up with, and I'd love to see pictures if you visit any estates or plantations.
Those are two stunning articles! Once settled in I'll do some travels - only my third day here - and they are 16 hours away by train. The 1.5 hour taxi ride to the new house eliminated any thought of owning a car. Where I lived in Nicaragua had one good source for coffee so that is all I had for a decade. I'm definitely open to expanding the experience.

Thank you!
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