Atok, Benguet, Philippines
Kalsada is a social enterprise that is working hard to champion Philippine specialty coffee. It provides support to Filipino coffee producers and their dedicated efforts to bring quality coffee to market. Working in partnership with local communities, Kalsada invests in machinery and equipment to elevate coffee quality and pays farmers over $1 per pound more than Fair Trade.
Through a Kickstarter campaign, Kalsada established its first community mill in Belis back in 2015. Now, a group of over 72 farmers bring their coffee cherries for centralised processing and annual production has grown from a tonne and a half to 11 tonnes.
Belis is located in Atok, Benguet,within the Cordillera mountain range, on the largest Philippine island of Luzon. With an elevation of 1400 – 1700 masl and natural springs that flow all-year round, this is a perfect location for growing both superb coffee and a range of vegetables.
72 farming families in Belis, Atok
1400 – 1700 MASL
December – March
For Sitio Belis Washed