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Amdavad’s millionaire chai wallahs

DNAHM89889 | 8/23/2015 | Author : Niyati Parikh-Deshpande | WC :585

City’s new-age tea brewers make anywhere from `60 lakh to a few crores a year
Many have expanded to Vadodara & Surat

Ahmedabad: Despite the new cappuccino-dominated café culture on the high streets of Ahmedabad, tea continues to dominate as an Amdavadi’s sure cure for the thirst of a beverage. With around twenty tea cafés and lounges coming up across the city in the past couple of years, Amdavadis are now spoilt for choice, when it comes to tea. What’s more? Tea café owners are making anywhere from Rs60 lakh to Rs3-4 crore per annum, making it a roaring market with café owners, tea companies, and new-age entrepreneurs, all vying for a share.
Professionals turned entrepreneurs, Devendra Khuman and Kandarp Upadhyay, began with their venture Chai Wai, two years ago. Now they have seven outlets in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar and plan to expand within a
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