“Tat Tvam Asi” means ‘thou art that’ which signifies we are what we think and create. This ‘Mahavakya’ has become our lifestyle philosophy which is reflected in our farming philosophy.
Tat Tvam Asi Organic Farm is located on the Bababudangiri range at an altitude of 1400 mts above sea level surrounded by biodiverse shola grasslands and montane rainforest in the heart of Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. The region is home to over a 120 plant species over 200 species of birds and host of other mammals and reptiles.
Meeting that demand is no easy task. So over time, farming methods have been developed to maximize production – but often at the expense of human and environmental health. What results is the non organic, conventional coffee that many are used to. So what’s the difference between that and organic coffee?
Why organic? Why shouldn’t we know what we put into our bodies and what effects any harmful foods or products may have in the short or long term on us, let alone be the earth. Being organic, not only makes us sustainable but also makes our coffee special. Refraining form fertilising our soil with chemical fertilisers such as potassium nitrate and ammonium nitrate , we help the fungi network grow naturally. This network of fungi help to dissolve solid nutrients such as phosphates as well as micro nutrient metals which needs to develop the various rich oils that give coffee its deep and rich aroma. This varied profile of oils give Tat Tvam Asi Organic Coffee , its special taste as well as profile. Organic fertilisation of our plants gives it the micronutrients which gives our coffee its unique flavour, even though the body of our cherries wouldn’t be that big and aft as an inorganic bean.