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Kalsada Sitio Belis

Kalsada Sitio Belis

Regular price $21.00
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12oz bag, whole bean. Roasted to order.

Sweet, tangy, and bright with citrus, caramel, and nutty notes 

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Kalsada

Variety: San Ramon, Typica, Red Bourbon
Region
: Benguet, Philippines
Altitude
: 1400 m
Process: Washed
Tasting Notes: Sweet, tangy, and bright with citrus, caramel, and nutty notes

Roast Level: Light

  • ABOUT

    Belis is a mountainous region in Benguet, Philippines. With a height of 1,400-1,700 MASL, it is home to farmers who grow vegetables and coffee, benefiting from the natural springs that flow throughout the year. Coffee cultivation in the area started post World War II when there was demand from buyers looking for supply. Previously, the community had been growing exclusively sayote, a fruit belonging to the gourd family. Before the community washing station was built, the Ibaloi tribe had been processing their coffees in various ways from practices passed on from their forefathers. Previously, due to the absence of established norms, the quality varied greatly. Nonetheless, at present, farmers are engaged in joint training, which has helped to improve the consistency of quality coffee. In addition, the organization can now provide support to farmers, including financial assistance and chances to participate in the coffee processing phases.