In 2017, I visited my uncle's coffee farm in Koh Kong province, close to the Cambodia-Thailand border. Sadly, my uncle had not found a market for his coffee for more than two years. I found out that the reason for that was the poor quality and quantity of the coffee he produced, caused by inadequate post-harvesting processes.  This led to fungal infection of the coffee cherries and therefore of a drastic reduction in overall production; whatever coffee could be produced had low market value because of low quality. 

This type of problems did not affect only my uncle’s farm:  I soon learned that coffee farmers in Mondulkiri province (close to the Cambodia-Vietnam border) resorted to sell fresh coffee cherries to Vietnam processing plants, because they lacked the machinery to process the cherries themselves. Selling raw cherries brought back much less income to these communities than dry coffee beans would have done.

This is how I stepped into the coffee production business:  I wanted to give farmers the means to produce high-quality coffee, and handle the processing themselves, so as to improve their income and get a fair price in the market. So I started to design a sustainable business model, whereby investment is directed to equipping the farming communities with the tools for post-harvesting (cherry peeling machinery and drying systems) in order to or the quantity and quality of the coffee they produce to meet the market needs.

I also want to support women in urban areas.  To this send, I created micro-coffee shops and provide them to women in Phnom Penh, allowing them to sell coffee at a reasonable price in their local communities.


Our vision,

We want to create a balance between coffee production, well-being of local communities, economicsystem and biodiversity.



At Agro Agape, we intend to:

- Help rural communities in Cambodia improve their employment, income and well-being by enabling them to generate high-quality products for the Cambodian coffee market.

 - Establish a profitable supply chain for the Cambodian coffee industry, especially women micro-coffee shop.

 - Increase the quality and quantity of locally-produced coffee, thereby decreasing the market share of imported coffee

- Support biodiversity in the farming areas by implementing climate- and eco-friendly processes (organic cultures, respect or the micro-environment and habitats, use of biogas and solar power, recycling of organic waste from post-harvesting coffee processing).