There can be nothing more relaxing and tempting, than a cup of steaming hot coffee on a cold winter evening. Most people can hardly imagine their day without a coffee. Being rich in antioxidants this drink has a number of health benefits and can increase the level of energy. Besides being one of the favorite beverages of the young and old, coffee is gaining increasing popularity with the launch of stylish hangouts like Café Coffee Day and Barista. Coffee can be drunk hot and cold, making it a delicious drink for any time of the day. India is among the major coffee producers of the world, taking the 5th position in the world, with Karnataka being the major coffee producing state, accounting for 70% share of the total coffee production of the country.
The Indian coffee market is basically dominated by three major producers, which are listed as follows:
14. Café coffee day
Popularly called CCD, this is the largest retail chain of coffee India. It wasfounded by V.G. Siddhartha and the Headquarters are in Bengaluru. The coffee shop lives up to its tagline, ‘A lot can happen over coffee’ being the most favourite hangout place of youngsters. Other than a wide variety of coffee this place serves frappuccino, sandwiches, mocktails, shakes etc. It keeps on introducing new drinks from time to time.
13. Starbucks Coffee
One of the most talked about coffee shop in India, Starbucks is world famous. They serve more than 100 varieties of regular and decaf coffee and shakes, one has a huge range of options to choose from. The quality of the coffee, both hot and cold and also the frappes served here are unbeatable.
12. Barista Coffee
One of the largest coffee restaurant chains in India, they have been providing a large variety of tea and coffee with international flavours.
11. Narasu’s Coffee
They are one of the largest manufacturer and seller of instant coffee. However, their soluble coffee tasted much better than most other instant coffees.
10. Indian coffee house
Founded in the year 1963, this is probably one of the oldest coffee shops of India. It is run by worker cooperative societies and has 400 outlets. This particular coffee shop is popular among students and office goers because of the rich aromatic coffee served here and that too at extremely affordable rates. Although one doesn’t get a large number of options here like the other coffee stores but the prices are unbelievably low. They sell powdered coffee in 100gm and 200gm pouches.
9. Girnar Coffee
Girnar is mostly known as the online tea seller. However they have a wide variety of coffee as well. One of their popular products is the premix coffee, where you have to just add warm water to enjoy yourcuppa.
8. Blue Tokai Coffee
Located in New Delhi, Blue Tokai Coffee is one of those rare coffee shops who roast their own coffee beans. They collect the beans from the best farms all over Indian and roast them twice a week. One can enjoy a steaming cup of coffee in the shop itself or even purchase coffee beans that are available in 250g and 100g pouches. Their coffee is available online. They serve a variety of coffee with or without milk, hot or cold , all at a very reasonable price. Their coffee Tonic and Nitro coffee, which id nitrogen infused cold black coffee, are quite popular. If anyone cannot decide which type of coffee to order they have the option of tasting tray priced at Rs300 and it contains three of their most popular drinks.
7. The Indian bean
The Indian Bean is one of the greatest online sellers of coffee. They collect coffee beans from the coffee estates located in Nepal countryside and even some remote places like Kodagu and Kodi and after processing the beans, the coffee is sold via internet directly to the consumers. This eliminates the excess cost and the hassle of middlemen. Another specialty of this online coffee store is that they sell single estate coffee which is collected only from one farm and not mixed with the product of any other farm.
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