In the lofty hills of Chikkamagaluru—the birthplace of coffee cultivation in India—misty hilltops, mild drizzle and chilly winds provide an inviting landscape for driving explorations in search of the beverage. India’s leading coffee connoisseur Suhas Dwarakanath, powered by the premium and dynamic all-new Hyundai TUCSON, makes his way to Karnataka to unravel coffee stories from India.
Traversing rugged terrains and challenging paths, his 800-kilometre circuit takes him to five estates—Ratnagiri, Salawara, Hulikere, Hali Berry and Blue Mountain—to experience the bean-to-cup journey of the beverage. As a roaster himself, Suhas shares insights and anecdotes as he moved from sessions on cherry-picking on the plantations to the hulling and roasting facilities. Follow his drive through the luscious landscape and tap into the world of coffee cultivation that drew Suhas in for an aromatic journey.
—Photographs by Siddharth Kejriwal