29 NOV, 2023
Ayaan Paul Chowdhury
Have a look at India's diverse and thriving coffee culture as these homegrown coffee chains redefine the landscape and challenge the dominance of the global coffee giant - Starbucks.
PHOTO: HAATI KAAPI
Hatti Kaapi brings the authentic flavors of South Indian filter coffee to the fore, captivating coffee enthusiasts with traditional brewing techniques and distinct taste.
PHOTO: BLUE TOKAI COFFEE ROASTERS
Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters is renowned for its specialty coffee beans sourced from Indian estates, offering a unique and high-quality coffee experience.
PHOTO: SLAY COFFEE
SLAY Coffee stands out with its focus on premium and handcrafted coffee, appealing to the urban crowd seeking a luxurious coffee experience.
PHOTO: THIRD WAVE COFFEE
Third Wave Coffee is elevating the coffee culture in India by focusing on artisanal brewing methods, ensuring a sophisticated and personalized coffee experience.
PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
Indian Coffee House, with its nostalgic charm, continues to be a favorite among patrons, providing an affordable and classic coffee experience with a touch of heritage.
PHOTO: CAFE COFFEE DAY
Café Coffee Day, a pioneer in India's coffee shop culture, maintains its stronghold with a diverse menu, vibrant ambiance, and widespread presence across the country.
PHOTO: BARISTA COFFEE
Barista, known for its Italian-inspired coffee and cozy atmosphere, competes with Starbucks by offering a variety of international and local beverages.
PHOTO: SARDAR JI BAKSH COFFEE
First labelled as a Starbucks spin-off, Sardarji Baksh is your friendly-neighbourhood coffee shop that aims at rising the ranks to India's biggest in the coming years.