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The story of The Coffee Co. travels back to the 17th century and seven stolen coffee beans that were smuggled into the country by a Sufi saint from Mocha, to produce what was to become a globally renowned range of exquisite blends. Chosen by connoisseurs and served exclusively at the finest gourmet restaurants, today these exceptional coffees can also be procured for personal experience.

The story of The Coffee Co. travels back to the 17th century and seven stolen coffee beans that were smuggled into the country by a Sufi saint from Mocha, to produce what was to become a globally renowned range of exquisite blends. Chosen by connoisseurs and served exclusively at the finest gourmet restaurants, today these exceptional coffees can also be procured for personal experience.

About Us

Established in 2013 by Gerson Aranha, The Coffee Co. is a licensed brand of Nilgiri Foods and Beverages (estd. 2002)

Despite its modest beginnings – an initial offering of 2 coffee blends and a clientele of just 12 – today, The Coffee Co. caters to over 500 select establishments, offering several exquisite blends of fine, shade-grown coffee, apart from a range of filter coffee makers, brewing equipment and accessories, moka pots and state-of-the-art coffee machines. The Coffee Co. also exports roasted coffee beans to a number of countries across the world, having established several dealerships for the company’s products.

But while The Coffee Co.'s fortunes have changed, their core values haven't: to ensure freshness, quality and consistency in the final cup of coffee, and excellent after-sales service. This is possibly why its network of loyal customers has grown over the years, and the company has taken great efforts to instruct them in brewing and tasting, to ensure the ultimate coffee experience.

It is The Coffee Co.'s ambition to serve all parts of the country, and gain the reputation of being India's top destination for all things coffee. An ambition the company seeks to achieve, by offering patrons some of the world’s finest shade-grown coffee from centuries-old forest plantations in the misty hills of Chikmagaloor.

Coffee Culture

It was the Arabs who introduced the West to coffee. The practice of drinking the beverage spread from the highlands of Ethiopia into the deserts of Arabia in the 15th century. The Islamic World embraced coffee as the very antithesis of alcohol. Its sobering, stimulating effect made it immensely popular among the Arabs as a social drink.

Much later, around the 17th century, coffee spread to Western Europe where it helped sober up the masses. With the rise of clerks, merchants and businessmen who earned their daily bread through mental activity, coffee found even more popularity for its ability to stimulate mental function.

Coffee houses sprang up in Paris, Venice, Amsterdam and London. They doubled up as centres of intellectual activity. From philosophical speculation and literary appreciation to even the odd animal dissection (Isaac Newton and Edmund Haley actually dissected a dolphin inside one called The Grecian), the coffee house was where it all happened. In fact, in the days before streets had names, people commonly used a coffee house as a postal address.

Today, the coffee house has evolved into a social hub, and scores of teenagers crowded around a table in a coffee chain outlet is as familiar a sight as seeing young executives and entrepreneurs hunched over their laptops, using the café as a makeshift office.

Coffee itself, has evolved over the years. And what was once referred to as the ‘thinker’s drink’, has now found its way into everything from molecular gastronomy to fine art. It has, nevertheless remained the beverage of choice, for millions across the world – the perfect way to greet each new day with.

Contact Us

If you wish to place an order for a Coffee Co. product or
need assitance setting up your own café,
write to us at admin@thecoffeeco.in or
call (+91 22) 2872 8800 ; 2881 4336

The Coffee Company
Unit of Nilgiri Foods and Beverages
312, Agarwal B2B Center, D'monte Lane, Malad West, Mumbai - 400 064
Tel : (+91 22) 2872 8800 ; 2881 4336