Homegrown Kedah coffee beans for classic beverage

The Nescafe Grown Respectfully programme has engaged with more than 100 farmers in Kedah to date.

MALAYSIAN coffee lovers have something to look forward to, as Nestle Malaysia presents its first ever 100% homegrown coffee, Nescafe Classic Kopi Kedah.

This first edition is made with 100% locally grown coffee beans from the Nescafe Grown Respectfully Programme, a sustainable coffee farming initiative launched last year in Kedah.

The coffee beans used in Nescafe Classic Kopi Kedah are roasted to perfection and ground to a fine

coffee powder, delivering the signature aroma and taste of Nescafe Classic.

Further paying homage to the 100% homegrown product, the new coffee is packaged in a printed traditional Malaysian batik aluminium collectible tin can, bringing to life local elements.

Nestle (M) Bhd chief executive officer Juan Aranols said, “For many years we have been supporting rural communities in Malaysia.

“We have been engaged in chilli and rice farms across several states and now we are so proud to revitalise the coffee farming in Kedah to deliver our first Nescafe Classic Kopi Kedah!

“Kopi Kedah delivers the best taste with coffee beans grown on Malaysian soil, with all the love, care and respect for the land and the people. This is one of the many ways how we unlock the power of food to enhance the quality of life for all Malaysians.”

Nestle’s beverages business unit business executive officer Othman Chraibi said, “This is indeed a great start to the Nescafe Grown Respectfully Programme, which to date has seen the participation of more than 100 farmers, planting close to 70,000 plantlets.”

The Nescafe Grown Respectfully Programme is a collaboration with Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), Kedah State Department of Agriculture, Kedah Economic Development Authority, Pertubuhan Kami Anak Felda and Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, aimed at reviving the local coffee sector in a sustainable manner for the farmers and the planet.

While providing technical assistance and support to the farmers with a view towards improving their livelihoods and quality of life, the programme will also train them on the latest sustainable agricultural techniques.

The limited-edition Nescafe Classic Kopi Kedah is now available at selected local supermarkets and mini markets.

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