COFFEE CONSUMPTION RISING

Daily habit costs us P7 Billion in imports. The Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) recently announced the rising consumption in coffee of Filipinos- in all forms be it roast and ground, instant or specialty. “We are now at 170,000 MT per year, says Guillermo “Bill” Luz, Founding trustee of the country’s premiere coffee organization. “When… Read More

ASEAN COFFEES AT GREEN BEAN AND ROASTED COFFEE EVENT

The Indonesian Embassy is holding a Green Bean and Roasted coffee tasting session on November 21, 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati. In the spirit of the ASEAN celebration, the Asean Coffee Federation (ACF) through its local counterpart, the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) will be assisting the Embassy in the activity. “The Indonesian… Read More

COFFEE AND TOURISM

From SunStar Davao by Ace June Rell S. Perez / Photo by RJ Lumawag   TOURISM can be a ticket to promote Philippine coffee. This is the direction of the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) as bared by its President Pacita Juan. “To promote the coffee industry, our direction now is to push for coffee… Read More

COFFEE BOARD HOLDS 10th National SUMMIT

Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña (third from left) keynotes the 10th National Coffee Summit of pioneer coffee stakeholder Organization—the  Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI)—held recently in Davao City.  The PCBI is also the In Country Partner (ICP) of the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) the esteemed institution which gives quality coffee a grade through… Read More

COFFEE PROCESSING: A TOP DEMAND

The Philippine Coffee Board Inc (PCBI) or simply “The Coffee Board” is on its 15th year as a ”go-to” organization for everything coffee related and most specially the promotion of Philippine coffee here and abroad. In their site, inquiries for the upcoming summit are mostly from people wanting to learn more about coffee production. The coffee… Read More

COFFEE CLASSES FOR JULY 2017

JULY 1 at ECHOstore Salcedo 9am-12nn with Robert Francisco ESPRESSO BASICS For those who wish to be a barista or to simply understand how to operate an espresso machine and make espresso-based drinks like cappuccino, latte, and cafe mocha. This also includes how to maintain your espresso machine in good condition. JULY 1 at ECHOstore… Read More

UNIVERSAL ROBINA BUYS 10 TONS OF ROBUSTA COFFEE FROM SULU

From Manila Bulletin by Nonoy Lacson published on May 16, 2017   Zamboanga City – Sulu Royal Coffee,  an agrarian reform cooperative engaged in producing high quality coffee beans, has received a purchase order from Universal Robina Corp. for  10,000 kilograms, or 10 metric tons, of Robusta coffee bean ‘red pick’. This information was relayed… Read More

JULIET BUMOLO-MORALES: KASIBU BUILDER REVIVES COFFEE

  by Chit Juan (The Ultimate Coffee Guide, March 2016)   “We used to see coffee trees all around these mountains,” she tells me in our pick up while we enter the areas of Ifugao, just a few towns from her hometown of Kasibu. Nestled between two mountain ranges in Eastern Northern Luzon, Kasibu was… Read More

SPILLING THE BEANS: HOW SILCA COFFEE ROASTED ITS WAY TO SUCCESS

  by Marilen Fontanilla (The Ultimate Coffee Guide, October 2015)   Silca Coffee Roasting Company (Silca) bestows this promise it has built its business on, “freshly roasted coffee from our family to yours.” It might sound too cliché in its simplicity but having met sibling owners Michael and Carolyn Asuncion, I realized how accurately it… Read More

PAHIMIS FESTIVAL BRINGS BACK INVESTORS

Amadeo, Cavite welcomed thousands of visitors for its 16th Pahimis Festival last weekend. The annual thanksgiving for coffee festival brought investors for coffee projects, most especially its banner program called “Adopt a Farm”. The original “leisure farm” idea started back in 2001 and resulted in over 100 hectares developed by investors for coffee farming. “If you… Read More