The cost of doing business in Nepal runs as high as the Himalayas, but the potential for unparalleled flavors is just as high. These costs come from limited land, expensive labor and logistics, lots of red tape, and inflation. The industry is still rebuilding after the 2015 earthquake, but a few farmers have come back with commitment stronger than before.
There are several coffee-growing regions in Nepal, but just about everywhere you look coffee comes behind well tea, cattle and other crops. For serious quality we will focus your attention to the Ganesh Himal mountain range in the northern district of Nuwakot. This is home of the ancient Shah Dynasty, and to Lekali Estate. With the mission of bringing up the Village of Bhirkune, this family is serious about coffee.
Lekali means 'Highlands' or 'Mountains' and describes the geography around Bhirkune Village. Truly pioneers in coffee and in their community, these farmers go above and beyond in every way. For example, they use a refractometer to measure the Brix level on each cherry before picking. The estate needs more land, better yeilds and an absence of earthquakes. Neighboring smallholders need training and encouragement towards quality practices.
In 2015 Nepal was hit by huge earthquake and destroyed a lot of the infraestructure and left many with out homes. A good friend of us Andrew Russo made the impossible to help this communities (please read the article about him from Catalyst Coffee http://www.catalystcoffeeconsulting.com/blog/andrew-russo-joins-catalyst) and the SCA Cronicle report (https://scaa.org/chronicle/2015/05/07/coffee-community-supports-farmers-affected-by-nepal-earthquake/) to learn more about this.
On top of all this, the volume of production of this coffee is very limited less than 20 bags of coffee are produce at the moment, making this not just a great story, delicious coffee but also one of the rarest coffees in the world.
Our friends at Crop to Cup, helped us to get this magnificent coffee and to be able to offer it to you freshly roasted today!
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