A warm aroma of coffee beans and the hiss of the an espresso machine greet me in the heart of Araku Valley. I am at the Araku Valley Coffee Museum, about 130 kilometres from Visakhapatnam. Along with the heady smell of coffee I also take in the journey of this bean to this location. Coffee was introduced to Andhra Pradesh in 1898 by a Britisher N S Brodie during 1898. I also learn that India holds a unique position in world coffee sector being the sixth largest producer of coffee, and that more than 98 % coffee growers in the country are small farmers. Did you know that coffee is grown in the shade, employing environmentally sustainable methods? I do now.