At the heart of our mission is the belief that Nepali coffee has the potential to become a world-renowned specialty coffee, and our purpose is to make this a reality. At Nepal Coffee Federation, our mission is to foster a sustainable and inclusive coffee community in Nepal. We aim to empower coffee growers, improve coffee quality, and create economic opportunities for coffee producers across the nation. Our commitment to excellence and sustainability drives our efforts to elevate Nepal’s position on the global coffee stage.We are committed to:
- Empowering Farmers: We work tirelessly to empower our coffee farmers with the knowledge and resources they need to produce high-quality coffee beans. By fostering sustainable farming practices, we aim to improve the livelihoods of our local communities.
- Quality & Excellence: We uphold the highest standards of coffee quality and ensure that every cup brewed from Nepali beans is a testament to the rich flavors and unique terroir of our land.
- Market Access: We actively seek opportunities to connect our coffee producers with international markets, promoting Nepali coffee on a global stage.
- Sustainability: Our commitment to environmental sustainability drives us to promote eco-friendly farming practices that preserve our natural resources for future generations.
Our vision is to position Nepal as a globally recognized hub for high-quality coffee production, where the rich flavors of Nepali coffee are enjoyed by coffee lovers around the world. We aspire to create a sustainable and profitable coffee industry that benefits local communities, empowers coffee producers, and supports Nepal’s economic growth.
The Nepal Coffee Federation was founded in 1997 by a group of visionary coffee growers and coffee industry professionals who saw the untapped potential of Nepali coffee. Since then, we have worked relentlessly to build a strong and vibrant coffee community.
In Nepal, Hira Giri started coffee production in 1995 B.S. (1938) at Aanpchaur of Gulmi. Due to unaccompanied effort of the government & lack of market & technology coffee, planting did not exceed as expected. On 30th Kartik 2046 B.S (1989); enthusiast farmers of Palpa initiated the establishment of Coffee production group which later transformed into committee of Nepal coffee in 2048 B.S. (1991). In 2050 B.S. (1993) concept of organic coffee was introduced. Likewise, in the same year with the initiation & effort of the committee, Nation Tea & Coffee Development Board was established. The role of Helvdas Nepal in the organization development & technological advertisement has been phenomenal.
In 2054 B.S. (1997), 8 district (Palpa, Gulmi, Syanja, Kaski, Kavre, Lamjung, Baglung & Jhapa) jointly established Central Committee of Nepal coffee producers association. Gradually, committees were formed in villages & district level organization in the district & in 2058 B.S. central level committee was established. In 2061 B.S. (2003), district coffee producers associations were made independent & association was formed as umbrella institute. Currently Palpa, Gulmi, Syanja, Kaski, Kavre, Lamjung, Baglung, Jhapa and 14 districts are associated in this association. Other districts are also in verge of association
Nepal’s coffee plantations are located in the high-altitude regions, often at elevations between 800 to 1,600 meters above sea level. The combination of altitude, cool temperatures, and distinct soil types contributes to the unique flavors found in Nepalese coffee beans. Nepal primarily produces Arabica coffee, which is known for its delicate flavors and complexity. Bourbon and Typica are some common Arabica varieties grown in the region. Farmers in Nepal use various processing methods for their coffee, including washed, natural, and honey-processed. Each method can result in different flavor profiles and characteristics in the coffee. Several small-scale coffee farms and cooperatives have been emerging in Nepal. These producers focus on quality over quantity and follow sustainable and ethical practices.
Nepal’s specialty coffee is gaining popularity among coffee enthusiasts and buyers, the industry is still relatively small compared to other well-established coffee-producing countries. Coffee producers in Nepal have been adopting environmentally sustainable practices, including organic farming and fair trade principles. This commitment to eco-friendliness resonates with consumers who are increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of their choices.
Nepal’s diverse climate and fertile soil provide the perfect conditions for growing coffee beans with distinct flavors and characteristics. Our association represents coffee producers from various regions of Nepal, each contributing to the rich tapestry of Nepali coffee. Explore our range of single-origin coffees, each with its own unique story to tell.
Whether you are a coffee lover, a farmer, a roaster, or a coffee industry enthusiast, we invite you to join us in our mission. You can support us by enjoying our coffee, becoming a member, or collaborating with us to promote the growth of Nepal’s coffee industry.
Thank you for visiting the Nepal Coffee Federation website. We look forward to sharing our love for coffee, the beauty of our country, and the stories of our farmers with you. Together, we can elevate Nepali coffee to new heights.