Tanna Coffee

Tanna Coffee Story

What’s the Best Coffee served in Vanuatu?

Tanna coffee is the No. 1 real coffee in Vanuatu, South Pacific. Tanna coffee is natural and organic; that’s being grown and produced in an eco-friendly and sustainable way in Tanna province, Vanuatu, South Pacific.


Tanna coffee is being served all over the country. You will hardly miss it if you’re a coffee drinker. It is being served in almost all hotels and resorts and cafes around Vanuatu.

Tanna Coffee is if not mistaken is also the preferred coffee in almost all of Vanuatu households who likes natural and organic coffee, expats and locals alike including our home.

How did we learn about Tanna Coffee?

When you’re in Vanuatu, you won’t miss it if you like going to cafe’s to catch up with a friend or you’re having a business meeting.

Below is the brief history of how Tanna Coffee is grown & produced.

  • The Tanna Coffee Development Company (TCDC) was first established in 1982, to assist in the development of the newly independent South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Tanna Island was selected for a Coffee Development Program, due to it’s history of Arabica Coffee production dating back to 1852. A large-scale plantation in conjunction with a ‘Smallholder Farmer’ program was established, and it was in operation until the early 1990’s. A combination of severe climatic conditions and coffee leaf rust disease caused its demise.
  • Terry Adlington (a coffee farmer from Australia) took over the company in 1998, and lived and worked with the farmers on Tanna Island. For three years he educated them on the process of coffee growing, harvesting and processing their valuable product. Once established and producing quality coffee, TCDC moved to Port Vila to establish a Coffee Roastery and went about securing local and International customers.

Where is Tanna Coffee Plantation located?

  • The ‘Tanna Coffee’ plantation is located in beautiful Vanuatu at 400m above sea level. With an average annual rainfall of 2500mm, it is perfectly suited for growing ‘Semi-Dwarf Catimor varieties of Arabica. Additionally, these are hybrids developed from some of the worlds finest coffee stock. The deep rich volcanic soils of Tanna Island are both highly fertile and free draining and also provide a pest-free environment. Finally, this ensures that Tanna Island is ideal for growing the purest organic coffee in a sustainable, non-harmful manner.

Meet 2 of their Amazing Team Tanna Coffee Members

Known Health Benefits of Coffee Drinking

We don’t need to write all the benefits here because you can readily search about the hundreds of benefits of coffee. Thus, on google search engines, but we will share a few which is known to almost everyone who drinks coffee.

We also did some further research and reading and found some of these benefits at Authority Nutrition.  Coffee contains caffeine that is known to be a powerful substance. Additionally, it can improve physical & mental performance. It is also listed here that those who drinks coffee lives longer than those who doesn’t based on scientific research. Moreover, Natural and Organic Coffee is also a very good source of anti-oxidants. Finally, many beneficial nutrients that can improve our health. Read more here.

How much should you drink – It is recommended to only drink 3 small cups of coffee per day to benefit. Moreover, Over dosage can lead to unwanted side-effects – on sleep and cognitive behaviour.

Can you still drink coffee even if you’re diabetic? Know more at http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices/what-can-i-drink.html

After having learned more of the Tanna Coffee Story -Try and Buy your Tanna Coffee here.

Additionally, Travel to Vanuatu and Enjoy our great tasting natural and organic coffee in the comfort of your own home.

Finally, Thank you for reading our Tanna Coffee Story