Coffee was conveyed to Chikmagalur by Sufi holy person from Yemen "Baba buda". In the first place espresso estates mushroomed in Bababudan Giri slopes and later spread to different parts of Chikmagalur. There are two assortments of espresso Arabica assortment and Robusta assortment of espresso. Arabica assortment of espresso is developed in higher heights and Robusta assortment of espresso is developed in bring down rises of Chikmagalur.
Arabica Coffee plants are predominately shade adoring plants and need rich tree overhang cover while Robusta assortment requires halfway shade and a greater amount of sunlight. The idea of Coffee estate remain in Chikmagalur was presented by British where the officers of British raj spend their late spring a very long time in slopes of Chikmagalur to escape from the warmth of fields.