Born in Las Piñas, Philippines, founder Raquel Stewart grew up in Vancouver maintaining strong cultural ties with her birthplace. Bukobaba is Raquel's vision of bridging her two worlds: bringing Philippine essentials such as coconut oil, prepared in traditional methods going back centuries in the Philippines, to Canada where educated consumers recognize artisanal, small-batch products that support local farmers and producers in native lands.
Bukobaba's Coconut oil - the base for all of their products - is extracted from fresh, mature coconuts without using any heat or mechanical presses. While heat extraction is a more time-efficient and cost-effective method, it compromises the integrity of the final product. Many of the delicate micronutrients and fatty acids in coconut oil are susceptible to temperature, which is why they insist on the traditional cold pressed extraction method.
We're excited to carry a range of their products including their Vegan & Paleo Friendly Coconut Jam, a Coconut Black Vinegar (think balsamic), their energy and brain boosting MCT and of course their Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil.
Check them our in store or linked right here!