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Wake Up To The Smell of Coffee from These 7 Homegrown Coffee Brands

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - Oct. 1, 2021 6 min read

If you prefer to think with your coffee too, here's a chance to think even better. But what's better than coffee? Well, a more authentic, freshly ground coffee that smells like heaven, tastes like God and is delivered to you by some of the best homegrown brands of India. 

 

Despite the fact that each individual wants different things from their cup of coffee, these homegrown coffee brands are producing magic (coffee) beans to cater to our personal needs and raise the bar even higher with each sip.  

 

Assuming that I've got your interest brewing, how about I take you through this list of 6 India's most trusted homegrown coffee brands and let you decide who's going to be your next true-brew friend?

 

1. Sleepy Owl Coffee

From three coffee lovers to all the other coffee fanatics, Sleepy Owl is a coffee brand you can call yours. Their coffee comes from the single-origin beans growing in Chikmagalur that are roasted in small batches and brewed on order. But wait till you hear the fun part; their coffee is easy to make, more accessible, less complicated and perfect for people who are always in a hurry. And it becomes twice more fun when you find out that they even offer cold brew coffee on the go which costs like 100 bucks a pop. Although this is only available in Delhi, the other coffees are just as good and even better than the basic ones you've been consuming for years. 

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Must try: Sleepy Owl Cinnamon Burst for a velvety texture and strong blend, Sleepy Owl Dark Roast for a bittersweet low on acid flavours and finally Sleepy Owl Light Roast for floral or fruity notes. 

 

Buy Sleepy Owl Coffee from Amazon for ₹269

 

 

2. Rage Coffee

When this unique aromatic blend of herbs and caffeine gushes down your system, a new human is born. A human with a compelling boost of energy, enhanced fitness and no acid reflux. If you are the kind of person who'd go for sweeter coffees than bitter ones, Rage Coffee is your joe. Made from all the natural vitamins and herbal extracts, this homegrown coffee brand is a healthier alternative for caffeine kick.

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Must try: Irish Hazelnut for the basic flavours and Sparky Orange if you feel like experimenting. 

 

Buy Rage Coffee from Amazon for ₹299

 

 

3. Black Baza Coffee Company

Named after a small bird found in the Western Ghats, this homegrown coffee brand is a blessing for the environment, coffee farmers and coffee lovers. Black Baza Coffee Company not only makes sure that their coffee producers have safe and secure jobs, they also make their agenda to reduce their ecological footprints without compromising the taste. Biodegradable packaging, shade-growing, free of chemical pesticides are a few of many things this company believes in. Growth to delivery, their entire trail is 100% traceable and other than Arabica and Robusta beans they also offer dark chocolate notes, South-Indian filter Kapi and fruity flavours. 

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Must try: Their classic Black Baza Roast, Lume Roast and Aspire To Otter.

 

Buy Black Baza Coffee from Amazon for ₹660

 

 

4. GREENBRREW

Move over basic green tea, we've found a perfect homegrown coffee brand for health-conscious coffee lovers. As suggested by the name, GREENBRREW is a green coffee brand that prepares its coffee with 100% unroasted Green Arabica coffee beans grown from organic farming. A cup of GREENBRREW not only has a negligible amount of caffeine but is also stacked with antioxidants that support metabolism. This green coffee is also an excellent detox and energy booster. Furthermore, the brew is great for reducing weight and toning down anti-ageing effects.   

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Must try: Colombia Instant Coffee for dark chocolatey flavour and Ethiopian Instant Coffee for flavours like green apple and cinnamon. 

 

Buy Greenbrrew Coffee from TATA 1mg for ₹266

 

 

5. The Flying Squirrel 

A moment on your lips, forever on your list, The Flying Squirrel is one of the best homegrown coffee brands in the country. The Flying Squirrel is the perfect blend of quality production and homely satisfaction since all the growing, roasting and delivering takes place from their own estate in Coorg, Karnataka. And now you exactly know the roots of this brand and their premium quality beans. But what about the flavours? Well, you'll be surprised to know that the land where these coffee beans flourish is surrounded by citrus, spicy and vanilla plantations which naturally give them their earthly notes that you'll definitely love.

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Must try: Rohan Bopanna's Master Blend is the latest buzz you can taste. Other than this I'd recommend; Clouds In My Coffee for light roasted, intense, woody, spicy notes and Sunkissed for dark roasted, fruity, citrusy flavours. I for one love cold brews so my personal favourite would be Cold Brew Blend; it's a medium roast and has berry plus chocolatey notes. 

 

Buy The Flying Squirrel Coffee from Amazon for ₹470

 

 

6. Blue Tokai Coffee

The name Blue Tokai comes from an ancient word for the tail of a peacock – Tokai – and this tail makes up the logo of the Delhi based artisanal coffee brand Blue Tokai. Faced with the lack of freshly ground good coffee in Delhi, Matt and Namrata, established Blue Tokai as their attempt to bring good coffee to north India. The company roasts coffee twice every week and sends out custom ground coffee to clients across India. They have single orders and monthly subscriptions.

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Buy Blue Tokai Coffee from Amazon for ₹420

 

 

7. The Indian Bean

The Indian Bean is on a mission to promote and increase access to good quality Indian coffee. The team has travelled from Nepal to Coorg to research and bring the best beans. One must try the Bello blend for a rich and strong cup or the Melnad blend for a taste of South Indian coffee. They even have subscription packs that can be delivered to your doorstep every month.

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Buy The Indian Bean Coffee from Amazon for ₹450

 

 


If your reason to wake up is also a cup of coffee, wake up to a great one. But first, here are the best homegrown coffee brands you need to know about. 


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