The Little Black Book crew believes that coffee is the purest form of love. Sure, you'll also find many of these artisanal coffee roasters offline, but something about customizing the grind to our pick just appeals to us. Plus, coffee at the click of a button!
Black Baza Coffee Company
Source: Black Baza Coffee Company
Black Baza sees your regular cup of coffee and raises the bar. Named after a small bird of prey found in the coffee-growing Western Ghats, Black Baza Coffee is particularly concerned about its ecological footprint. All the coffee they sell comes from farms that follow biodiversity-friendly practices. You can pick from the Luna Roast, the Aspire to Otter, or the Black Baza Roast.
Price: ₹130 upwards
Contact: Call +91 9448119229 or +91 9591259582
Source: Blue Tokai
Blue Tokai specializes in single-estate and small-lot coffees grown in and around Karnataka and Tamil Nadu's best coffee-growing regions. We favour the Kalledeverapura Pulp Sun-Dried (₹310). You can get your beans delivered whole or ground to your preferred fineness. They even have a handy grind guide to help you choose. You can also subscribe for regularly scheduled deliveries.
Price: ₹305 upwards
Source: Flying Squirrel Coffee
Flying Squirrel have six varieties of coffee, of which we highly recommend the Parama, an exquisite blend for an espresso or black-coffee drinker. The Cafe Chic is their pick for filter-coffee drinkers. Most of the coffee they sell is grown in their own estates in Polibetta, Coorg.
#LBBTip: Try their Taster's 6-Pack (₹350) to get a feel of the selection on offer.
Price: ₹270 upwards
Contact: Call +91 9845033896
The Indian Bean
Source: The Indian Bean
Coffee beans from Coorg and Kodaikanal are carefully packed into little pouches, custom-ground and delivered to you from The Indian Bean. The Appa's Coffee seems built for a classic filter brew, while we like the Watapi variety for a good mug of black coffee. They also offer Monkey Bitten Coffee, which as the name suggests involves some simian mastication of the beans. You can sign up for a three-month subscription service as well, so you'll never run out.
Price: ₹240 upwards
Contact: +91 9538015566, +91 9820745916
Panduranga Coffee Works
Source: Panduranga Coffee Works
These Chikmagalur-based coffee roasters have a cult following, and for good reason. Their Grand Aroma, an 85-15 blend of coffee and chicory, is a favourite. Their only outlet is now in Chikmagalur, but they'll send across their coffee to Bangalore.
Price: ₹400 for a kilo (a minimum order is of 2kg)
Contact: Send an SMS to +91 9844396480 with your address and order.
Photo source: Halli Berri
Low acidity, high on aroma and single origin, a Halli Berri cuppa will ensure you start the day on the right note. And they're no nonsense so forget about the chicory, insta-coffee and other sacrilegious stuff — it's 100% Arabica here.
Price: ₹200 for 250gm
Contact: Send your requirements directly to email@example.com or shop online at Amazon here.
Leo Coffee India
Photo source: Leo Coffee
From the Palini Hills in Tamil Nadu comes the single-estate coffee of Leo. While they do have instant coffee powder (umm, really guys?), we love their Peaberry blend which is strong and gives you quite a kick. Second to that is the House Blend followed by the Little Flower — a single-estate origin that is 100% Arabica. Check out their yearly subscriptions as you can get great discounts on them.
Price: ₹250 upwards for 250gm