Bugkalot Coffee Company (BCC) is a socially responsible enterprise that exists to create sustainable economy and livelihood in partnership with the Bugkalot tribe, former headhunters living in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Our goal is to alleviate poverty in the community and empower them by working with and walking alongside them, partnering to set up sustainable, long-term business.
BCC was established in 2013, as part of Global Empowerment (GE), a small mission organization based in the United States. Our purpose is to develop, operate and manage plantations of coffee and other agricultural products, as well as other related downstream processing and value-added activities in the Bugkalot Ancestral Domain. Value-added activity is an activity that increases the value of the product at a given stage in the production cycle.