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By: Coffee Board  10/12/2011

Central Coffee Research InstituteThe Central Coffee Research Institute, established during 1925, is located in the heartland of coffee tracts, near Balehonnnur in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. Research activities:
The Institute is involved in intensive research in the disciplines of Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, Plant Physiology, Pathology, Entomology and Post-harvest Technology. Team:
Around 60 scientific and technical personnel are involved in carrying out research in various disciplines.

Divisions & Facilities: Research farm: 130 hectares of land where about 80 hectares are cultivated with coffee Laboratory: The institute has a well-equipped laboratory facility for research Central library: with a vast collection of books and periodicals on coffee, other plantation crops and other agricultural crops Training Section: Regular training programmes are conducted for estate managers and supervisory personnel of the coffee plantations and also for the extension officers of the Coffee Board.
UNDP and USDA recognize this Training facility for extending training to foreign nationals on coffee cultivation. So far personnel from Ethiopia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, M/s. Nestle International, Singapore have been trained at this Institute. Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology division:
Established in Mysore, exclusive research in bio-technology and molecular biology is conducted here to supplement/ complement the conventional breeding programs in developing high yielding, pest and disease resistant varieties. Quality Control Division:
Located at Coffee Board's Head Office in Bangalore, it has been actively collaborating with other research disciplines in upgrading the quality of coffee in the cup. Regional research stations:
In order to test the research findings emanating from the main institute at different agro-climatic zones and also to evolve location specific technologies, regional research stations were established in important coffee growing regions in a phased manner. The regional stations of Central Coffee Research Institute include the following:
  • Coffee Research Sub-station (CRSS), Chettalli in Coorg district of Karnataka
  • Regional Coffee Research Station (RCRS), R.V. Nagar in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh
  • Regional Coffee Research Station (RCRS), Chundale in Wayanad district of Kerala
  • Regional Coffee Research Station (RCRS), Thandigudi in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu
  • Regional Coffee Research Station (RCRS), Diphu in Karbi Anglon district of Assam
Together the network of Coffee research in India represents major coffee growing regions and their diverse agro-climatic conditions.

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The Coffee Board introduced a nominal charging system for the various technical and advisory services rendered by its Research Department, for the benefit of coffee planting community & others connected with coffee. The Research Department of Coffee Board plays a vital role in rendering necessary technical support to the coffee grower sector.