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The Romance of Indian Coffee

P. T. Bopanna
Type: Print Book
Genre: Reference, History
Language: English
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The Romance of Indian Coffee’, authored by senior journalist P.T. Bopanna, won the prestigious Gourmand international award under the ‘Best in the World’ coffee book category in 2015. The book offers a 360-degree view of Indian coffee - the fascinating history of coffee, many charming facets of coffee culture, its symbiosis with nature and what makes coffee such a captivating brew.

The book highlights how Indian coffee is unique and stands out in the global market. Unlike the coffee produced in other countries, Indian coffee is totally shade-grown and is much in demand internationally.

The author has chronicled the contribution of Ivor Bull, the British planter from Coorg, who conceived the idea of the ‘pooling system’ to save the coffee industry during the Second World War.

For those interested in the variety of ways in which coffee can be prepared, a separate chapter has been devoted in the book on how to prepare a good cup of coffee, especially South Indian filter coffee. Recipes for other interesting and popular coffee concoctions, including recipes for making coffee liqueur have also been included.

There is an interesting chapter on how the pioneering British coffee planters spent their days in the estates in the 1880s. The book also deals with the current issues that threaten planters - deforestation, climate change, fluctuating prices, and man-animal conflict.

Brand specialist Harish Bijoor, who has a vast experience in the coffee industry, has written the foreword for the book. Among those who have contributed articles for the book include, agriculture scientists, Dr. Anand Titus Pereira and his wife, Mrs Geeta Nanaiah Pereira, who have been working diligently on their model coffee farm on sustainable technologies.

About the Author


P. T. Bopanna (born 30 June 1950) is an author and journalist from Kodagu (Coorg) in Karnataka, India. Palanganda Thimmaiah Bopanna has worked for some of the leading Indian English dailies, including The Times of India, Bengaluru, for 12 years (Principal Correspondent), and The Pioneer (New Delhi), as their Special Correspondent (Bengaluru) for 13 years. He has written nine books.

Early life:
Bopanna completed his schooling at Gonikoppal in Kodagu. He obtained his B.A. degree (Economics) from Madras University (Chennai) and M.A. in Political Science from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He also has a post-graduate diploma in journalism from Bhavans, Mumbai, where he was a student of well-known journalist M.V. Kamath.

Bopanna began his journalistic career in 1981 as the Coorg Correspondent of The Hindu newspaper. He briefly worked with The Times of Deccan at Bengaluru, where he was mentored by veteran journalist T.J.S. George.
He served for 12 years with The Times of India, Bangalore (June 1984), starting as a Reporter and exiting as Principal Correspondent. Subsequently, he worked for 13 years as Special Correspondent with The Pioneer (New Delhi) at Bengaluru from August 1996. He covered mostly political news for the paper. For six years he served as Bangalore Stringer (from 1998) of the Associated Press, an American news agency. He covered general news with emphasis on human interest stories. He taught journalism for six years to undergraduate and post-graduate students from 2001 to 2006. For two years, he taught at Surana College, Bengaluru, two years at Jain College, Bengaluru, and two years at Sri Sri Institute of Media Studies, Bengaluru.

Bopanna won two awards in 1986 instituted by the Bangalore Reporters' Guild for best crime story and scoop of the year.
His book ‘The Romance of Indian Coffee’ won the prestigious Gourmand international award under the ‘Best in the World’ coffee book category in 2015.

Book Details

ISBN: 9789385741043
Publisher: Rolling Stone Publications
Number of Pages: 100
Dimensions: 7"x9"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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