Jumboor Estate, an Indian coffee producer, has won the sixth Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award, given by illycaffè to the finest sustainable coffee producer.
The goal is to improve coffee production quality and sustainability while also increasing producer collaboration.
Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Nicaragua were among the 27 finalists for the 2021 Award, which included three producers from nine of the world's most important coffee-growing countries: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Nicaragua.
Jamboor Estate, which produces "Jumboor Gold," a high-quality Yellow Bourbon Arabica variety, and is managed by B.M. Nachappa, was voted "Best of the Best" by an impartial panel of worldwide experts.
"It's the first time that India has won this award," "But the country has been a high-quality coffee producer for around 20 years and it is the trailblazer of a new way to grow coffee, which is agroforestry, where coffee is grown under the shade of tall trees, usually together with other crops such as peppercorns or vanilla, illycaffè Chairman Andrea Illy told ANSA.