'Coffee Santhe' draws aficionados

'Coffee Santhe' draws aficionados

It was a joyous beginning to the weekend for coffee enthusiasts in the City. The two-day ‘Coffee Santhe’ which took off at Rangoli Art Centre here on Saturday was brimming with coffee lovers, both young and old. 

Even children were found tasting some of the brews on display as parents seemed to be lenient towards them. There were senior citizens, who, accompanied by their family, had come all the way just to get a whiff of the fest. 

Curious visitors were taken through the process of coffee cultivation at one stall, while at another, they got to sip coffee for free. Bayer’s, Hatti Kaapi and Coffee Day were among some of the brands that had their stock on display. 

Art work inspired by coffee plantation and coffee berries attracted visitors. Coffee mugs, filters and even accessories made from coffee beans were part of the exhibition. Apart from this, quiz, lucky draw and story telling sessions were being organised. The Santhe was more than just about coffee and berries. Coffee-flavoured savouries were also on sale. 

While some found the experience memorable, for other ardent devotees of coffee, however, the Santhe did not match up to their expectations. Sahana P, a homemaker who hoped to find unique brews, was disappointed. 

“I came here hoping to buy good quality coffee powder. However, there was nothing extraordinary. Also, I had heard about coffee bean accessories and was curious to see it. I was disappointed on this count too, as it did not appeal to me.” 

The Coffee Santhe, organised by Women Coffee Alliance India, will be open on January 12 as well. This Santhe comes ahead of the Indian International Coffee Festival which will begin from January 21. 

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