Our Story

The Beginnings of Rose Sisante & Munkijo Organic Coconut Products

Getting to know the Munkijo brand means taking a journey both across the world and across time to meet a delightfully adventurous Filipino girl named Rose Sisante. It’s the early 1960’s, and Rose was happily spending summers and holidays on her family’s coconut farm in the province of Quezon.

Rose has learned firsthand the myriad of ways all parts of the coconut tree can be utilized in daily life. She was inspired by the pride and passion her beloved uncle and his team of farmers put into their demanding, yet rewarding work. Six decades later, Rose built Munkijo to what it is today - providing 100% authentic and nutritious coconut items on the market.

Since Rose’s passing, her husband, Sonny, and son, Giancarlo, are carrying on her memory and applying that very same pride and passion to the fast-growing, award-winning Munkijo brand.

As Rose liked to say, “At Munkijo, our commitment to quality comes as naturally as our coconuts – a commitment not only to offer the widest possible range of natural coconut products, but to honor the rich heritage of our family and all the other dedicated farmers who have been making the Philippines a bastion of coconut excellence and sustainable stewardship for generations.”


Cracking Open the Boundless Potential of Coconuts

Munkijo utilizes production processes that are proven to be best for our customers’ health, our farmers’ quality of life and providing the best of what nature has to offer. Our organic virgin coconut oil, for example, uses the centrifuge process rather than the quicker and more profitable expeller process many other brands employ.

What’s more, none of Munkijo’s products are adulterated, which is why our organic coconut sugar and organic coconut nectar have a distinctly fresh taste and quality. In other words: no shortcuts, no compromises and no question that you are getting the best organic coconut products nature has to offer!

We are excited for you to enjoy our Munkijo coconut-based products for years to come and are delighted to welcome you to our family.


Read this 2017 interview to learn the story about Rose and Munkijo:   http://www.wholify.com/munkijo-organics/