When he is not brewing fresh coffee, Achar may be enticed to narrate how in those days, his father would bring raw coffee seeds from Chikmaglur, roast & powder them in-house, blend the deep brown decoction with buffalo’s milk, and serve the cuppa in brass tumblers. The resultant distinct taste of the hot frothing beverage, relished in every sip, especially when it rained at Talaguppa (500 to 600 inches every year), has been bringing the faithful back to the Acharyas even today.
Hotel Acharya completed an unbroken stint of 125 years during 2018. Mr. Krishnamurthy Acharya, son of the founder, ensures that the edifice (which stands without any foundation!) is filled with the fragrance of coffee at all earthly hours.
Walking along Talaguppa Main Road, one is invariably drawn by the strong aroma of freshly brewed coffee emanating from Hotel Acharya. The seniormost among all eateries here, this Hotel was graced by the visit of His Highness Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar Bahaddur, the King of Mysore during the 19th century, when he was returning from an excursion to Jog Falls. He was so enamoured by the excellent taste of coffee in this environ that he gifted the land on which the Hotel stood, to its owner Sri Seetharama Acharya.
Talaguppa is a village in Sagara Taluk, Shivamogga District, Karnataka State, India. Located on National Highway 206, it is equidistant from Sagara and the famed Jog Falls. A railway terminal point in the heart of Malnad region, Talaguppa is a center for arecanut & paddy cultivation.