Introduction of Staff

Lily Jamias

President, Co-Founder, Forester, Roaster, Q-Grader

Lily Jamias

Co- Founder of Kapi Tako Social Enterprise. Yagam Coffee roaster. She is a Licensed Q Grader & Forester who passed the National Qualification Exam. A Kankanay ethnicity from Tadian, Mountain Province, she is a graduate of the BSU College of Forestery. She has been involved in the reforestation project of an environmental NGO named Cordillera Green Network (CGN) as a Forester since 2007. She has attended various environmental education training workshops, acted as an environmental education facilitator, and has led many community-based tree planting and Agroforestry projects conducted by CGN. After receiving the Coffee Quality Institute's Q-grader license in October 2017, she has been actively training farmers in refining techniques to improve the quality of coffee in the Cordillera region. She is one of the few people in the Cordillera region who can instruct farmers in everything related to coffee, from soil preparation to flavor evaluation and cupping.

Mariko Sorimachi

Co-Founder, General Manager

Mariko Sorimachi

Co-founder of Kapi Tako Social Enterprise. She has lived in the Philippines since 1996, founded the Cordillera Green Network (CGN), an environmental NGO in Baguio City in 2001, and has led a number of projects including environmental education, tree planting, and indigenous livelihood enhancement programs to improve the life of indigenous people and to conserve the natural resources of the Cordillera region. In 2017, she founded the Kapi Tako Social Enterprise with Lily Jamias and other CGN staff.

Mhyra Seset

Forester, Logistic Manager

Mhyra Seset

She holds a national forester's license and has been involved in community organizing and planting guidance for CGN's tree planting project since 2014. To prepare Fairtrade exporting, she unites community women to lead the sorting process of green coffee beans. And for retailing the Yagam Coffee, she is in charge of the logistic.