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Anil Kumar Bhandari is a coffee grower from Karnataka, India. He has served the Indian plantation industry since 1979 and was the initiator of the India Coffee Trust, a non-profit coffee group dedicated to serving the Indian coffee industry. Read more

Features

In a country where 80% of large tea estates are unprofitable, workers are angry, and prices are low, Craigmore Plantations India is a model of sustainability. Managing director MN Bopana talks frankly about problems facing the tea industry. Read more

News

India’s tea industry is struggling with low prices, high labor costs, vagaries of the weather, and with every passing year, the problems are both recurring and amplifying.  Growers report that 80% of the country’s plantations are not profitable. Read more

Features

Record flooding in South India killed nearly 500 people and forced 1 million more into shelters during the late summer monsoon. Read more

Tea Report

The climate is pristine, with no industry, pollution, pesticides, or urbanization. The black pekoe and hyson green teas get favorable reviews as complex, slightly sweet and bold. Read more

Tea Report

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    Tea plantation

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  • Inside a tea factory in Assam. India

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    Inside a tea factory in Assam. India

    Inside a tea factory in Assam in India

  • dry coffee beans in farmer hand at plantation

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    dry coffee beans in farmer hand at plantation

  • Coffee beans at a plantation after rain in Vietnam

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    Coffee beans at a plantation after rain in Vietnam

  • harvesting of coffee in Vietnam near Da Lat

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    harvesting of coffee in Vietnam near Da Lat

  • Coffee plantation - Dalat, Vietnam

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    Coffee plantation - Dalat, Vietnam

    Coffee plantation - Dalat, Vietnam

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New Decade, New Hopes and Fears


STiR has a new managing editor! Kim Westerman hails from the world of sensory analysis (coffee, tea, wine, olive oil), and she brings her longtime writing and editing experience to STiR’s pages. 


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