Nepal Organic Coffee Product (NOCP)
Nepal Organic Coffee Product (NOCP) is one of pioneer and leading company. It was registered under the cottage/small industry of Nepal at Palpa in 1995 for the promotion of organic coffee in Nepal as a women (Shanti Devi Ghimire’s) entrepreneurship company. It has started its own coffee plantation in 1978, and have been processing since 1989. Now it is running as a private limited company.
This company sells only organic certified coffee grown from its own farm co-operative and by local farmers in 9-10 VDCs about 117.2 hector area. (NayerNamtales, Bhairaabsthan, Khasyauli, Deurali, PalungMinadi, Satyawati, BhaughaPokhararathok, Tansen, Madanpokhara) and other VDCs are going to the process of Palpa district. It has started internal control system since 2008 for organic certification through Organic Certification Nepal (OCN) and Organic Agriculture Certification Thailand (ACT).
Now a days NOCP’s has shifted its final processing from Palpa, Madanpokhara to Kathmandu to adop and improve technology for hulling, grading, roasting, grinding and packaging. Now the factory is in Kathmandu. Palpa district is the main source of coffee raw material production which is well known as a quality coffee product all over the country.
It is useful to reduce fatness, fatigue, pain the risk of Parkinson disease, heart and colon cancer, gall bladder stones, bad effect of radiation and diabetes(Reference Coffee & health 2004.)