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Coffee Enthusiasts

Review of Kerehaklu
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 Mar 2022via mobile
Kerehaklu is a must stop for any coffee enthusiast. We were served some delicious speciality coffee and taken on a tour of the production unit. We learnt a lot about coffee and the challenges for a grower.

There are multiple trails through the estate which shares a boundary with a forest. Ajoy the estate guardian and owner took us through two trails, showed us historically significant trees and plants and told us stories about the jackfruit loving elephant and tiger spotting. We were accompanied by Kiwi the lovely estate dog.

Food was great. The cottages are beautifully constructed timber structures with clean bathrooms. Their is a sit out for each cottage with ample privacy.
Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: I would recommend one goes during harvesting season and asking ahead for some of their coffee.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this review
Responded 12 Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu and the very kind sentiments you have expressed. We are glad to note that you had a comfortable stay here. With our very best wishes to both of you from all of us here.
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Reviewed 22 March 2022

Kerehaklu is a beautiful property and Ajoy was a welcoming host making our stay really enjoyable. He took us around the estate and gave us a lot of insights on coffee. It definitely exceeded our expectations and we didn't want to come back. A perfect detox. To add, the food made by Raju and Bhagya was brilliant and well curated for the two days. Will definitely visit again!

Date of stay: March 2022
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2022

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Kerehaklu. We are glad to note you had a comfortable stay here and will look forward to seeing you again. With best wishes to both of you.

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Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

We had attended a brilliant workshop conducted by Pranoy and his father, Ajoy. Suffice to say, it exceeded our expectations. We spent 3 days learning about their plantation, the lives of the locals and just everyday things. Our rooms were clean and cozy, and we had the heartiest home cooked food.

It was a work trip turned serendipitous vacation. Would definitely be coming back soon!

Room tip: Days tend to get a little hot in the summer. Plan your trip accordingly. Also carry enough clothes. You'll be sending a lot of time outdoors
Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu! We are also glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and will look forward to seeing you again. With best wishes.

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Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

Very insightful workshop and awesome stay at the Kerehaklu estate! Highly recommended!
The workshop spanned three days covering coffee plantation tours, coffee picking, processing, roasting and finally cupping

Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu! We are also glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. With best wishes.

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Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

Eight of us (all involved in the coffee industry) attended a 3 day coffee workshop at Kerehaklu hosted by Mr.Ajoy and Pranoy Thipaiah, owners of Kerehaklu Estate. We occupied all 4 cabins at their homestay for 3 days and 2 nights.

Apart from the workshop itself, we found the cabin to be beautifully rustic, spacious enough, very tidy and comfortable. You can see that the wood used to make the cabin originates from within the estate. Mr. Thipaiah has also used Coffee wood stumps very creatively. The cabins are tucked into the Estate but bordering the forest boundary, opening up the best of both worlds.

Coming to the food, the dining area is located very close by to the cabins and we were well looked after by Raju and Bhagya (Hope I haven't mixed up the names) cooking up some great South Indian delectables throughout the three day. They mixed things up really well so no meal tasted like the previous one.

The super knowledgeable combination of Father and Son both focused on Estate operations will definitely offer a detailed insight into Coffee production and moreover, the life of coffee producers living remotely in the hills of Chikmagalur which is an eye opener particularly for City folks.

I'm sure you'll enjoy Kerehaklu as much as I did!

Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu! We are also glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was our pleasure hosting you. With best wishes.

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Reviewed 22 February 2022 via mobile

Waking up in this farm that’s surrounded by so many trees was just blissful. The food and the staff are the loveliest people. But my highlight of the trip was the farm tour where I hugged a massive 400 yr old tree.
Thanks for being so kind and having built this wonderful place Ajoy. And your dog kiwi is the cutest thing ever!

The place is comfortably reachable by road. 4 of us drove down to it and stayed for 2 days where all our meals were sorted. So all we had to do was sit and have a peaceful time and not worry about any amenities. Everytime we went into the dining area, we’d be excited to see what was served. It was a surprise everytime and the taste always reminded me of home. I’m really greatful for this place and the people who run it.

Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu. We are extremely grateful to you for the kind sentiments that you have expressed therein and are also glad to note that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay here. With our best wishes to all of you.

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