Japan’s Ueshima Coffee Company official to visit Rota in August

(Press Release) — An official of UCC will be visiting Rota in August along with KFC Triathlon Club’s Mr. Onishi to inspect the coffee species growing wild in the highland mountains of Rota, and cultivated coffee on several farms.

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Rota Island mountain coffee beans roasted, brewed and taste tested in Japan, February 2019.  Contributed photo

A coffee roasting master from Japan will also accompany the group during their Rota visit.

This is a very important opportunity for Rota. Should UCC develop a good impression on the wild coffee species, local coffee cultivation practices and the Rota islander’s dedication to cultivating eco-friendly coffee, UCC could support Rota’s coffee growing program.

The Rota community is grateful to have UCC visit the Mariana Islands to assess the state of Rota’s coffee affairs, and extends its appreciation to its coffee supporters in Japan. Rota coffee growers will ensure that it will at least produce enough Rota Island Mountain Coffee beans to cater to its Japan supporters if it is unable to cope, for the time being, with the tonnage a mega-coffee corp. requires.