CHAIRPERSONS

 

nam NICHOLAS A. MATTI
Chairperson
With over 30 years experience in coffee, Nicky is the coffee historian and an astute green coffee quality specialist.
puj PACITA U. JUAN
President and Co-Chair
Chit has been in retail for over 20 years and has been the advocate in promoting Philippine coffee internationally.

 

DIRECTORS

 

ALEJANDRO C. MOJICA
Director
Vice President, Cavite State University
Andy has been in coffee research for over 15 years and has started the somatic embryogenesis for Barako or the Liberica variety.
GLICERIO Y. LUMAGBAS
Treasurer
Glicerio spent many years in Nestle as an Agronomist and knows of many coffee origins and sources around the country
RENE R. TONGSON
Director
Rene hails from Negros but has lived in Amadeo, Cavite for most of his life. He knows the farmer groups on the ground in this coffee town in Luzon.
THERESA CAPELLAN
Director
Theresa is a retired agriculture executive who has worked in corn, swine and energy projects primarily in Mindanao.
 
EMMANUEL U. TORREJON
Director
Manny has spent most of his 30 years in coffee as a roaster and continues to be an avid enthusiast in roasting specialty coffee.
princess-lalah PRINCESS KUMALA SUG-ELARDO
Director
Princess Lalah has been the poster lady of coffee in ARMM since she organized her cooperative, the People's Alliance For Progress Multi Purpose Cooperative (PAP-MPC) in 2009.
GUILLERMO M. LUZ
Founding Trustee
Bill is responsible for gathering the coffee stakeholders back in 2002 to what is now a 15 year-old authority in coffee.
He is also in the National Competitiveness Council and an active member of business organizations.
Bill is an avid coffee drinker and has also tried to plant coffee.
ROBERT FRANCISCO
Executive Director
Robert has been in the coffee industry since 1993. He has a wealth of experience in coffee shop operations and in running a roastery. Robert is a graduate of Hotel and Restaurant Administration in UP Diliman. He took courses in Culinary Arts and other related interests.