It started with a cup of coffee on January 9, 2018, just as we drove down from my husband’s ancestral hometown somewhere in Benguet. My daughter reminded me that we needed to buy Benguet coffee at the Baguio Public market. Sure, sure, I said.
I forgot how the coffee project idea started but I remember dropping the question to my daughter:
“if you love coffee so much, maybe you should be a coffee farmer?” or was it “maybe you should plant coffee?”
YES! And that is how it started. A cup of Benguet Arabica brew to inspire us.
I know it will take three to five years to harvest the Arabica beans and that our family will need to study more about coffee farming, from bean to brew and everything in between.
This is our journey
My husband and I , together with our two daughters aspire to plant Arabica under the canopy of Benguet Pine and Alnos trees. This is a family project together with the rest of the Dado family members and future partners.
- Noemi Lardizabal- Dado