We flew to Davao to visit Mount Apo last January and ended up visiting Mount Apo and Bukidnon for more than 4 times in the span of 2 months. We visited with hopes of sourcing more local coffee while meeting the producers behind the Philippine coffees that we roast but we ended up with a larger purpose that we took to heart on what we really want to fulfill in the coming years and hopefully decades.
It renewed our commitment for coffee and elevating the lives of the people behind it. Good Cup is committing to working with coffee farmers at origin to build transparent, honest, ethical and happy relationships that genuinely benefit the farmers, cooperatives and the families that we work with and this is the start of something that we can look back in the future.
For the first edition of our Origin Series, these coffees are grown, harvested and processed by the farmers themselves. These coffees were roasted, cupped and assessed at their farms together with the farmers and other cooperative members for us to collectively learn the present quality and plan on what to do to improve the coffee’s final cup quality for the next batch of cherries that they will be processing.
Our purpose is to demonstrate to the farmers that it is possible to produce high scoring coffees using the same cherries that are being produced and sold as great quality coffees already. We do this by focusing on alternative ways of processing. This significantly can increase the cup quality score and value of the crop and therefore can make their farming activities more financially rewarding and sustainable.
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