Beautiful Coffee Nepal (BeaCoN) was established in 2014 as a resource center for coffee sub-sector development in Nepal with technical expertise in coffee production, processing and marketing. It is only one of its kind in Nepal established by experienced coffee related individuals including farmers and technical experts with an aim of developing the coffee commodity primarily for the benefit of the coffee producer farmers.
Thus, BeaCoN has the primary objective of uplifting the socio-economic condition of the small farmers in the mid-hills specifically the coffee farmers through coffee production in environment friendly manner maintaining the biodiversity and through institutionalized collection, processing and marketing system under the coffee producers’ cooperatives.
BeaCoN is committed to develop the coffee sub-sector of Nepal in a sustainable manner and through increased production of organic coffee, improvement of quality of coffee and introduction of fair trade concept for the benefit of smallholder coffee farmers organized into coffee producers’ groups and cooperatives.
Presently BeaCoN is working in six districts, Gulmi, Palpa, Syangja, Kaski in Western Development Region and Sindhupalchok in Central Development Region as a coffee sub-sector development program and Lalitpur in Central Development Region for establishment of marketing platform and coffee cupping laboratory.
BeaCoN implements its activities mainly in partnership and collaboration with local organizations.