We are a small producer of niche, superior quality, and high altitude Arabica Coffee, Cardamom and Stevia amongst other products. We are located in the Nilgiris district of the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India. We are a part of the O'Valley group of plantations developed over 150 years ago by an enterprising Scotsman, John Ouchterloney. We at Balmaadi practice a mix of ancient Vedic methods coupled with the Bio-dynamic methods advocated by Rudolf Steiner. We make our own compost, liquid manure and cow horn manure, silica et al. 'Pachagavyam', which is concoction of 5 products from the cow i.e .milk, curd, ghee, dung and urine, are fermented in time honoured proportions and sprayed as a tonic. At sunrise, we salute the sun god and make a small offering invoking his blessings. This is called 'agni hotra'. The ashes from this offering are sprinkled all over the estate as a pest repellent. Stringent standards of excellence as set by Coffee Lab, Bangalore and IMO, Switzerland are our benchmarks. We are proud of our coffee and vouch for its excellence in quality.