BAGUIO

Group offers coffee farm tour in Benguet

BENGUET farmers are set to showcase how to harvest and process Arabica coffee directly from the farm.

For the month of December, people from different walks of life will experience harvesting to roasting beans, drinking fresh brewed coffee through the "Arabica Coffee Harvest Tour" organized by Cafe Yagam in Baguio City in cooperation with Kapi Tako Social Enterprise and Cordillera Green Network.

The one-day tour engages visitors experience from harvesting to processing and roasting coffee and tasting traditional local cuisine called "pinikpikan."

The coffee farm tour covers different farms in the province, starting December 7 in Sagubo, Kapangan; Cruz in La Trinidad on December 21; and Baayan in Tublay on December 28.

Tour organizer Yukino Isawa said the activity is annually done by the group and the cafe.

"People often drink every day but don't know where coffee come from. People would get to know how to make coffee from the farm tour," Isawa said.

Cafe Yagam has been known for its traditional cuisine and brewed coffee, utilizing coffee beans grown by local communities.

This year, the cafe partnered with Kapi Tako Social Enterprise led by Japanese national Mariko Sorimachi and the tour supported by CGN, created in 2001, an environment non-government organization based in the Summer Capital working with partner communities in the Cordillera promoting agro-forestry coffee production as part of their reforestation projects.

CGN offers various types of exposure programs such as tree planting tours, coffee harvesting tours, visits to organic farms, environmental education workshops to learn about environmental issues and the culture and nature of the region.

For the coffee farm tour, contact: 0910 505 4164 or email yagamcafe@gmail.com.


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