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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 8

Coffee Industry in India

Production to Consumption—A Sustainable Enterprise

Nayani Surya Prakash1, Jeena Devasia1, Jayarama1,  and Ramesh Kumar Aggarwal2     1Central Coffee Research Institute, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India     2Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Habsiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract

Coffee, popularly referred as “brown gold,” is one of the important agricultural commodities grown in India. From a modest start during the eighteenth century by British entrepreneurs, coffee cultivation has gradually transformed into a sustainable plantation industry. The country's share in global production is 4.5%, whereas its share in exports is 5%, with export earnings of US$973 million in 2011–12. The domestic consumption ...

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