Farm Produce

The Mojo Plantation spice farm is located in one of the highest rainfall zones of Kodagu District, Karnataka. At 1100m altitude, we receive 3500–5000mm (200 inches) of rain annually, most of it between June and September. The plantation is also densely forested with native trees. While this environment places limitations on the types and quantities of crops we can grow, it creates its own unique flavours which are reflected in the excellent quality of our organic produce.

Crops grown here are cardamom, coffee, black pepper, vanilla, kokam, fruits and some tree spices.

Coffee

Coffee packaging

Coffea (Coffee) is grown in the shade of the rainforest trees and the ripe red berries are handpicked, sun-dried, hulled, monsooned to get it its unique flavour, graded, roasted and ground, all at the farm. Our coffee is a special blend between the arabica and robusta varieties and gives a strong brew best tasted as a mocca or espresso. Caffeine contributes to its stimulating and refreshing effect, and coffee has been found to eliminate lethargy, headaches, drowsiness, decreases the risk of gall and kidney stones, and asthma. Coffee is widely used by naturopaths to treat hayfever and depression. Traditionally, it was also used to treat malarial patients.

We also produce one of the world's most exclusive varieties of Civet Coffee. It is produced from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by wild Brown Palm Civets which are endemic to this region. After collecting and manual processing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee widely recognized as one of the most exclusive in the world.

Shade-grown, roasted for mocha and espresso; hand-graded into a special blend.

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180
100gm packs

Cardamom

Cardamom cloves

Elletaria cardamomi (Cardamom)—the 'queen of spices' is native to these forests and is cultivated in the shade of rainforest trees. The pods of cardamom are hand picked through the monsoons, dried in wood based kilns, and used for their amazing flavour in sweets, desserts, vegetable and meat curries, biryanis, teas, etc. Cardamom is also valued for its healing and curative properties on account of its high volatile oil content and used for strengthening digestion activities, counteracting nausea, in aroma therapy, as a diuretic and in relieving headaches.

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Hand-graded

400
100gm packs

Black Pepper

Black pepper

Piper nigrum (Black Pepper)—Hand picked from vines which grow on the native jungle trees, black pepper is rich with volatile oils that make it known as the "king of spices". It aids in digestion, anti-flatulence, relieves sore throats, has anti-oxidant properties, enhances general metabolism and forms an intrinsic part of all indian and much of continental cuisine.

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180
100gm packs

Kokam

Kokam

Garcinia cambogia (Kokam) are beautiful trees growing abundantly in the plantation and the fruits are harvested for their culinary and medicinal value. The fruits have hydroxycitric acid (HCA) as an active ingredient which interferes with an enzyme associated with fat metabolism and seems to reduce the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol. It is being used now to combat obesity. It can be cooked with meats, fish, vegetables, in a curry or stew form and gives a delicious flavour to the food.

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200
100gm packs

Vanilla

Vanilla

Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla)—introduced from Central and South America, vanilla flowers are hand pollinated and the beans are cured manually to yield the amazingly fragrant pods. These are valued as aromatic stimulants and can be used to flavour sweets, ice creams, beverages, or in cosmetics. Vanilla was used traditionally as a remedy for hysteria, low fevers, impotency, and enhancing sensory nervous system. Vanillin can be eluted or used as beans.

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Whole beans and extract

250
1 grade A bean

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Certified Organic Products

To order any of our Certified Organic Products, just email us at rainforestours@gmail.com with your requirements and address, and the order will be expedited against advance payment. (NEFT transfer for domestic orders and Paypal for international).

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Mojo Plantation is certified by
IMO Control India

Proceeds from the sale of this produce support our environmental NGO.