A Union Made in Coffee


Seven Beans Coffee Company is a ‘bean-to-cup’ enterprise between Indian coffee planters and Italian roasters. The perfect blend of talents; coffee grown in the hills of Chikmagalur is roasted by Italian hands to produce exquisite gourmet coffees – assured to elevate the senses.

Timeline

India
1895
Nakre Yellappa Shetty forays into family business of agriculture in South Canara
1920
Yellappa Shetty expands business to Chikmagalur taking advantage of complimentary working seasons
1921
Yellappa Shetty begins supply and management of labour to British owned plantations in Chikmagalur
1925
Charmakki Narayan Shetty forays into family business of agriculture in South Canara
1928
Yellappa Shetty is bestowed with the title of ‘Munser’ or ‘Chief’, a testament to the reputation he maintained amongst British plantation owners and the 150 workers under his direction
1940
Yellappa Shetty purchases Kerekhan Estate, the first of many owned by the Shetty family
1945
Narayan Shetty diversifies business, forays into infrastructure construction of Indian Government projects
1965
Narayan Shetty purchases Woddaegudda Estate, the pride of Seven Beans Coffee Company
1985
Narayan Shetty takes keen interest in future of Indian agriculture
1988
Narayan Shetty purchases Ashirwad Estate
1994
Narayan Shetty purchases Ashtalakshmi Estate
1997
Narayan Shetty’s daughter, Sumitra Shetty, purchases Urubage Estate
2007
Sumitra Shetty’s sons, Abhijit & Advith Shetty, begin career in group’s construction company
2013
Abhijit & Advith Shetty form partnership with Dr.Dante Cagliari to open coffee Roastery in India
2015
Seven Beans Coffee Company Roastery begins production in Chikmagalur, India

 

Italy
1880
Cagliari family relocates from Italy to Brazil to learn about coffee trading
1908
Coffee trading company ‘Anderson Clayton’ set up, in Sao Paolo, Brazil
1909
Brazilian Coffee Institute (state agency) sends Dante Cagliari’s grandfather to market Brazilian Coffee in 1st ever coffee exhibition in Bordeaux, France
1910
Cagliari family opens Roastery named ‘San Paulo’ in Bordeaux
1912
Cagliari family moves back to Italy and opens Roastery ‘San Paulo’ in Modena
1939
Fascist takeover of ‘San Paulo’ Roastery by the church during the war
1942
‘San Paulo’ Roastery reopened and rebuilt post war
1951
‘San Paulo’ split among 3 sons as Caffe Roberta, Caffe Cagliari & San Paulo
1963
Dante Cagliari completes thesis in commodity economics at University of Bologna
1964
Dante pioneers research & invention of coffee refractometer at University of Bologna
1965
Dante joins his family business at ‘San Paulo’ Roastery
2000
‘San Paulo’ Roastery rebranded as Caffé L’antico
2012
Caffé L’antico’s client list includes presence in 42 countries
2013
Dr.Dante Cagliari forms partnership with Abhijit & Advith Shetty to open Roastery in India
2015
Seven Beans Coffee Company Roastery begins production in Chikmagalur, India

 


Chikmagalur, India


1895 – Nakre Yellappa Shetty (Great paternal grandfather to current generation) is born into an agricultural family, working farms in South Canara


1920 – Yellappa Shetty begins working in Chikmagalur to compliment working seasons in South Canara


1925 – Charmakki Narayan Shetty (Great maternal grandfather) born into an agricultural family working areca nut plantations in South Canara


1921 – Yellappa Shetty begins supply and management of labour to British owned plantations in Chikmagalur


1928 – Yellappa Shetty is bestowed with the title of ‘Munser’ or ‘Chief’, a testament to the reputation he maintained amongst British plantation owners and the 150 workers under his wing


1940 – Yellappa Shetty goes on to buy Kerekhan estate which is still owned by the Shetty family


1945 -50 – Narayan Shetty makes a foray into construction – a necessary diversion before getting back into agriculture


1965 – Narayan Shetty buys Woddaegudda estate


1985 – Narayan Shetty makes the shift back to agriculture, taking a keen interest in coffee plantations


1988 – Narayan Shetty buys Ashirwad estate


1994 – Narayan Shetty buys Ashtalakshmi estate


2012 – Great grandchildren (Abhijit and Advith Shetty) forge partnership with Italian coffee roasters to form Seven Beans Coffee Company


Modena, Italy


1880 – Cagliari family relocates from Italy to Brazil to learn about coffee trading


1909 – Coffee trading company ‘Anderson Clayton’ set up, in Sao Paolo, Brazil


1909 – Brazilian Coffee Institute (agency of state) sends Dante’s grandfather to represent Brazilian Coffee in 1st ever coffee exhibition in Bordeaux, France


1910 – Family opens roastery ‘San Paulo’ in Bordeaux


1912 – Family moves back to Italy and opens roastery ‘San Paulo’ in Modena


1939 – Fascist takeover of ‘San Paulo’ roastery by the church during the war


1942 – ‘San Paulo’ roastery reopened (and company is rebuilt post war)


1951 – ‘San Paulo’ split into 3 companies, among 3 brothers (Caffe Roberta, Caffe Cagliari & San Paulo)


1963 – Dante completes thesis in commodity economics of coffee at University of Bologna


1964 – Dante invents and pioneers use of laser diffraction for particle size analysis of coffee


1965 – Dante joins the family business at ‘San Paulo’


1970 – Company name changed from ‘San Paulo’ to ‘I.T.C. Srl’


2000 – Company ‘I.T.C. Srl.’ Branded as ‘Caffe’ L’Antico’


2012 – Dante forges a partnership with Indian coffee planters to form Seven Beans Coffee Company