"A lot can happen over coffee," says the motto for India's largest retail cafe chain, Cafe Coffee Day.
This is very hard to disagree with considering the fortunes of a young man from Chikamagalur, Karnataka, who grew up on his parent's coffee plantations and turned into a business pioneer in the new India.
If VG Siddhartha, chairman of Coffee Day Holdings, weren't so successful, you would probably think he has a focussing problem, considering the seemingly unwieldy sprawl that makes up his conglomerate.
His business empire now straddles coffee plantations, coffee retailing, furniture, agriculture, logistics, wealth management and hospitality with estimated revenues of around Rs 2,500 crore.
Text: Business Standard
Image Courtesy: Cafe Coffee Day