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Kerala is the second largest producer of coffee in India. It produces 23 percent of the total coffee output in the country. The coffee economy of Kerala is virtually the coffee economy of Wayanad. Wayanad produces 90 percent of the total coffee output in the State.
Coffee was first discovered in Africa. The province of “Kafka” in Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of the Arabica variety of coffee (Coffee Arabica). Central Africa is believed to be the home of Robusta coffee (Coffee canephora). In Yemen coffee used to be cultivated under irrigated conditions for a long period. Yemenis did not allow coffee seeds to be taken outside the country.
It is believed that it was a Muslim pilgrim called Baba Budhan who introduced coffee in India. During the year 1670 he brought seven seeds of coffee from Yemen to India hiding them in his gown and raised coffee seedlings in front of his hermitage on the hills near Chikkamagalure in Karnataka. From here coffee plants spread to places in and around the hermitage. Within a short time coffee came to be planted in most parts of the neighbouring villages.
Historians are of the opinion that the Arabica variety of coffee reached India from Java during the period between 1689 and 1699. During that period coffee used to be cultivated mainly for its flavour. Nor was coffee cultivated on a commercial scale.
Englishmen started coffee cultivation on a large scale in South India during the 1820s. During this period coffee estates were started at Chikkamagalure, Kadur, Coorg, and Nilgiris. During this period coffee reached Wayanad. The first coffee plantation in Wayanad was started at Mananthavady. The pioneers in coffee cultivation in Wayanad were the soldiers of the army of the English East India Company. A regiment of the British Army had been stationed at Mananthavady during the 1820s to suppress rebellions of the native rulers and tribal leaders. When the rebellions were over the service of the sepoys of the regiment were used for cultivating coffee in Ambukuthy hills and its valleys, areas very near to Army camp in Mananthavady. Following this example a lot of estates were started in Wayanad during the early 19th century.
Captain Haven started a coffee estate in Mananthavady during 1825. In the year 1830, Dr Fuston and Mr Puge two Englishmen who were residing at Mananthavady started coffee plantations on a large scale. During the year 1841 M/s Parry and Company of Madras started the Wayanad Coffee Plantations, a very large coffee estate. Coffee plantations spread in Wayanad quite rapidly since then for a period of about four decades. East India company authorities allotted land to all applicants for cultivation of coffee. It is estimated that during the year 1869, there existed 120 thousand acres of coffee plantations in South India, out of which 60 thousand acres were in Wayanad.