2 Jul 2018

Fiji coffee company looks to buy bigger water filtration system

7:12 am on 2 July 2018

A coffee processing business in Fiji is raising funds to buy a mobile water filtration system to help villages access clean drinking water, particularly after floods.

Fiji coffee being processed on site

Fiji coffee being processed on site Photo: supplied

Two cyclones earlier this year affected harvests and left at least 250, 000 people across the country without clean drinking water.

Bula Coffee spokesperson Luke Fryett said as a solution, they now want to purchase a bigger mobile water filtration system from New Zealand to help the community.

He said staff have already seen the benefits from a smaller water filtration system that has just been set up in their office.

"Which has been a huge help because sometimes our water looks like your coffee and is literally what it comes out and looks like, it just comes out brown. That has been a huge stress relief for us, just knowing that all the staff here we can keep on working and we don't have to worry and track down bottled water or anything."

A Give a Little fundraising page hopes to raise $US10,000 for the filtration system.