Tata Coffee is one of the world’s largest integrated coffee cultivation and processing companies, with a legacy that dates back to 1922. The company is home to some of the finest Indian-origin green
- coffee beans,
- instant coffee and
TATA Coffee Limited is also the largest corporate producer of Indian-origin pepper, intercropped with coffee in estates.
Tata Coffee Limited
Tata Coffee Limited and its subsidiaries are engaged in the production, trading and distribution of Coffee, Pepper, Tea and Allied products. The Group has business operations mainly in
- USA and CIS countries,
- Africa and
Tata Coffee is a part of the Tata Group. Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent operating companies. The company has 19 estates are spread over nearly 8000 hectares in the lush Western Ghats, flourished with a plethora of flora and fauna.
Being one of the leading players in the B2B Instant Coffee industry, The company assets include plants at
- Toopran (Telangana) and
- Theni (Tamil Nadu).
These plants produce Freeze Dried, Agglomerated, Spray Dried Coffees, and other coffee mixes. The company is also home to some of the finest Indian Origin Pepper, intercropped amongst Coffee. Along with these, The company tea estates and factories in the Anamallais region also produce certified Orthodox and CTC Teas.
The following are the National locations of Tata Coffee Ltd
- 17 coffee estates – in Kodagu, Hassan and Chikmagalur districts of Karnataka
- 1 tea estate – in Kodagu district of Karnataka
- 1 tea and coffee (mixed) estate – in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka
- 4 tea estates – in Pachamallai, Pannimade, Uralikal and Velonie in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu
- 1 coffee estate – in Valparai in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu
- 1 tea estate – in Malakiparai in Thrissur district of Kerala
- 1 curing works, roasting and grinding factory and pepper processing unit – in Kudige, Kushalnagar, in
- Kodagu district of Karnataka
- 1 Instant coffee plant in Theni district of Tamil Nadu
- 1 Instant coffee plant in Toopran in Medak district of Telangana
- Marketing and corporate functions are based out of Bengaluru, Karnataka
Tata Coffee Products
The Company major products include green bean, instant coffee, tea and pepper, with vertical integration into Eight O’ Clock Coffee and Tata Coffee Vietnam. Tata coffee products are sought after by global roasters, instant coffee players and tea and pepper markets.
- GREEN BEAN
- INSTANT COFFEE
Tata Coffee Brands
EIGHT O’ CLOCK COFFEE
Eight O’ Clock, America’s Original Gourmet Coffee, with a legacy of 160 years, brings to consumers high-quality
100% Arabica coffee at a great value. It is the fifth-largest coffee brand in the USA, in terms of volume, and has
the highest loyalty and repeat rates among bagged coffee competitors.
Eight O’ Clock Coffee joined the Tata Coffee family in 2006, and since then has enjoyed a significant brand revival. Eight O’ Clock Coffee is headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, and roasted and packaged in Landover, Maryland. The Total Income of EOC during the Financial year 2019-20 was Rs 1121 crore (USD 159 Million).
TATA STARBUCKS ROASTERY
Tata Coffee currently supplies beans to more than 140 Tata Starbucks outlets in India. The unit continues to cater exclusively to the sourcing and roasting requirements of Tata Starbucks stores in India.
CHACKO PURACKAL THOMAS Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Chacko Thomas is currently the Managing Director & CEO of Tata Coffee. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with
a specialization in Computer Science from the University of Jodhpur. He is also an alumnus of INSEAD Fontainebleau, having completed his Advanced Management Program.
With over 28 years of rich experience in the plantation industry, he enjoys expertise in plantations, a business strategy, sales, and marketing functions of this industry segment. He has been associated with Tata Coffee since 4th August 2015. Before joining Tata Coffee, he was the Managing Director of Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company Pvt. Ltd., Munnar.
Mr. R. Harish Bhat CHAIRMAN
Mr. Bhat is the Brand Custodian at Tata Sons. He joined the Tata group in 1987, as an officer in the Tata Administrative
Service (TAS). Currently, he is the Chairman of Tata Coffee Limited. During his career spanning over 30 years
with the Tata group, Mr. Bhat has held several senior roles. These include stints as Managing Director of Tata Global Beverages Ltd., Chief Operating Officer of the Watches and Jewellery businesses of Titan Company Ltd., and in the telecom business.
He has played a key role in several strategic moves, and in nurturing many brands of the Group. Mr. Bhat is an alumnus of BITS Pilani and IIM Ahmedabad. He won the IIM Ahmedabad Gold Medal for scholastic excellence. A decade later, he won the Chevening Scholarship for young managers, awarded by the British Government.
In 2017, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from BITS Pilani. Mr. Bhat is also a passionate and prolific writer and columnist.
Subsidiary and Associate Companies of Tata Coffee Limited
- Tata Consumer Products Limited (formerly known as Tata Global Beverages Limited)
Bishop Lefroy Road, Kolkata – 700 020
L15491WB1962PLC031425, Holding Company 57.48 %
- Consolidated Coffee Inc.,
155 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale,
New Jersey 07645, USA
Subsidiary 50.08 %
- Eight O’ Clock Holdings Inc.,
155 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale,
New Jersey 07645, USA
- Eight O’ Clock Coffee Company,
- Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Limited
Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Limited
The Company was Set up in 2017 with an intent to tap into the fast-growing and profitable category of freeze-dried coffee, the advanced the facility of Tata Coffee Vietnam marks the company first overseas foray. The Company chose Vietnam as
first international production location because the country is the heartland of Robusta coffee.
The Company’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Limited (TCVCL), which commissioned Freeze-dried Coffee Plant in Vietnam during May 2019