Our Story

As kids who grew up in South Indian homes, the crisp morning air filled with aromatic coffee notes from piping hot coffee was a morning ritual for us. It is this childhood memory that gives us a sense of nostalgia which is deep in our vein and heart. One fine morning while enjoying a hot cup of Madras Kaapi, my husband spurred me to share and spread the joy we have for Kaapi. The rest is history and here we are with the finest Madras Kaapi ready to be shared.

Shilpa, an engineer and an ex-wall street analyst currently manages Madras Kaapi & other projects in Marketing and technology.  Aditya, a Fin-tech expert  supports shilpa in being the partner and advisor to build their passion project, Madras Kaapi.

Love & oodles of Kaapi,
Shilpa & Ady

History of Indian Coffee

Indian coffee has 400 years of history. It started during the 1600 hundreds at the helm of the Mughal dynasty. Legend has it that a Sufi saint named Baba Budan taped 7 coffee beans to his chest (since the Arabs were protective of their coffee) on his way back from Mocha (modern day Mecca) to India. His discovery and love of Qahwah (coffee) on his pilgrimage spurred him to plant the roots of coffee cultivation in the hills of South India. In the years to come, the coffee industry developed in regards to flavour and infrastructure through British and Dutch colonial influence. After Indian independence, the coffee culture stayed strong to its roots and grew in the hands of local farmers. We are proud to be part of a generation that enjoys one of the finest post-colonial, democratic Indian coffee with a rich history and flavour. Coffee by the people, for the people. 
It is this legacy that the Madras Kaapi team strives to represent.