Merthi Subbangudigy Estate
Merthi Subbangudigy Estate, popularly known as M.S. Estate, is part of Balanoor Plantation and Industries, was incorporated in 1937. Currently, it is being run by fourth and fifth generations of Balanoor Plantation Mr. Ashok Kuriyan and his son Rohan Kuriyan. M.S estate lies amidst the Sahyadri ranges of the Western Ghats in Chikmagalur, extending over an area of 600 hectares. The annual production is approximately 500 tons. Eighty percent of Arabica is washed coffee while twenty percent is prepared by natural method.
Several geographical features related to its location at an elevation of 4500 feet, ensure copious rainfall, shady rainforest and rich soil. Together, these help in enhancing the quality of coffee grown in M.S Estate
Elevation: 4500 Feet
Plantation Certification: Rainforest, Organic (Allocated Area)