Food Find: ChiFarms Civet Coffee and Coco Sugar
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The Civet Coffee and Coco Sugar from ChiFarms are commendable products. They are the result of the hardworking men and women of the SOX Region.

One of the biggest factors why the inflation of the Philippine continues to go down is the hard-working Mindanaoans who love to share.

Yes, aside from the importations, the arrival of the produce from Mindanao contributed to the lowering prices of fruits and vegetables in the “urbanized” area of the country.

Mindanao is indeed the land of the promise.

Though we can say that the government is recognizing Mindanao farmers, the farming community, as a whole, needs help. The farmers need people who will treat them as business partners and not as slaves. We needed more social entrepreneurs; and for them to sprout, we should buy their products.

Chi Farms from General Santos City is one of the social enterprises in the country. It supports the indigenous farmers from the Sox Region (South Cotabato, Cotabato Province, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos City). It buys the farmers’ produce and resells them. Clint Junsay, the owner, has documents to prove that there is a win-win partnership between his company and the farmers.

Organic CocoSugar and Organic Civet Coffee are among the products of Chi Farms.

The Origin

Civet Coffee or Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world. This is because they are fermented. However, not by humans but by an animal.


Civet cats are picky eaters. They only eat the premium Arabica beans and will swallow them whole. During the digestion, the beans are then peeled and fermented. When they come out, the farmers will pick the beans, clean them carefully before undergoing the usual roasting process.

Read: The Disturbing Secret Behind the World’s Most Expensive Coffee

The Organic Civet Coffee of Chi Farms is from the Bagobo-Tagabawa Tribe in Davao Del Sur. They are produced the organic way, which means there are no dangerous chemicals added. This product is produced in the wild, specifically in the grand valleys of SOX.


Coco sugar or coconut palm sugar is the crystallized version of coconut sap, the sweet fluid inside a coconut tree. It resembles a brown sugar with a coconut oil aroma and fruity after-taste.

Chi Farms CocoSugar is the unrefined single-steam coconut sugar from the farmers of SOX region, who processed them with minimal use of modern equipment. They are also organic.

The Packaging and Availability

Chi Farms also supports the restoration and preservation of nature. That’s why it packed the Civet Coffee and CocoSugar inside brown paper bags. The bags are also sealable, which also provide convenience.

Though simple to many, for me, packaging like this is appealing because such material and color are related to nature.

Good news for those who wanted to buy the Chi Farms products, they are available on Shopee. The company also offers organic black and brown rice.



The combination of civet coffee and coco sugar is astounding! The bitter taste is still there but there is also this earthly flavor. The fruity kicks coming from the sugar add more delight to my coffee experience.

If you have a higher budget for your coffee, I suggest you buy from Chi Farms because their products are worthy and you are assured that the underrated farmers will also benefit.

The civet coffee and coco sugar are highly recommended products.

Written by Ringo

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  4. Porkee Reply

    What an amazing post. We really need to help these farmers because without them, we are nothing.

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  7. Juttteee Reply

    Nice, Clint. You are now taking off. Continue helping our farmers. God bless you 🙂

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