Put a Tiger in your tank with Tiger Mountain™ India

by: Mark Bentham on

Put a Tiger in your tank with Tiger Mountain™ India 

Tiger Mountain is part of the Direct Connect Coffee program - run by Australian Coffee importers H Bennett - who donate money from each green bag sold to save the endangered tigers of India.....    

Tasting Notes

Its great being involved in this great industry discovering new beans and blending new award winning Coffee - So I am going to share some of my discoveries with you all through this Blog.

Today I am talking about -------
One of the best single origin coffees on the market today and very hard to get. A shade grown Arabica from the highlands of the Bababudan Giris region, believed to be the birthplace of Indian Coffee. The sensations of aroma, flavour, body and acidity that you enjoy is rooted in these mystical beginnings; it is often said, the Indian coffee grower pours his life into the crop. Is it any wonder then that India has consistently produced and exported a remarkable variety of high-quality coffees for over one hundred and fifty years! Tiger Mountain is no exception. Medium to excellent body with a long chocolaty finish; cup good to high flavour and acidity. A proportion of the raw coffee proceeds are donated to the 21st Century Tiger, which is a unique wild tiger conservation partnership between the Zoological Society of London and Global Tiger Patrol. See more information below...

 So we can have this great coffee freshly roasted and expressed post to your door. Order on line we will ROAST FRESH and the express post to your door. SHOP NOW

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More information 

One hundred years ago 100,000 wild tigers roamed throughout Asia, now there are less than 3,200. In the last 100 years Asia’s wild tiger range has shrunk to only 7% of its indigenous range.

Habitat loss and illegal wildlife trade are the major threats to tigers. Deforestation and population pressures have reduced the tigers range to isolated protected areas with little safe connectivity between them. Demand for tiger parts from Traditional Chinese Medicine and for skins from the growing rich populations of South East Asia, is pushing this animal to extinction.

At Kimberley Coffee Company we have been a proud supporter of Indian tiger conservation since 2010 through our importer Bennetts.  From every bag of Tiger Mountain coffee sold, we donate US$1 to 21stCentury Tiger, a unique fundraising initiative between the Zoological Society of London and Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation in Queensland.

Since inception, 21st Century Tiger has supported a range of projects in India especially in the Western Ghats which holds one of the highest tiger and prey densities anywhere in the world and contains possibly 400 tigers.  A variety of projects have focused on education, environmental impact and protection around the Nagarahole National Park.

During 2014, we will be supporting an innovative project using state-of-the-art technology which will revolutionize our understanding of the behavior and movement of tigers in the wild. (Previously new technology to monitor tigers has been prohibitively expensive and inflexible).

This new and recently developed Mataki technology is an open-source, reprogrammable tracking technology with remote-download to record, in high-resolution, the daily activity patterns of tigers in the wild. Working alongside the existing government-approved project, where tigers are being captured for GPS tracking in Kanha National Park, Mataki tags will provide the monitoring team with much more detailed information than the standard GPS collars.

Ultimately this should provide insights into how tigers respond to different habitat conditions and how prey availability might be linked with behaviour. The team will investigate how habitat change and human disturbance influence tiger activity patterns, which will help conservation scientists understand the implications for tiger survival in the wild.

The study is the first of its kind to track wild tigers in such detail, recording complete daily activity patterns, range of behaviours and hunting techniques. The project can subsequently be scaled up to explore patterns of movement and behaviour in other tiger populations, for example in Nepal and other sites in India.

Stay tuned to the blog as we will be posting regular updates from the project team in Kanha, as we watch this exciting new initiative develop!

To purchase and contribute to this great cause.  SHOP NOW  For more information on the important work being done to save wild tigers, visit the 21st Century Tiger website.