Coffee Planter

Coffee Farmer

Minimum ? No entry barrier, 5th standard passed preferable

Certified training for Coffee Plantation Worker (programme aligned to AGR/Q0203 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

One year prior experience in field (crop) operations

The tasks a Coffee Plantation Worker is expected to perform include:

Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools

Procuring seed material

Preparing the nursery

Cultivating coffee fruit

Harvesting the produce

Selecting and grading the matured fruit

Drying and pulping the coffee manually

Treating with seed ash and fungicide

Marketing and selling the farm produce

Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in coffee farming

Ability to select appropriate site for cultivation of coffee fruit

Proficient in preparing the land for coffee cultivation

Knowledge of seed preparation

Skilled in performing propagation and transplantation

Familiar with nutrient management

Familiar with integrated insect, pest and disease management for field crops

Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post-harvest management

Skilled in basic farm management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Ability to keep up with the latest developments in the variety of coffee and new equipment

Knowledge of basic arithmetic

Hands-on training

Extension training or Krishi Vigyan Kendra training

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common during the harvesting season

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe applicable as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards due to exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, extreme weather conditions, considerable amounts of dust and equipment noise, etc.

For daily wage workers - INR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Demand Trends for Coffee Worldwide

Growing demand in emerging markets like India, China and Brazil bode well for coffee beans over the long term. Steadily rising demand, combined with limited supply from countries where coffee farmers have slowly cut back to favour more profitable crops, will drive dynamics over the next few years. Coffee shops often incorporate other costs into their cup prices, while grocers hedge on commodity prices, fixing them in advance, to stabilize costs. The steadily rising demand for coffee indicates good job prospects for Coffee Plantation Workers in India.


Coffee plantations

Coffee farm owner

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) across the country

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), of different Agricultural Universities in India

Coffee Board of India, Bengaluru, Karnataka