About us

Our Story

Big Cup was born out of the passion of planter families based in Coorg, Karnataka the coffee hub of India.

Most of the top-grade Indian coffee gets exported abroad with only the lower grade coffee being available for consumption in the country. We would like to bring about a change in the coffee culture in India and bring about an appreciation of the premium coffee grown in our backyard. Our mission is to provide quality coffee, harvested right from our estates and provide a world-class coffee experience to our guests without fuss in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

Our mission is to bring you a perfectly brewed "Cuppa from Crop to Cup", served with a warm smile!


Our Estates

Located in Coorg region in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, the coffee served at Big Cup is sourced from the estates owned and managed by the Sandalkad, and Thaikappa Families.

The Western Ghats mountain range, where the farms are located, is one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots of the world and UNESCO heritage site, home to numerous exotic species of flora & fauna. As an environmentally responsible enterprise, we ensure the fragile ecosystem is sustained and preserved. The carefully selected Arabica & Robusta plants grow under the two-tier canopy. Our coffee is bird-friendly and 100% shade grown.

The families have owned and managed coffee plantations since generations and Big Cup is the fusion of the expertise in farming and hospitality.

Sandalkad Group of Estates  manages more than 300 acres of coffee plantation, spices and orange orchards. The Bota family has been into coffee and spices plantation in Coorg for more than 170 years and the business continues to flourish with all zeal. The family-run Woodstock Villas and Honeypot Homes are one of the most-sought-after accommodation options in the mist-clad Coorg.

The Thaikappa family, that hails from Keelakarai, Tamil Nadu has various business interest and made a foray into farming in the 1960s after purchasing the 200-acre estate from descendents of Col. W. R. Wright, founding member of Coorg Planters Association. Today, the family has forayed into tourism and hospitality with the exclusive, boutique resort - Old Kent Estates & Spa located within the coffee plantation.


Coffee Shops

We currently have 3 coffee shops open. Our flagship store is in Coorg, second one at Sharjah and our recent addition at Bhubaneswar. And see you soon, Chennai & Bengaluru! Watch this space.
We are keen to open a dozen outlets across India and welcome discussions with enterprising individuals who believe in our mission & values.