Suppliers of Direct Micro Expelling Equipment:
“Empowering and bringing hope”
We invented the Direct Micro Expelling (DME) technology in 1994 to take coconut processing back to the farms where the nuts are grown. Here families are able to produce DME Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (DME-EVCO) within one hour of opening a coconut. The oil is perfectly natural, organic, of mild flavour and aroma — it is simply brilliant! Taste the difference!
Kokonut Pacific has set up DME presses across the Pacific - in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, PNG, Kiribati and Indonesia - as well as in India, Africa and the Caribbean islands with dramatic impact on the lives of local communities. The astonishment, bright faces, smiles and laughter as producers pump their first oil is a joy to behold. This is Full and Fair Trade at its best. Rural communities are producing a superb quality of oil which is now flowing to the international market in significant quantities. Some of the producers have been Certified Organic by NASAA (AQIS and NOP accredited).
Our most significant international commitment has been the partnership we formed in 2004 with a local company in the Solomon Islands. We formed Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI) as a joint venture company. From humble beginnings KPSI has grown into an award-winning enterprise operating from its own ‘Coconut Campus’ where it hosts the new (formed in 2014) Coconut Technology Centre (CTC). The vision is that this “Island of Success” can help bring about “Seas of Change” in the ways that coconuts are used around the tropics.
Kokonut Pacific's DME System benefits us all
- Consumers have a natural, nutritious, delicious product which leads to better health.
- Producers receive fair returns several times better than for copra while their community and culture is respected.
- The Environment is protected by better use of an existing resource with a sustainable, self-fuelling, no-waste process.
- Whole communities benefit as they link together through ‘hubs’ that provide economies of scale in quality control and entry into international markets to complete a vastly improved ‘value chain’.
Kokonut Pacific supports the fair trade industry. Read more about our Fair Trade commitment here.