Arabica coffee has been grown on Tanna Island since 1852. The industry underwent continuous transformation over the years, culminating in the establishment of Tanna Coffee Development Company (TCDC) in 1984.
The unique climatic conditions of Tanna Island in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, are ideally suited for growing premium quality Arabica Coffee, and Tanna Coffee is now internationally recognised for its exceptional quality, an ethically inclusive approach and focus on sustainable agriculture.
In 1986, the entire plantation was destroyed by Cyclone Uma and subsequently re-established but suffered again in 1992 due to coffee-leaf rust disease. The original varieties planted were “Bourbon” from the Reunion Islands and “Typica” from Jamaica. The plantation was spectacularly re-born in 1998 with Manager, Terry Adlington’s discovery of the “Catimor” varieties, successfully productive in trials and ideally suited to the Tanna Island environment.
Tanna Coffee has dramatically grown in the last 25 years from only a handful of trees and small-holders to over 1000 registered farmers. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to bringing you the best-tasting organically grown coffee whilst fully supporting farmers and the environment.
These unique climatic conditions, coupled with natural farming and processing methods, create an Organic Pasifika certified coffee that embodies remarkable cupping qualities and superb taste characteristics that are guaranteed to enliven your senses and satisfy your soul.