Tambike Stop | Balay Kape Nagpana in Iloilo

If only I live in Iloilo province, this community run café would be a certain TamBike destination for me. Balay Kape Nagpana is a seed-to-cup coffee farm and café run by members of the Ati community in barangay Nagpana, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo through the funding and training of an NGO group Taytay Sa Kauswagan (TSKI) and the DOST.

Levy Amosin

The Ati women of Nagpana carefully handpicks the coffee beans and roast them to produce an aroma blend of robusta coffee beans. 

Thea Ifurung

Kape Nagpana also processes and sells Kape Miro. Miro is a Hiligaynon term for Asian Palm Civet usually found in the mountains on this part of Iloilo province. More prevalent in the lush forest surrounding Sitio Nagpana, they normally feast on coffee cherries, pulpy fruits and wild berries. 

Koryn Iledan

Before we tasted their coffee — which are grown and processed on site — several Ati women greeted us with a welcome dance and a song about the history of their community.

Sara Abdollahi


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