Suite 306, Prestige Tower,
Emerald Ave. Ortigas Center,
Pasig City, Philippines 1600
Tel. : 63-2-638-3836
Fax : 63-2-638-3840
Email : rmacc@rockymountaincafe.ph

Our Plantations

Our Plantations


Rocky Mountain applies the rustic traditional system in its coffee plantations, where farming is carried out under the shadow of the natural forest, the lower strata is substituted by coffee, and the tree stratum remains intact. This traditional, shade coffee production has been shown to achieve the highest carbon absorption per hectare and is beneficial to biodiversity conservation in tropical forest ecosystems. This system also supports bird species and provides a habitat for tropical forest animal species.

Rocky Mountain takes pride in producing shade grown coffee, sparing the cutting of forest trees in the Philippines. We aim to contribute to the reforestation effort in the country by planting one million coffee trees in the next few years. Our farms use beneficial plants as ground cover and cover crop, such as Madre de Cacao as shade trees. This mixed agro forestry system preserves biodiversity, protects plant and wildlife habitats, conserves water resources, and enhances economic and ecological stability, which is important in poor upland areas.

Through the reforestation of our upland areas, we hope to do our share in achieving landslide prevention, soil erosion prevention, and slope rehabilitation in our coffee plantations. Rocky Mountain is a firm advocate of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions that play a role in global warming. We take concrete steps in reducing our carbon footprint in all the operations of our company and in addressing the challenges of climate change.

Modern Planting and Processing Technologies

Modern Planting and Processing Technologies



Our rustic traditional farming ecosystem benefits from our use of modern planting technologies that work with nature, not against it. In our farms, we use suitable plantation zoning, planting distance (3m x 2m), and tree alignment, following the contour of the land. Rocky Mountain farms use slope management techniques such as terracing that conserve moisture, control erosion, and enable agricultural production in steep slopes.

Our coffee tree density is 1,500 trees per hectare, allowing the natural growth and development of the planting area. In order to minimize soil disruption and maximize resources, we do mechanical hole digging and use programmed fertilization and irrigation systems.

Modern Planting and Processing Technologies

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