All About Coffee

A visit to Chikmagalur, the birthplace of coffee in India, calls for experiences involving coffee. The Serai Chikmagalur offers an opportunity to make your affair with coffee particularly strong.

people on a trip to a Coffee Plantation

Coffee Plantation Walk

Legend goes that Baba Budan was the first to plant coffee beans in Chikmagalur that he brought back from his pilgrimage to Mecca. Learn about how coffee came to and has been thriving in India during this guided walk around the estate at The Serai.

Duration: 1 hour
Price: Complimentary

a cup of coffee alongside coffee beans

Bean to Cup


Experience the journey of coffee from bean to cup starting with a tour of the coffee plantation at The Serai Chikmagalur, followed by a cuppa session and a tour of the curing and roasting units by a coffee expert.

Duration: 3 hours

a person picking coffee beans in their palms

Be a Coffee Picker


When in Chikmagalur, get in the field along with the estate staff to pick the ripest of coffee cherries. Experience first-hand a deep-routed custom of Chikmagalur. The rich Arabica picking season is between mid-November 15 and mid-January while the Robusta season is between mid-January and mid-February each year.

Duration: 1 hour
Price: Complimentary

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