The Great Women of ASEAN

  UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF UPS AND USAID-ACTI, FIVE COUNTRIES IN THE ASEAN SENT THEIR BEST WOMEN COFFEE ENTREPRENEURS—farmers, processors and retailers—to visit various coffee destinations in Cavite and in Makati City. The women visited the National Coffee Research Center in Indang, Cavite to see new technologies and the vast collection of coffee varieties the… Read More

7 Steps in Planting Coffee

  PCBI’s Dr. Alejandro Mojica reveals how it’s done—the right way. 1. ACQUISITION OF QUALITY PLANTING MATERIALS At the right age (should have 6-8 pairs of leaves; more or less 1 year in the nursery from the time it was sown) Hardened (placed under the sun 1 – 2 months before planting in the field)… Read More

The Benefits of Coffee Farming

  PRINCESS KUMALAH SUG-ELARDO 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. It started with a small capital of P170,000. The coop now counts about P15 Million in assets. That’s almost 1,000% in growth! Since 2012, when the… Read More

ACDI/VOCA – USDA Request for Application (RFA)

Who: ACDI/VOCA through the Mindanao Productivity in Agriculture Commerce & Trade (MinPACT) Project, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded project. What: Is seeking grant applications from interested Mindanao coffee, cacao, and coconut organizations and enterprises to improve and strengthen their post-harvest handling and processing equipment and systems. When: The Request for Application (RFA) package is available… Read More

National Coffee Summit to Bring International Coffee Stars

For the past 8 years, the country’s coffee sector gets together every October in what is called the National Coffee Summit. It is held simultaneously with a trade event called Coffee Origins.  The annual meet is organized by the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI), a private sector-led advocacy to promote Philippine coffee domestically and to… Read More

Coffee Quality Institute Partners With Philippine Coffee Board Inc.

The prestigious Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), a US-based institution promoting specialty coffee, came to the country recently to hold talks with coffee stakeholders along with the country’s preeminent coffee organization, Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI). Senior Adviser Ted Lingle (known in the coffee world as the “coffee guru”) along with CQI Operations Director Lisa Conway met… Read More

Landbank and PCBI Continue Pick Red Events

  For the second year now, Landbank is sponsoring some events with Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) to raise the quality of coffee especially in Northern Luzon. New areas, like Kasibu and Santa Fe Nueva Vizcaya, are the target areas for new coffee plantings of the  Arabica variety. The Pick Red campaign has made farmers more… Read More

Cavite Coffee: Good Buy or Goodbye?

Cavite was known as the coffee capital of the Philippines, producing the coffee needs of Manila as well as other parts of the country. It may have experienced difficult times over the past decades but it doesn’t mean it cannot regain its glorious past. Believing that it can be done, Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI)… Read More

Pick Red Goes To Cavite

Innovative campaign raises farmers incomes by 30% Cavite had been sharing the Luzon coffee glory with Batangas until the Cavite AA variety made it to export and became a world-class “in demand” origin for Robusta and  of late, for specialty Kalaboso Barako or Liberica. But the Philippine Coffee Board Inc (PCBI) knows that Cavite coffee… Read More

APEC Sidelines: What Coffee Will the CEOs Be Drinking?

Philippine Coffee, of course. Through the invitation of Price Waterhouse Coopers or PwC to fuel their Knowledge Café at the APEC CEO SUMMIT, The Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) will be serving the award-winning coffee from Kapatagan, Mt. Apo, Davao to the APEC visitors. There also will be coffee from famed Cordillera care of the… Read More