Wayanaad in northern Kerala is the largest Robusta producing region in India with medium altitude, gently sloping hills with rich laterite soil. A wide variety of plantation crops are grown in the small coffee plantations in this region, including spices and condiments as well as staple foods like yam. Wayanaad coffees are prepared from the washed Arabicas of Chikmagalur, Coorg, Biligiris, Bababudangiris and Shevaroys. The coffee beans are large, bluish-green in colour and have a clean polished appearance. The CxR and S.274 Robusta varieties from Wayanaad are popular for their soft to neutral essence, full body and strong aroma with hints of chocolate.