Coffee from Biligiris (Karnataka/Tamil Nadu)

The literal meaning of Biligiris is white hills, and these hills in south-eastern Karnataka get the name because their peaks are covered with silver clouds and white mist for most of the year. They are among the highest altitude coffee growing regions in India, and the most famous variety coming from this region is the high elevation S.795 Arabica. The coffee ripens slowly under a mild shade of silver oaks and fruit trees, and has a full body, extremely sweet aroma and a uniquely mild flavour.