Sunalini Menon

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Sunalini Menon
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OccupationCoffee quality control expert

Sunalini N Menon 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]


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


  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 -".
  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. doi:10.1525/gfc.2007.7.4.64. JSTOR 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. Archived from the original on 12 February 2002.
  10. ^ "Not an coffee land]". The Economic Times. 8 March 2007.
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