Monday 29th July marks a digital transformation break through for Kava World in Vanuatu. Thanks to Telecom Vanuatu Limited the https://kava-world.com/ is now data free for all TVL mobile users.
Kava Industry is the key in Vanuatu, given an estimation of over 40% of households engage in some part of the kava value chain. This kava plant commodity is already the main income source in many islands and has a remarkable growth potential within the international trade.
The only reality to this set back is there is a huge lack of information, at all levels as a result it gives complications in opportunities and indeed slows down the market. Kava-world.com prior mission is to contribute to the development and the modernization to the overall kava industry. Like MP Jimmy Nipo stated during the opening speech ” As Vanuatu looks forward to celebrating its 39th Independence, we must give gratitude to ourselves and move forward with pride and dignity as we have achieved another milestone with this kava digital platform, a gate way to the etrade kava industry”.
Kava World humbly thanks the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business and all its delegates for being part of this Kava World and Telecom Vanuatu Limited Partnership launching .
Saturday 13th July was the celebration of France International Day 🇫🇷and in Vanuatu 🇻🇺 both countries celebrated 39 years of friendship and partnership.
The official celebration was held at the French Residence in Port Vila:
Nice French wine, great champagne , cheese, gorgeous pastries 🥮 and cakes 🧁 were served , but also of course, as we are in the South Pacific- Kava, which was enjoyed by most guests.
The kava sharing ceremony between the French Embassy Chargé d’affaire and Vanuatu Prime Minister The Honorable Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, started the event and celebration in itself.
Kava World kindly sponsored the events and served 2 different kava, a Melomelo from Santo proudly supplied by Voiala Nakamal (fes bucket at Bladiniere-thanks Voiala Vatu , and the other kava – a borogu from Pentecost island by Firelight Nakamal (Pango Road). With no surprise at 10.00 pm, both Tanoas were left empty!
It is Auckland’s first dedicated kava shop and room. As such, beyond being the best place to buy high quality kava from in Auckland, it is a community space for calm socializing and relaxation. In addition to selling great kava, Four Shells wants to sell and promote other Pasifika products, as well as host small cultural events and workshops.
At “Four Shells” we will encourage people to join us in creating a new social community which encourages open discussions, a stress-free study/work environment, and most of all, a second home that anyone can call their sanctuary.
We will create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive, ambiance. Try to make all of our customers feel like four shells is a home away from home. Because of the calming effects of kava and relaxing, friendly atmosphere“Four Shells” is a place where people from all walks of life can come together and enjoy themselves. It will be a place for people to connect with each other, or simply relax in peace.
On Tuesday 9th July Kava World served 20 L of kava to the Vanuatu PM and the ITUGSR delegates; 10L Borogo form Pentecost from Fire Light Nakamal and the other 10L is four years Melo Melo Santo from Voiala Kava Bar.
It was an utmost fulfillment to have had ITUGSR delegates from almost around the world, most of them for their first time to taste South Pacific’s Piper Methysticum root crop; the root plant of euphoria, body relaxation and at the same time giving a glimpse of Vanuatu’s culture connecting kava tribes as one back to their grass roots.
Kava World humbly thanks everyone especially the CEO of Telecom Vanuatu Limited and the rest of the TVL team be part of this fun engaging kava event.
Benoit Hannequin the friendly owner of Buddha Nak serves the best yet most affordable Vanuatu Kava juices and Vanuatu Kava Powder at his Kava Spirit Import , rue Raphaël Ménard Rivière Salée Noumea. 🇳🇨🇻🇺
If there are two things that any genuine friendly kava bar owner would love to share is the Love and Endowment of their kava products. 🧡💚🖤
Alee its bout Kava O’clock! Stop for a shell or two at Buddha Nak ! 🙌🥥
Kava blind test: out of 15 participants, we had 9 winners.
Last night at Lenamy Kava Bar we have Sam whom also lives in the area won the Blind Kava Tasting award by guessing the two kava juices right; one six years fom Malekula and the other three years from Epi.
It is quite obvious that most locals are very well aware of the different varieties of kava in Vanuatu, hence also differentiating where they are from and their given age groups. To add that, just like any international wine testing; different varieties of kava comes with their own unique scent from a sweet to a much more bitter peppery smell.
That same night we have had a participant that does not consume kava but insisted on smelling the kava shells instead; interestingly he also end up guessing the two shells right.
So Kava Lovers what are your thoughts?
Join us for our next Thursday’s kava night event and share us your experiences in this Blind Kava Testing !
Thursday 13th June, Kava-World will be hosting a Kava event at the Lenamy Kava Bar, Bahai area.
A abit of the Lenamy Kava Bar insight; Lenamy is owned by Paul Telukluk one of Vanuatu’s all time favorite betanque player and is now managed by Patrick Basilio with given six windows serving the best of both Malekula, Ambrym and Ambae kava.
The Nakamal opens from 4 PM evey afternoon except for Sundays and has an open betanque court for customers and residence around the area to play a match or two whilst enjoying their kava.
The Kava World Team will be hosting this event before 7 PM and the Blind Kava Tasting will commence right at 7.
After cyclone Pam, like most Vanuatu kava bars; Stella View with the new management team picked itself up, wipe the slate clean and bloomed into one of the most recently inspiring kava bars in Vila.
Felixino Bule the new manager has been running the bar for over two years with the reinforcement of his dear wife, they muddle through it all building a little shop that also sells alcohol beverages and a kava bar that only serves the best of Beleru’s kava juices.
He is also an individual farmer from South Santo that owns a four years plus kava plantation and ships to Vila every week to mainly serve here at Stella View.
Owing to the fact that Felixino is a passionate kava farmer and believes in the agricultural movement of empowerment to the indigenous Ni Vans; he succour and ships kava from other Beleru farmers and sells them as green kava roots for 1200 Vatu / per Kg in his kava bar on a daily basis, ” I don’t insist on selling my kava roots as it is already served in my kava bar, however I do prioritize in selling green kava roots from the other additional South Santo farmers… I want to feel and know that I can help them as much as God has blessed me with little I own it is my calling from the most high to do so.”
In essence thank you Felixino Bule for sharing your journey with Kava World, considering only 15 mins or so drive from the town away from the hustle and bustle Stella View is by far the only kava bar yet where you can relax and enjoy your shell with a view ontop of a tree and catch a sight of a ranch like Stella Mare country side.
Port Vila Municipal Wardens have been urged to inspect the health and safety standards in more than 100 kava bars around Port Vila.
The wardens have received instructions to start inspecting all kava bars operating in Port Vila Monday next week to observe if the kava bar owners are abiding with the standards required by Business By-Law Levy Fee 20/2000.
A fundamental duty of the Port Vila Municipal Council as explained in section 25 (1) in the Municipalities Law is the town authority must ensure “to safeguard the public health” of the citizens of Port Vila.
As such the Port Vila Municipality passed a by-law to defend the healthiness of kava drinkers in Port Vila by ensuring that kava bar owners guarantee that the kava handlers in the kava bars are clean and healthy – always wash their hands with water and soap before handling kava.
The by-law further prevents the person who sells kava from smoking and spitting close to where kava is sold, the person who sells kava in the nakamal must wear an apron, a head cover and hand gloves.
There are many other details which the kava bar owners require to have in his kava bar before the Port Vila Municipality can issue a Kava Business Levy to the owner of the kava nakamal.
If the kava bar owners fail to satisfy the standards expected by the Municipal Wardens from the 10th of July to July 31st the Vanuatu Bureau of Standards could order the temporary closure of the kava bars.
This Thursday’s Blind Kava Test Event will be taking place down at Alliance Francaise from 5 PM
In the meantime please come by and say “Hi” to the team as we will be doing short Kava-World demo presentations as of today onward; enlightening you with this exciting kava world platform as it is the first of it’s kind and a new initiative altogether in Vanuatu !
We have had a good number of engagement from the interested public during the Green Wave opening yesterday afternoon. Kava-worl.com is not just a fun social bridging-digital content between kava farmers, kava bars and kava consumers but as the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ralph Regenvanu shared during the opening speech it is one of the many initiatives that is prior economical resourcefulness, informative inventiveness and has great capability of the overall agricultural sustainability and development within this nation and around the world.
In essence Kava-World would like to thank Rachel Voiala, the owner of the Voiala Kava Bar Anamburu which was once known as ‘Fes Bucket Anamburu’ to allow this Kava-World night event.
Rachel owns the main Voiala Kava Bar headquarter at Bladinier area along with the Voiala Kava Bar at Erakor Halfroad and she rents the third branch which is where Kava-World host the event at Anamburu area from the Boe families.
On Thursday 30th May, Kava-World held an entrance with the public at the Voiala Kava Bar. As busy as the bar already is we had some captivating feedback for the first time from the kava drinkers right after the short demo presentation. These feedback give recognition and acknowledgement for the overall usefulness of the tools and information presented in the https://kava-world.com/ platform.
In addition, we have had other engaging feedback from other interested kava bar owners during the event whom wish to invite the team to their kava bars and enlighten them more with the Kava-World platform and the Blind Kava Test.
Rachel made sure the team had two best varieties of Borogo kava; one being from Santo at Mavunlep village and the other from Central Maewo at Nasawa village. Voiala Kava Bar wish to impart to the kava-lovers, it is guaranteed that these are the two top islands as well as Malekula Island that the Voiala kava juices are produced from.
There was a good number of participants during the Blind Kava Test and the lucky winner was George, who is one of the students from the ‘Association Bilingual National Blo Vanuatu’. George who is also intrigued with the overall Kava-World platform is ecstatic along with his other AUF team to be part of the nights event.
To put it concisely, every Thursday night the Kava-World host kava night events at different kava bars within different areas around the Port Vila town. Each event brings forth different experiences and an interesting session all together.
More stories on the insights of the Voiala Kava Bar to be posted soon, Stay with us and Stay Bless Kava Lovers !
Frank King is the current Director of the Kava House Ltd Vanuatu, he acquired his dad’s business 14 years ago. Frank is buying knoble dry kava from the islands especially Pentecost and Ambrym to export to international markets such as Noumea and USA.
Furthermore, the Kava House hopes to promote Vanuatu knoble kava varieties by setting high standards of product finishing, quality control and powder kava service delivery to local and international customers. The five core values that make Kava House Vanuatu of top priority to the establishment and its operations is that it aims to ensure the Kava produce used is grown in organic conditions by indigenous farmers utilizing traditional cultivation and harvesting methods.
The Kava House also provides a kava tour of their kava industry and educates mainly tourists about Vanuatu kava.
Try Vanuatu dry knoble kava ! Designed ideally for you to enjoy kava where ever you are in the world!
On Thursday 23rd May, Kava-World hosted another interesting Blind Kava tasting at Jays Kava Bar !
This time the public were given two different shells of Borogo kava from Pentecost; the first shell ranges at 6 years of age and the second borogo shell is at 3 years of age.
We had about 11 participants and the two winners Rachel and Mia luckily guessed their shells right. ” We could guess the 6 years shell right because right away it made our tongue numb after the first sip, haha !” added the two optimistic winners.
Another kava winning award was presented as promised to last Thursday ICT’s Blind Kava Test winner Christoper Juergen Calangis.
Okay Kava-Lovers keep an eye out for our next Thursday Kava-World event !!