The fourth edition of India’s unique coffee festival—Coffee Santhe—is back from December 1-3. The event—which will be held at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bengaluru—will showcase coffee in all its forms—beans, roasted and ground—from estates around India.
Visitors can have all their burning questions answered – the coolest blends you can make, how to best pair your coffee-based beverages with your food, and find out about all the weird and wonderful strains of coffee you had no idea about.
There will also be a Brewmaster championship where the best women baristas across the country will go up against each other. The winner will get the chance to train under some of the world’s best coffee specialists.
This is the only event of its kind in India and the idea is to draw attention to the industry and the people who bring you your morning cup of joe. Organised by the Women’s Coffee Alliance, a group that works to ensure that the women that work on the coffee estates benefit from the coffee trade.
The organisation helps raise money to educate the daughters of the women who work in the coffee fields in Bababudan, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Biligiris and Sakleshpur, provides food to supplement their diet and health insurance to the women working in the plantations. It also conducts regular health camps on site.