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

Winners of Coffee Tilt Announced

Inhandig Tribal Multi Purpose cooperative (ITMPC) from Malaybalay, Bukidnon won this year’s Kape Pilipino Green Coffee Quality competition for the Arabica category while Kape Maramag of Maramag, Bukidnon won the Robusta category.  Both winners will send their representatives to Seattle, Washington this April to attend the Specialty Coffee Association Expo. The Arabica scored 85.84 points … Read More

Sustainable Coffee Secrets

  We’re very privileged to host international coffee experts for the KAPE PILIPINO—the First Green Coffee Quality Competition—currently ongoing at the Cavite State University in Indang, Cavite. The coffee community is waiting with bated breath as these four international judges, headed by Samuel Gurel of Torch Coffee, taste almost a hundred samples of green coffee… Read More

COFFEE BOARD TRAINS BOHOL FARMERS

On the invitation of the Bohol Coffee and Cacao Farmers Marketing Group, the Philippine Coffee Board Inc (PCBI) brought their Chair Nicholas Matti to train farmers in Coffee Nursery Maintenance and also in Pick Red Harvest of their Premium Robusta Coffees. With the support of Landbank of the Philippines (LBP), the PCBI has been conducting… Read More