Balaraju Shanthappa


What does coffee mean to you and your country?

India is exporting good quality coffee to the world and earning foreign exchange.  Recently coffee consumption is increasing in India which is good thing.

What is your favorite place in your country?


What is your history with illycaffè?

illycaffè is supporting the Arabica coffee growers in a big way and motivating them to grow good quality coffee through Awards.

How do you get the perfect coffee?

Optimum rainfall and shade, soil fertility, agronomic practices and post-harvest operations need to be taken care, are important for perfect grown coffee.

How do you drink coffee?

Coffee is consumed with milk and sugar everyday.