Coffee harvest in India begins from November. Arabica Coffee is harvested first
followed by Robusta Coffees and the entire harvesting is completed by end March.
Ripe Cherries are harvested by hand, stripped from the tree with both ripe and over
ripe beans. These processes are called selective picking and stripping. To maximize
the amount of ripe coffees harvested, it is necessary to selectively pick the ripe
coffee beans from the tree by hand and live behind the unripe, green beans to be
harvested at a later time.
The Indian Coffee Trade Association (ICTA) was established at Bangalore during Feb
1993 to conduct coffee auctions. J. THOMAS & CO PVT LTD., a member of ICTA has been
auctioning coffee from the very first sale held on April 1993, currently auctions
are held every Thursdays at the premises of Indian Coffee Board Auction Hall at
Bangalore, only cured coffee (Green Beans) of all varieties are offered for sale
in our catalogue brought out each week.
Coffees sold in the auction per 50 Kgs price. Prices are based on the New York and
London coffee future settlement rates ARABICA Coffee price are based on the New
York terminal closing price and ROBUSTA Coffee price are based on the London terminal
Coffees are offered from all the traditional Southern States producing coffees from
Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala, also Non-Traditional areas coffees from Andhra
Pradesh and from the North East Region are offered through our catalogue.
Certified Specialty coffee and Organic Coffee are also been offered through our
Coffee Producers process and store their coffees in the curing works. Samples are
drawn by the Auctioneers and displayed at the auction. Auctioneers charge the seller
a fee of 1% of the sale value as selling Brokerage.
All sections of trade Exporters, Roasters and Merchant Traders participate in the
weekly auctions and bid for the coffees on offer, as per the quality of coffee samples
displayed each lot is knocked down to the highest bidder if the price meets the