India boasts of the world’s best Robusta beans and the award winning Harley Estate in Manjarabad, Karnataka, stands testimony to it. The 300 acre estate has been producing fully shade-grown Indian Robusta since the early 1860s, making them win laurels year and again.
How these beans are processed is quite unique – The coffee fruit i.e. the red cherry (pulp) is washed away and the beans are sun-dried till it turns a fruity brown. This lends it a wonderful fruity flavour which a completely washed bean would not be able to boast of.