India Thippanahalli (October 2020)

Regular price $16.00

Do you know how coffee began in India? The story goes like this: in 1670, an Indian pilgrim by the name Baba Budan passed through Yemen while returning from Mecca and smuggled out seven coffee seeds (illegally, as the export of coffee seeds was strictly controlled). Baba Budan then planted these seeds in the now known area of Chikmagular district of the Karnataka region, which set the stage for the cultivation of coffee in India. So significant were his actions that the hills in that area bears his name, Bababudangiri.

Some of the coffee growing regions of India includes: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh. Our coffee this month comes from the Thippanahalli Estate in Bababudangiri. This Estate has been growing coffee for the past seven generations and are located on the slopes of Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka.

Expect a medium body cup of coffee with mild acidity, and notes of caramel and spices, and a long lingering aftertaste of dark chocolate!

As our #dYScover beans are roasted specially, and separately from the rest of our offerings, we only have limited quantities per month! If you have ever thought or wondered about specialty coffee from India, do make sure you give this a try soon!

There are so many different types of coffee grown in various regions of the world, with each region tasting very distinct from one another. 

#dYScover, by Yong Seng Coffee, is our attempt at letting you experience high quality/specialty coffee from the various coffee-producing regions of the world. Read more about specialty coffee here!

Join us on this journey as we bring in coffee from different regions every month, as we explore the world of coffee together. 



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A taste of heritage

and fresh perspectives

Yong Seng Coffee specialises in Singapore's favourite - traditional Nanyang coffee, a.k.a. kopi (meaning coffee in Malay). Being the lifeblood of many Singaporeans, we have served our many blends of traditional kopi for over 40 years, in addition to a selection of dry-roasted coffee of various origins.

Today, embodying heritage with every bag, we strive to keep our family's legacy and Singapore's kopi culture alive, while continuously working to expand and refine our offerings to cater to your ever-evolving preferences.


Tried the Arabica Blend and it changed my perspective of white coffee. Ditch your 3-in-1 and brew your own coffee with Yong Seng this CB period.

Song Yong

I ordered all the 6 choices (of Drip Bag Coffee) to try. Arrived yesterday and tried the Signature Blend #1 this morning. Clear indication of roasted & packing dates on each packet. Fresh and full of aroma, highly recommended. Tks!

Jo Peh