Nestled in the prime coffee growing area in the Northern Ridge of the Shevaroy Hills, the Carrara Group of Estates oversees the working of the Vellakadai Estate. Originally planted by the Short Brothers, the plantations were taken over by the Rajah family who has managed these estates for over seven decades. Vellakadai Estate coffee has a striking cup profile owing to the nuanced processes it undergoes, like the double washed method and sun drying on patios. It has gained renown and is extremely popular in Europe. The Estate’s larger mandate towards sustainable agricultural practices has earned the plantation a UTZ Certification.