Help with coffee picking, processing, cupping

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The experience

This position is for you that have skills in coffee farming and processing, or wants to learn about coffee from plant management, cherry picking, processing to roasting and cupping. Main picking and processing season is FEBRUARY to MAY. Seed and seedlings planting April to June. Coffee plant management, roasting and drinking coffee year around.


What you offer

15 hours of help per week

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.


Requirements

Beginner English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

You will be working with Nepalese and living closely with us during your stay.
There’s lots of opportunity to watch the way we work, to try engaging with language and communicating in other ways, and you can see the general lifestyle of village members as you walk around and explore. You may find yourself eating with local families, working with Nepalis in the field, and going for walks around the village with local people.

The job will mostly be related to coffee but at some parts of the year involve general permaculture farming. Fruit tree management, compost making and general field management.

You will have plenty of time to explore the wider environment, go for hikes, trekking or just relax at the farm.


Activities & Shift

We are looking for volunteers that are independent, self-motivated.

Work from day to day may vary a lot, depending on time of year.

This position is ideal for you who want to explore the place and culture, and choose your own work schedule.

Otherwise we recommend that volunteers be proactive to have the experience they seek during their time here. If you want to apprentice someone, learn a specific skill, if you want to try something new…..please ask any of us and don’t be shy!

Days will be active to the degree that is comfortable for each volunteer.
No experience is required to work with us, just a willingness to contribute. Please let us know if there is a specific type of work you like.


Rules

We don’t permit alcohol on the farm. Smoking is permitted in the outside areas only and not while working in the fields.

During working hours, we appreciate it if mobile phones are turned off or left in the room.

In the evenings, we kindly ask for silence from 23h00.

small household tasks ( sweeping the floors, cleaning the toilet, doing the dishes..) will be executed by everyone.

At the farm, it is ok for both men and women to wear shorts and sleeveless tops. Shoes are not permitted inside the house or covered outside areas. Bring easy-to-wear slippers/sandals.