Tuesday 03 October 2023

PHILIPPINES – Nestlé launches coffee research facility in Lipa

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MANILA – Nestlé Philippines Inc., the manufacturer of the Nescafé coffee brand, has opened a five-hectare integrated research center for coffee production in Lipa City, in the province of Batangas, that also serves as a buying station for coffee beans from farmers, reports The Philippine Star.

The Nestlé Lipa Integrated Coffee Center (LICC), which was formally launched last week, houses nurseries for the production of Robusta coffee seedlings, a technology demonstration center for new coffee varieties and a composting facility for organic fertilizer.

The LICC is the second facility of its kind in the Philippines after the Nestlé Experimental and Demonstration Farm (NEDF) in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

Nestlé said the facility can assist coffee farmers in improving the quality and quantity of yield.

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