Heggadde Estate

About the Estate:

Heggadde Estates is a fourth-generation coffee growing family, with 600 acres of plantations in the Coorg and Hassan districts in the Malnad region of the Western Ghats in Karnataka. The estates are located at an elevation of between 2800 to 3300 feet above MSL. 

Both Arabica and Robusta varieties of coffee are shade-grown there with the utmost attention to detail right through the process. The estate has a track record of producing award-winning coffees and is a rainforest alliance certified plantation.

The plant strains in Arabica are Sarchimor, Selection 9, Selection 6 and Selection 795. In Robusta, the strains grown are Peridinia, C*R and Selection 274.
In their processing, they use state-of-the-art Brazilian Pinhalense pulping equipment. The coffee is pulped, fermented, washed and sun-dried/shade-sun dried. It is then cured (milled) and dispatched to as green coffee.
   

 

A Walk through the Estate:

A short drive from Saklespur, where NH-75 begins its windy descent down to Mangalore, lies Heggadde Estates. Acquired in 1987, the family chose to return to the property’s original name - inspired by the neighbouring Heggadde Village. Coffee (both Arabica and Robusta) and pepper remain the major crops grown here. On the other side of the property, on the banks of a stream that feeds the Hemavathi River, sits Norway - a tiny village that many of their labour call home. 

   


 About the workers at Heggadde:

The harvesting process remains completely manual and requires a high degree of skill to pick only the beans that are ready and also to prevent damage to the plant.

While their permanent labour has mastered the art of picking over decades, the time-sensitivity of coffee ripening requires them to quickly up-skill their seasonal labour to sustain their high-quality standards.

 

 

Other Details:

Harvest Season
November to March 
Region
Sakle
Elevation Range
2800-3300 feet above MSL
Intercrops
Pepper, Arecanut, Acovado
Species Grown
Arabica & Robusta
Varietals Grown
C*R, Sarchimor, Selection 9, Selection 6, Peridina, Selection 795

     

Buy their coffee here - Arabica and Robusta.