Grown on the mountainous hillsides of Northern Nepal in the district of Nuwakot, Lekali coffee brings you the taste of original premium Nepali coffee. The literal translation of "Lekali" is highland or mountainous which describes the imposing surroundings of the high hills rising behind Bhirkune Village. Our project has had considerable impact on the livelihood of the local inhabitants of this backward region especially in regard to women employment and training
We at Lekali Coffee Estate grow 100% Arabica coffees organically at an altitude of 1300 – 1600 meters above sea level, 40 kilometers north of the capital Kathmandu at the foothills of the Ganesh Himal mountain range. Our coffee is naturally cultivated and processed in the Bhirkune Village of Nuwakot district located in the Northern Nepal. It was the historical district of Nuwakot that the ruling Shah dynasty was established. Rich fertile soil, high elevation and ample rainfall make Bhirkune one of the premium coffee growing regions of Nepal. We naturally cultivate a wide variety of Arabica coffees under a canopy of sun-filtered papayas, avocados, hazelnut and macadamia nuts in altitude ranging from 1300 to 1600 meters. Due to the abundance availability of cattle, buffalo and other livestock at Bhirkune, we have the advantage of sufficient organic fertilizers for various applications. The shade and high altitude slows the growth of our coffee cherries, creating a more complex, dense and intensely flavored bean. The fallen leaves from our various fruits and trees create nutritious mulch for our coffee plants, providing a subtle fruit and nutty taste to our coffee.