Updated: Jan 24
For those who do not know what is Kaapi-Shastra, it is a 5 days crash course conducted by the Coffe Board of India on Coffee Roasting, Brewing and Retailing conducted at the coffee board head office in Bangalore. This is offline training and a full-day course.
So for those who have attended this 5-day training programme with an ambition that you will be launching your own Coffee brand or getting more information on coffee or blending your own coffee or just you were keen to know more about your favourite beverages you must be thinking what next after these 5 days? Some of you might have even completed the Kaapi-Shastra course a few years ago with no further trusted support that you could rely on.
If you are the one who is bombarded with these questions
1) who to contact to get more help?
2) can someone be my mentor?
3) can someone say what is right or wrong in my appraoch?
4) can someone be my guide in this new journey?
5) I want to talk to someone about coffee but who do I connect with?
6) Should I launch filter coffee or Roasted beans or Green Coffee or Instant coffee or Flavoured Instant or all of these?
I am here to answer all questions...
Who am I?
My Name is Prashanth Nagaraj, I am a Coffee professional who has been with relatives and family growing coffee for a long time now.
I am Software Professional by Education, Worked in MultiNational IT companies for more than 10+ years in diverse work locations in India, the USA and Central Europe.
I have represented Indian Coffee across the globe in various trade shows in Germany, Belgium, France, Ukraine, UAE, Japan, South Korea, China and Russia organized by the coffee board of India.
Supports FPO’s in Tribal Coffee growing areas of Araku Valley, Paderu and Chintapalli.
Advisory for Export documentation, Blend Creation, packing design and marketing.
Mentor at Atal Incubation Center-Central Coffee Research Institute-Center for Entrepreneurship Development (AIC CCRI CED)
I conduct coffee classes related to Coffee Quality and management, Costing of coffee and Insurance and finding International buyers for coffee at Atal Incubation Center-Central Coffee Research Institute-Center for Entrepreneurship Development (AIC CCRI CED)
Consultant for Coffee and Cocoa Private Labels and Exports.
I consult for D2C brands, startups and mid-sized organizations.
Advantages of having a consultant for your brand or company
For businesses small, medium, or large, hiring a consultant can be a huge time-saver, and a real asset to growth, while removing direct pressure from business owners.
Consultants can provide expertise and an objective eye to help guide a business.
Consultants work closely with business owners and managers to help identify challenges, offer advice, and propose practical solutions.
Let's understand the top 5 values that a consultant like Prashanth can bring to the table.
The main values of consultants include their knowledge, expert skills, and influence. Because consultants work with a variety of businesses, they may have a much broader and deeper knowledge of business trends, industry challenges, and new technologies and processes
2. Cost Savings
When you hire a consultant, you pay only for the services that you need, when you need them. This can provide substantial savings over the long run as you save costs to reduce the cost to reinvest or start something from scratch.
3. Time Savings
The experience of consultants means that they know best practices already.
Consultants provide a useful distance from business challenges; they are not emotionally invested in operations in the same way that business owners are and they can more easily identify and address challenges, whether the issue is implementing a new blend or completing a merger or acquisition.
Consultants do not offer a one-size-fits-all solution. Their value comes in learning about each client’s business and goals and tailoring advice and strategy consulting to the specific challenges that the business faces.
Most of the frequently asked questions have been already complied, if you still have any questions please feel free to reach out to us.
Can i hire your service per hour?
Yes, i do consult per hour basis, click on contact and share your details
Since i a new brand and i want someone to guide us for a long time
I do consult only a few brands on long term retainer basis, if you are luck we can work together.
What are your fees?
While i love to work and support start ups my fee structure is the lowest in the country so far and it varies depending on your needs and my time involvement.
I want a launch a filter coffee brand and i need just blends
Just blends will also be provided
I want to know where to get coffee sourced can you connect with them
Depending on the type of coffee you need i can connect you
We want you to come and teach at our College University for Hotel management students is that possible?
While i love to teach students so please contact and we can discuss further.
I live in Delhi or Mumbai or Kolkata i need you to visit us for a day and teach is this possible?
If you are looking for me to travel to your place it is possible only if my dates are free and if you can bear the travel fees too along with consultation fee.
We want to experiment something new in coffee is this something you are open to?
Any Innovation in coffee I am up for it.