We have always prided ourselves as being enablers to an intent and in offering a transparent participative structure to realise member aspirations.
Initiating any activity on ground only after the seed community shapes up, is one of the steps in this direction. This reduces the capital cost on the project and also allows us to focus on the main task as hand i.e. the rejuvenation of the eco-system and the shaping up of a like-minded community.
While the interest in the private estates at Balur has been consistently high, with more than 60 conversations going on; it has not materialised into prospective members issuing cheques of intent. As a result, we have not been able to close the seed community on this one.
The Balur Estate holds a special place in our heart. Being India’s oldest coffee plantation, this is a unique opportunity for members to own a piece of history and an unparalleled legacy. But in spite of what we feel as a firm, we took a decision to not pursue this opportunity beyond October 30th.
So if you have expressed interest but have some queries or concerns, please reach out to Vivekanand on +91 89206 19347 at the earliest and we will be happy to address them. Else, we will go back to the drawing board and think from scratch about a new collective in the hills of Chikmagalur.