Attikan estate is located in Chamrajanagar District in the Biilligiri Rangan Hills. This area is known for its pristine natural forests which is home to wild animals and indigenous trees. The name Attikan is believed to have its origins from the vast range of fig trees which exist on this estate and which also influence the coffee beans with their unique flavors.
Attikan was founded by a Scottish man, Randolf Morris who is believed to have ridden on horseback from Coonoor in the Nilgiri Mountains to BR Hills in 1888. After he was incapacitated by a bison encounter, Attikan estate was managed by his wife and thereafter by their son A.E.C.Morris. The founder of Sangameshwar Coffee Estates – K.S.Vaidyanathan – acquired Attikan from his friend Jr Morris and thus it became a part of Sangameshwar Coffee Estates.
The annual rainfall pattern and the co-existence of elephants, tigers, leopards, Indian Gaur, black bear, and spotted deer along with wild native fauna make the coffees grown here quite exemplary. The area surrounding the estate having been the hideout of the infamous deceased bandit Veerappan adds to the mystery of Attikan.