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Chikmagalur: Our Coffee quest journey

May 2017 trip to India seems to be going nice and sunny. For starters I attended and ate at a couple of weddings. And then set out on a trip to Malnad.

Road trip to Malnad had been on my mind for some time already. But I wasn't convinced it was the best idea because the roads were never very well maintained. And the recent increase of traffic was not encouraging me either. But May of 2017 changed it all. Before I get dramatic about this, our start at 6.30 helped the cause. No traffic woes from south Bangalore until Tumkur road. The new bridge seemed good (new for my NRI self, I heard it is 2011 built)  And 4 tolled roads connecting Bangalore to Hassan just meant a smooth ride for us. I haven't even driven in Bangalore in 3 years and I was confident to drive. Impressed.
Now back to the coffee trail, we started the second morning from Kigga and drove towards Chikmagalur. At Jayapura we tried some fresh beans. None of these shops sell beans. They sell powdered coffee. But Chikma…

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