VIJAYAWADA, Andhra Pradesh, India – After finding success with jack fruit wine, the state-run Girijan Cooperative Corporation (GCC) is planning to make wine from coffee pulp, reports The Times of India.
“The coffee pulp is usually thrown away after the seed is taken out and processed to coffee powder. We have already procured samples of coffee wines. Our in-house apiarist is preparing wine out of coffee waste,” GCC managing director Akella Ravi Prakash told TOI.
Prakash said the success of wine from various fruits in Coorg, Karnataka, inspired the corporation to go for coffee pulp wine.
“We want to foray into ventures which will benefit the tribals and generate revenue for the corporation. Homemade wine in Coorg is a big hit with tourists.
We should take advantage of the abundant resources available in the forests areas of Andhra Pradesh.Work has already begun,” he said.
Production has already started at the GCC’s honey making plant in Chittoor.