Sunalini Menon

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Sunalini Menon
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Born Sunalini Basu
Education Women's Christian College[disambiguation needed]
Occupation Coffee quality control expert

Sunalini N Menon (née Basu) is Asia's first woman professional in the field of coffee tasting, also known as coffee cupping.[1][2][3][4][5] She has been called "Asia's first lady of coffee".[6]

Career[edit]

Until 1995, she was the director of quality control for the Coffee Board of India.[7] following this, she founded her own company, Coffeelab limited, in Bangalore, India.[8][9][10] In 2005 she received aLifetime Achievement Award at the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) in Seattle, United States.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asia's first woman coffee taster is all set to open a Coffee Museum in Bengaluru - The Economic Times". 
  2. ^ Govind, Ranjani. "32 baristas to face-off at Coffee Santhe". 
  3. ^ "Lady between the cup & customer". Commodity on-line. Archived from the original on 2008-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Mangaluru: MSNM organizes talk on coffee, opportunities provided by bean - Daijiworld.com". 
  5. ^ Nerurkar, Sonal. "Leisure". 
  6. ^ Girish, Uma (Fall 2007). "Asia's First Lady of Coffee". Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies. University of California Press. 7 (4): 64–67. JSTOR 10.1525/gfc.2007.7.4.64. doi:10.1525/gfc.2007.7.4.64.  (subscription required)
  7. ^ India. Coffee Board; United Planters' Association of Southern India (1 January 2002). The Connoisseur's book of Indian Coffee. Macmillan India Ltd. 
  8. ^ Indian Coffee: Bulletin of the Indian Coffee Board. Coffee Board. February 2005. 
  9. ^ "The Hindu Opportunities : An interview with Ms. Sunalini Menon, Chief Executive, Coffeelab Private Limited, Bangalore.". 12 February 2002. 
  10. ^ "Not an alien...in coffee land]". The Economic Times. 8 March 2007. 
  11. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/Archives/may52005/metrothurs144236200554.asp