Valliappa Plantation

“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”-Thomas Jefferson

This quote sums up our foray into agriculture, more specifically into spices and coffee.

The Baba Budan mountain range in Chikmagalur is home to The Sona Group’s Lalbagh Estate. These coffee plantations cover a massive 1300 acres, where both varieties of coffee, viz. Arabica and Robusta are grown. The famous Baba Budan, a 17 th century Sufi saint, was responsible for introducing India to coffee when he brought the first coffee seeds back from his Mecca pilgrimage. It is to honour him that this entire mountain range was named after him. This is where he sowed the first coffee seeds and this is where we carry forward that legacy through the finest coffee plantations in India. We also have coffee plantations in Coorg- the Yemmegoondie Estate-which is one of the oldest estates in India to produce the finest quality coffee.

What's unique about our beans is their weight and iron content. Our coffee beans are heavier with high iron content. As a result, the world depends on us for its coffee requirements. In fact, 600 tons of it! Here’s what our clients have to say.

Our spices aren't far behind; pepper, cardamom and other spices cater to palates in India and abroad. In fact, our entire production of pepper, 25 tons of it, is exported all over the world!