Tribute To Cafe Coffee Day Founder VG Siddhartha|The Man Who Elevated The Coffee Drinking Experience

By Brian Lemay 100 comments


The sandwich is quite alright, but that
bread certainly is interesting. The coffee is well made. Just the right strength that you want in your coffee. Hi folks, we’re on the Mysore-Bangalore highway. And we’re driving towards Bangalore. We’ve just crossed Mandya and we’re approaching Maddur shortly. Now a few days ago, the world of coffee lost one of its greatest ambassadors… … Mr. V.G. Siddhartha, the founder of Café Coffee Day. I’m sure to most of you across the country… … Café Coffee Day is much more than a spot where you just go and grab a coffee. Like many of you, I’ve experienced Café Coffee Day for many years now. From the time that they first opened… … Café Coffee Day grow as a brand over
the last 23 years. And of course, I’ve drunk many a coffee at the various… … CCD outlets across the country. So I thought it would be fitting to do a special episode… … as a tribute to Mr. V.G. Siddhartha… … and the legacy that he leaves behind… … in the world of coffee. One Americano. Café Coffee Day always has the friendliest of people serving you, and I think that’s what makes it… … even nicer, because… … especially when you’re on the highway, you’ve been driving, you’ve been riding for a while… … and then you come across a Café Coffee Day. Wherever you are… … when you want that cup of coffee or when you want to just stop, take a break… … you want to catch up with somebody… … you know, over a cup of coffee, you immediately start looking for a Café Coffee Day. Because you know there will be a Café Coffee Day somewhere around you! And that’s such a remarkable journey from the time that the first… … Café Coffee Day was established in 1996. I remember it clearly, because ’96 is the year that I moved to Bangalore. And at that time, Café Coffee Day… … I don’t know if it was called Café Coffee Day or was it called Coffee Day I’m not very sure. But they had an outlet on Brigade Road. That was the first café. And the interesting thing here was that this was an internet café. Today we take… … the world wide web and internet for granted. Everybody’s got the net on their phone, right? We’ve got 4G connections. We’re heading into 5G, but back then… … getting access to the internet was a big thing. And that too, getting access to the internet and… … you know, sipping on a cup of coffee while you were… … browsing the net, checking your mail or whatsoever. Thank you. Mmmh. I’ve ordered the Americano. The coffee is well-made. Just the right strength… … that you want in your coffee. It’s also got a… … you know, slightly, fruity character. I’ve also got myself a Tandoori Chicken Sandwich… … in a multigrain bread. Of course, these are not exactly gourmet sandwiches. But I think the food has certainly come a long way. You know, the bread in itself looks very interesting. Studded with all sorts of… … healthy speckles. You’ve got the flax seeds, you’ve got the oats, perhaps some pumpkin seeds. Mmmh. It’s my first meal of the day. So it’s only
fitting that I have bread. The sandwich is quite alright, but that bread,
certainly is interesting. I think what Café Coffee Day did was, it made the act of drinking coffee fashionable. So coffee got transformed from something that your parents drank or something that your uncle drank… … to something that was hip. Something
that became cool. And I think, in a way, Café Coffee Day really brought about that whole culture… … of drinking and appreciating coffee. It took a drink that was perceived to be an… … older person’s fuddy-duddy beverage… … to something that became very hip and very cool. I also remember when, you know, I started Food Lovers or when I was… … mulling Food Lovers and we were
planning it all together… … we didn’t have money for an office. We didn’t have an office actually. So, Café Coffee Day would become the office… … would become the place where we would meet. So Café Coffee Day was where we did a lot of planning as we set up Food Lovers. And I’m sure that’s also the case for many people… … with Café Coffee Day. I think it’s a place where a lot of things got planned… … where a lot of ideas got planned which eventually led to large corporations. So most of you know that I love motorcycling. And, you know, I like to motorcycle long distances. Now when you’re riding out, you’re riding
in the sun, it’s hot. Sometimes you’re riding through the rain.
Sometimes it’s cold So every once in a while, every few hours, you want to take a break. And when you want to take a break, you want to look for a place that’s… … conducive to taking a break, where you know your motorcycles are going to be safe… … where you can relax a bit. Perhaps enjoy some great coffee, nibble on something. So when we find that Coffee Day sign, it’s always a… … you know, we always heave a sigh of relief, because we know we can go there… … and relax for a bit before commencing on the ride. So, over the last many years, I’ve enjoyed… … countless cups of coffee over many, many experiences at Café Coffee Day. And the tagline for Café Coffee Day says,
“A lot can happen over coffee.” Well, at least for me, and I’m sure for
many of you out there… … a lot, indeed, has happened over coffee
at Café Coffee Day. So here’s to the legacy that you leave behind,
Mr. Siddhartha… … in Café Coffee Day.

100 Comments

Food Lovers TV

Aug 8, 2019, 6:25 am Reply

Hi folks! This video is a heartfelt tribute to Mr V G Siddhartha, thank you for watching. Let us know what you thought of this video in the comments. If you'd like to support what we do, please visit: https://www.foodlovers.in/reader-contribution/ Follow me on instagram for more on delicious food @kripalamanna or https://www.instagram.com/kripalamanna/ Cheers!

Haridas S

Aug 8, 2019, 6:26 am Reply

All things said, suicide is not a good option

DeM0_o

Aug 8, 2019, 6:30 am Reply

Suicide is never an option….

kingston Teffy Roy

Aug 8, 2019, 6:37 am Reply

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Ranganath Deshpande

Aug 8, 2019, 6:39 am Reply

Last video when I watched there were around 94k subscribers now for the next video itself FL tv is nearing almost 100k . kudos for kripal's beautiful presentation, ur channel really deserve much more than 100k subscribers for all the effort u and your team has put to bring up this channel. All the best. I will wait eagerly for more and more videos from FL tv.

Gaurav Agarwal

Aug 8, 2019, 6:46 am Reply

One of your best video till date..!!!you have given me more reasons to follow your video.
Gaurav from Assam 😊

Ganesh Ramanathan

Aug 8, 2019, 6:56 am Reply

Right time. Right upload.
Thanks ji

sm k

Aug 8, 2019, 6:57 am Reply

Hats off to Shri. V.G. Siddhartha!

Nikhil Parmar

Aug 8, 2019, 6:59 am Reply

Generous tribute to Indian Coffee culture ambassador…he provided perfect place for many love birds, startup, friends gangs and many groups…🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Rock Star

Aug 8, 2019, 6:59 am Reply

A fitting tribute… 🙏

Divya siddalingappa

Aug 8, 2019, 7:00 am Reply

Wow! that seems to b great sir. its really glad to make a tributary episode at CCD n big hands-off to Mr. Siddhartha, who showed a desi coffee taste of chikmagalur to the world n ruled a cofee kingdom for about 23 yrsss….

Divya siddalingappa

Aug 8, 2019, 7:01 am Reply

Thank u sooo much for this episode Mr.kripal👍

D G Dharshan

Aug 8, 2019, 7:06 am Reply

You have taken food blogging to a whole new level sir , hat's off sir

Obama Trump

Aug 8, 2019, 7:06 am Reply

Love u so much please married me

RAMACHANDRAN R RAM

Aug 8, 2019, 7:16 am Reply

When i was viewing this episode Tears filled my eyes ..Great presentation to the Cafe Coffee day Founder Mr V G Siddharta who will be always remembered any one having a Sip of Coffee …

Jonathan Benjamin

Aug 8, 2019, 7:23 am Reply

The food is good at Ccd but the best coffee in India is barista cafe try it

shanmuganathan venkatesan

Aug 8, 2019, 7:34 am Reply

Dear Mr.Kripal , It was at the right time you had paid your tribute to the founder of Cafe Coffee Day.Thank you very much.

Mahesh

Aug 8, 2019, 7:38 am Reply

Nice articulation .. almost crossed 99k. Hope to cross 100k soon.. All the best.

kapil soni

Aug 8, 2019, 7:39 am Reply

great great work respect

Allan Martin

Aug 8, 2019, 7:48 am Reply

Loads of memories, lot of dates, meetings, getting to know new people, whiling away time! Wow, what a contribution to society. Sad he went the way he did.

Sadashivaananda Ananda

Aug 8, 2019, 7:56 am Reply

nice video , thank you sir

Monu Danesh Surendran

Aug 8, 2019, 8:17 am Reply

I remember the outlet on Brigade road so well that I had did a story on Coffee for an online bangalore portal. As the outlet like Kripal rightly says was known more for its internet usage with over 10 large screen terminals and coffee if required on the side. There was guns 'n' roses playing on the speakers as I browsed and sipped on good coffee. It seemed so strange then coz the Indian Coffee House on M.G. Road was the temple of coffee for die hard fans that included journos and other regulars or the stand up Darshini cafes with by 2 filter coffee. If I am not mistaken the earliest coffee plant brought into India by Baba Budan was in Siddhartha's coffee estate. I used to call coffee as the 'Hellish Brew' coz its beans kept the sufis alive and whirling in the night, much before we Indians brewed our coffee. I used to call that Brigade road pioneer Coffee Day outlet as "Heaven". The only place you get a 'Hellish Brew'! Thanks Kripal.
V.G. Siddhartha. The Legend. Gone too soon.

sanjay salunke

Aug 8, 2019, 8:20 am Reply

Good one sirji……

Bangalore blog

Aug 8, 2019, 8:23 am Reply

Make a video of paradise biryani house

Ajay Agarwal

Aug 8, 2019, 8:25 am Reply

now i am @ Mysore but i miss u r mysore video

Manish Amanna

Aug 8, 2019, 8:53 am Reply

A beautiful and fitting tribute indeed. Thanks. 🙏

Pradeep Rajkumar

Aug 8, 2019, 9:14 am Reply

I had many times.. CHENNAI , Coimbatore and finally 2014 On the way to whitefield… Sarjapur road…

Mohammed Firoz k

Aug 8, 2019, 9:39 am Reply

Sir , your way of presenting is outstanding…its clear and perfect❤️

ashok barla

Aug 8, 2019, 9:43 am Reply

I have been watching your videos regularly as i have ielts exam coming Saturday. 😂😂.. Nevertheless, a great tribute and video.

sportsmusiclover

Aug 8, 2019, 9:53 am Reply

Great tribute Kripal. Have to say CCD is my regular haunts when in India. Quite sad to learn of his departure and that too in Mangalore.
I’m hoping the brand carries on his legacy even if the man himself couldn’t really move forward due to the pressures of ‘Making In India’.

Shailesh shailesh

Aug 8, 2019, 10:08 am Reply

I met my wife for the first time in CCD ONLY…RIP..so sad…

Googlie Googlinkty

Aug 8, 2019, 10:22 am Reply

FOR A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP….One must never recklessly & brazenly keep fudging over and over again……one can run but never hide….it will eventually get you……

Raju Kumaran

Aug 8, 2019, 10:26 am Reply

Truly the end of an era, esp for old Bangaloreans and Kannadigas

Sneha Abraham

Aug 8, 2019, 10:42 am Reply

This is the first time I have liked your video, because it was about V G Siddhartha. Thank you.

Hemant Trivedi

Aug 8, 2019, 10:55 am Reply

I remember Cafe coffee on Brigade road with internet.
One hour surfing was king's ransom of over 100 rupees then.
What a tribute !!! You need to write a book on food.

Delhi Boy

Aug 8, 2019, 11:19 am Reply

Best thing ever happened in YT. Thanks Dude.

AutoMoto Mahi

Aug 8, 2019, 11:20 am Reply

CCD was not just about coffee … he helped many people find their soulmates , place were many entrepreneurial ideas journeys started , place where friendships started , place where sales guys met clients and made their cut… place where broken relationships got along ..places where we made the superbike’s engines cooldown … proud to be from same state . … a good story has a sad ending …. hope some one carries forward the legacy … RIP Sid …. fantastic episode Kripal !

Chandra Gonuguntla

Aug 8, 2019, 11:29 am Reply

Coffee revolution in India is started from his hands

Chandra Gonuguntla

Aug 8, 2019, 11:30 am Reply

I have spend my first salary with my parents in CAFE COFFE DAY in Anantapur

Prometh Suresh

Aug 8, 2019, 12:18 pm Reply

CCD is 100 times better than that bullshit starbucks

sajjanbychana

Aug 8, 2019, 12:23 pm Reply

Much deserved tribute

ashish sahani

Aug 8, 2019, 1:07 pm Reply

Met my wife of 15 yrs in CCD , Brings back memories!!! still remember CCD on Mosque road.

kiran g

Aug 8, 2019, 1:43 pm Reply

Thank you for making such a video to tribute for a great humble leader who was a light for many people who helped to build life for many youngster.

promit banerjee

Aug 8, 2019, 1:43 pm Reply

"Chal CCD mail milte hain"
Will always remain a milestone line;made possible by the founder; buisness plans are drafted; break ups; first date; a lot really did happen over coffee

dinesh kumar

Aug 8, 2019, 1:51 pm Reply

RIP siddhartha sir n thanks for making video on ccd kripal sir

Ashwin Kumar Thiruvengadam

Aug 8, 2019, 2:42 pm Reply

Great that you made a tribute

caPsLok

Aug 8, 2019, 2:51 pm Reply

Nice tribute to Mr. Siddhartha, proud of you Kripal for a timely vlog..heartfelt

Vishwas Jakati

Aug 8, 2019, 3:17 pm Reply

Sir ! The food in Seria was Soo good run by Sidhartha! The food is for sure expensive and the rooms too . But the place and ambience is just amazing food and starters are good but late service . I truly love the coffee at CCD iced eskimos during long drives than red bull

ramit439

Aug 8, 2019, 3:28 pm Reply

🍁 Thank you Kripal for your kind and sensitive spirit in commenting on the passing of Mr. Siddartha. Congratulations to you, and FOOD LOVERS TV, in breaking the 100K level of subscribers! It's gaining momentum.

May I make a suggestion? Would you consider making a video on the art of tasting and rating food? Such as describing the senses of the palate, the how to's of assessing taste, describing the flavors of food, wine, and beverages. This is a department of culinary art at it's finest.

Yez B

Aug 8, 2019, 3:39 pm Reply

Indeed an obituary to Sidharth Sir…

Mallikarjun Bowgi

Aug 8, 2019, 4:03 pm Reply

Mariyadege Anji atmahatye madkondu Mahatma nadre kelavabru London hogi nayi Tara irtare ide alva jevana valleyavarige Kala illa Siddarth avare rip

vijay mahantesh

Aug 8, 2019, 4:10 pm Reply

Great episode Kripal… Awesome

Pandravada KUKKUTESWARA RAO

Aug 8, 2019, 4:24 pm Reply

You are covering only katnataka why cant u r good self try any other side.

Sharon Evita

Aug 8, 2019, 4:26 pm Reply

You have a good heart Kripal sir. Very thoughtful of you to do this Tribute

pradeep world

Aug 8, 2019, 4:31 pm Reply

My city

Muniswamappa M.V

Aug 8, 2019, 4:33 pm Reply

When will you upload the video of mysore

Sachindev Thongam

Aug 8, 2019, 5:04 pm Reply

Hello Kripal, I'm one of your 100 Kth Subscribers. A shout-out from Imphal. Looking forward to your visit down here in Northeast.

Ghungroo Seth

Aug 8, 2019, 5:04 pm Reply

No offence but CCD has the worst coffee ever

Francis Lobo

Aug 8, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply

Great Tribute one could pay to him.

Shyam Babu

Aug 8, 2019, 5:30 pm Reply

Coffee day

FunnyVideos 1

Aug 8, 2019, 6:22 pm Reply

I was not aware that CCD is an Indian Brand. RIP SHRI SIDDHARTHA JI. Good people don't live longer

Kishore Kumar Shivaram

Aug 8, 2019, 10:29 pm Reply

A true tribute… please everyone visit it … 😊

Raghunath Ramachandra

Aug 8, 2019, 2:52 am Reply

what a fitting tribute to a legend. Thanks Kripal

Yogesh Yadav

Aug 8, 2019, 6:47 am Reply

Normally I am I'm not drink coffee☕ after start Seeing yours episodes of food lovers❤️ on ☕coffee I am starts testing different type of coffees☕ . I loved you way enjoy 🤩the coffee ☕ Sir

Anand Chinnu

Aug 8, 2019, 7:46 am Reply

VG siddharth sir our respect n soulful namaste

santhoshdiego

Aug 8, 2019, 9:02 am Reply

One day me, my gf and my friends were hanging out in CCD. Me and my friends were making fun of each other and my gf misunderstood that we are making fun of her and she starts fight with me right after we left CCD

Like it says A lot can happen over a coffee

nikhila j.r

Aug 8, 2019, 9:50 am Reply

Congratulations for 100k..u hit the 100k giving tribute to CCD founder🙂 hoping there will be some special video coming as 100k celebrations😎

meera karthikeyan

Aug 8, 2019, 11:11 am Reply

CCD will always be a choice for stopovers when driving long distances..So privileged that CCD started in Bangalore..will always miss the Coffee king Siddharth😯

Vibhananjaiah P

Aug 8, 2019, 11:46 am Reply

Great job u r doing sir 😃😉

Shaikh Hayath

Aug 8, 2019, 12:45 pm Reply

I met my GF in CCD Brigade Road…❤❤❤

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Aug 8, 2019, 3:19 pm Reply

This video was much needed … Good job👍
RIP Mr Siddhartha😑

Sunny Uppatla

Aug 8, 2019, 7:51 pm Reply

All your points about Ccd are very true 👌

srikanth k

Aug 8, 2019, 9:55 pm Reply

RIP– VG SIDDARTHA

Mystic magic

Aug 8, 2019, 10:13 pm Reply

Everybody have a unique story associated with CCD

all in one watch

Aug 8, 2019, 11:27 pm Reply

Thank you sir…

kavan hm

Aug 8, 2019, 3:27 am Reply

Thank you for this episode..proud of Mr.siddharth forever.

Naresh

Aug 8, 2019, 4:30 am Reply

Hope his liabilities to Banks are settled by selling his assets

Ankith kumar

Aug 8, 2019, 6:08 am Reply

RIP VG Siddharth

Christi Annie

Aug 8, 2019, 6:52 am Reply

U should not have taken this decision sir…..feeling sad …….RIP

Rajiv Dhall

Aug 8, 2019, 7:14 am Reply

I felt extremely bad when i heard this.
I live abroad..i did not know the man
But his face told me a story.i felt this guy had the enthusiam of a child.most of the battles of life are truly in our minds.may god bless his soul.

Rajiv Dhall

Aug 8, 2019, 7:15 am Reply

I felt extremely bad when i heard this.
I live abroad..i did not know the man
But his face told me a story.i felt this guy had the enthusiam of a child.most of the battles of life are truly in our minds.may god bless his soul.

India Bangalore

Aug 8, 2019, 7:38 am Reply

I have lot of memories with coffee day… RIP

Jeffin george Sam

Aug 8, 2019, 8:11 am Reply

He shouldn't hav died….

Alan Koshy

Aug 8, 2019, 8:38 am Reply

I met my wife to be in CCD. thank you

Nikhil D A

Aug 8, 2019, 11:23 am Reply

Thank you for video….

Manohar Gowda

Aug 8, 2019, 2:00 pm Reply

I am really proud because I grown up in his estates.

Venu Gopal

Aug 8, 2019, 7:38 pm Reply

D guy who gave us CCD…. all the memories associated with it…. sad to see the demise RIP

Dhivya Arul

Aug 8, 2019, 9:38 pm Reply

Legend of coffee

Gowdru Vokkaligaru

Aug 8, 2019, 6:03 am Reply

God of Coffeee

yaseen javad

Aug 8, 2019, 6:08 am Reply

Brilliant!!!..please do an episode on fish land on mysore bangalore highway

Test Test 1

Aug 8, 2019, 9:10 am Reply

My successful love life started from CCD near Bsk BDA complex. Today she is my wife ..#tribute to Shri Siddhartha 🙏🙏

vijay mp

Aug 8, 2019, 10:46 am Reply

I hd lots of memories th ccd .we miss u sir

vijay mp

Aug 8, 2019, 10:48 am Reply

Thank you sir for making video on a great legendary

neha ratnakar

Aug 8, 2019, 11:34 am Reply

Ccd is a feeling 😇✨

vintage vini

Aug 8, 2019, 1:18 pm Reply

Pride of chikmaglur rip Siddhartha

Dhanan sezhiyan

Aug 8, 2019, 2:00 pm Reply

Rip to vg Siddhartha and our country lost one of the best entrepreneur

C P

Aug 8, 2019, 5:45 pm Reply

One of the best indian coffee brand …
Cafe coffee day is one of the finest memories one can have of the 90"s…
A great coffee culture that CCD boosted in between teens and small time meet up or meetings ….
CCD is a brand that every youngster has once ended up at during college days or on a date during teens …. Barista Starbucks caters to a certain category in India but CCD even after being an expensive brand caters to mostly to the entire coffee lovers society ….
Tonsss of coffee brand cafes have come n gone but none have lived up like the CCD .
The interior of all the ccd's is so refreshing and the staff is trained to be core professionals. .. a cafe that u will find near by during college breaks , by work place, while biking on highways ,while holidaying with friends on the highways for a a short break ,for a quick meeting find a near by CCD… Infact this brand has always been near us and we have always been after it ….
Thank you CCD and the brain behind this concept will always be remembered….

Ganesh Ganesh

Aug 8, 2019, 2:45 am Reply

Sir ur kannada is too good sir 👌👍

Vikas Saxena

Aug 8, 2019, 4:09 am Reply

Felt very sad on his sudden demise always enjoyed the ambiance of CCD those days we were not in Bangalore but now of course we are in Bangalore for many years … always enjoy their range of snacks with hot coffee especially on highways … of course this outlet also we have tried so many times

Debangsu Banerjee

Aug 8, 2019, 8:39 am Reply

Much love from Kolkata.. Our local CCD on the opposite side of my home is money.. Cappuccino King with extra Espresso shot.. Money!!.

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