The word pepper, derived from the Sanskrit word 'pipalli', is the King of Spices, and is valued for its characteristic penetrating aroma and hot, pungent taste. At Tata Coffee, pepper is cultivated as an intercrop with coffee, utilising the tall trees planted to provide natural shade to coffee as support trees for pepper vines.
With over 13.5 lakh tree standards with pepper and an annual production of 1000 metric tonnes, TATA Coffee accounts for 1.5% of India's total pepper production, making it the largest producer of this spice in the country. With centralized grading and cleaning facilities and state-of-the-art quality control laboratory, the company is a leading exporter of white pepper with a considerable quantity of black pepper also reaching the export markets.
For more information about our pepper plantations, visit www.tatacoffee.com/business_units/plantations/pepper.htm