The Philippines falls right within the ‘coffee belt’, the latitudes in which all coffee plants are grown between the Tropics of Cancer & Capricorn.
Coffee trees thrive in mountain climates and the best coffee, Coffea arabica, grows best at higher elevations. Located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre mountain range of northern Luzon, Philippines, the traditional tribal lands of the Bugkalot Ancestral Domain cover more than 136,000 hectares of mountainous forest land in the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, and Isabella. It is perfect “coffee country”.
Situated within an elevation between 600 to 2,000 meters above sea level, with good soil conditions, excellent water resources, and reasonable access to transportation and electricity make this site a suitable location for the development of the coffee plantation and an integrated coffee processing complex for Arabica coffee production.