One of the earliest estates established in the country, the coffee estate is spread over 200 acres of flourishing coffee-bushes, surrounded by spectacular forested hills and gushing streams of crystal clear water.

The property was developed in the 1800s by Lieutenant Colonel W. R. Wright, an army officer in British India, who was also a writer and a poet. His keen oversight of every branch of the plantation contributed to the transformation of the estate in just twenty-three years - from a jungle in which big game abounded to a highly cultivated and thriving estate and a delightful home to his family.

After Lt. Col. Wright, the property remained with his descendants until 1964 when it was bought by the present owners, the Thaikappa family, who hail from southern Tamil Nadu. In the following 5 decades, it has been enjoyed by the second, third and fourth generations of the family as a cherished holiday home and a treasure trove of fond childhood memories. Today, the owners are pleased to welcome discerning guests, history enthusiasts and nature lovers, who share the same passion.

This authentic heritage resort in Coorg is a tribute to the old world charm of British India!
Tucked away well within the estates, Old Kent is one of the best hotels in Coorg. Your private cottage allows you to wake up to birdsong on a misty morning, and enjoy moments of tranquility through the day and a quiet sunset as the plantations sink into twilight.

Old Kent Estates is organising an immersive Crop To Cup – coffee workshop during the start of the Arabica coffee harvest season.
Discover how Coffee is cultivated in one of the country's oldest plantations, Old Kent Estates ( This coffee plantation, a heritage property established by a British planter in the 1800's, is spread over 200 acres of still flourishing coffee-bushes and pepper vines, surrounded by spectacular forested hills of Coorg, known as The Scotland of India.
The “Kent” variety of Arabica was one of the earliest cultivars of coffee that was once grown on the plantation, from which the property derives its name. Today, the carefully selected Arabica & Robusta bushes grow under the two-tier canopy of impressive rosewoods, silver oaks and cluster-fig trees, some of which have stood there for centuries. As an environmentally responsible enterprise, Old Kent Estates ensures that the fragile eco system is sustained and supported. The coffee is shade grown (bird friendly) and UTZ certified.
The coffee that is grown here is exported to Europe which has been recognized by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (IIAS) in Italy, and has won a Gold Medal in an international cupping competition in the Espresso category.
Coffee lovers are discovering new coffee destinations from within the cities all the way to the countryside including the heartland of coffee in India, Coorg.
This workshop provides as excellent opportunity to learn from a certified Q-Grader & connoisseur Marc Tormo, Roastmaster from Barcelona, who has more than 20 years of experience in the international coffee movement.
Harvest with the locals, learn about how coffee is sustainably cultivated in India, while gaining a deeper appreciation of roasting techniques and experience subtle notes hidden in the beans. Learn exciting brewing techniques and impress your friends with your barista skills creating art from the rich froth of your latte.
A unique platform for all coffee lovers, coffee enthusiasts, those trying to make an entry into the coffee world or simply those trying to impress their guests!
Dates: December 6-9, 2019
Venue: Old Kent Estates & Spa
Tariff: Rs. 30,000/- per person, 3 Nights & 4 Days (All Inclusive)
Contact details:
Phone: 9789896454