NOVEMBER 2015

November 16-18, 2015 APEC Meeting PCBI will serve the delegates at Makati Shangri-La, Manila   Please follow and like us:

COFFEE REVIVAL; Flogging a dead horse?

From www.malaya.com.ph by Irma Isip A state bank and a non-government organization have assured financing support to give back life to the coffee industry.  It is now behind all Asean countries although late in the Spanish regime, it was the only competitor of Brazil in the export market. The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) and its… Read More

LandBank, PEF offer financial support to coffee enterprises

From www.businessmirror.com.ph by Philippine News Agency Entrepreneurs in the coffee industry are urged to tap financial programs available from public and private lenders. In a news briefing hosted by the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) on Monday in Makati City, LandBank of the Philippines program officer Diosdado M. Domingo said the state-owned bank is offering a… Read More

LBP offers unlimited loan facility for coffee production

From www.mb.com.ph by Bernie Magkilat State-owned Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) has opened an unlimited financing for coffee production to support government’s goal to bolster the country’s coffee production, which is now among the top five bottom countries globally. Diosdado M. Domingo, LBP executive officer of Programs Management Department, told reporters during a press… Read More

Brewing corporate plans over Filipino coffee

From inquirer.net by Margaux Salcedo After last week’s column on wine, let’s sober up this week with coffee. After all, while a lot of deals are sealed with champagne, the brewing of plans usually begins with a cup of coffee. There was a time when competition was among instant coffee brands. Folgers was a family favorite.… Read More

Filipina coffee cupper comes home

From philstar.com by Chit U. Juan   MANILA, Philippines – What is cupping anyway? People in the coffee trade know that a cupper or coffee taster is the one person who can either make or break the economic future of a coffee harvest. Cupping has its own language, its own standards and internationally-recognized metrics to… Read More

Mindanao, coffee country

From philstar.com by Pacita U. Juan MANILA, Philippines – Not many people realize that Mindanao produces about 70 percent of coffee in the country. Many still think it is Batangas, or maybe Cavite, which now comes as a close second to our Southern mountain areas. We were in Davao some weeks ago to prepare for… Read More

Coffee farming shifts to Mindanao

By Irma Isip From malaya.com.ph Coffee farming is shifting slowly to Mindanao, pushed by the rising cost of land in traditional coffee-producing provinces like Cavite. Nicholas Matti, chairman of the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) said at present only 4,000 hectares of land remain planted with coffee in Cavite. One hectare of farmland costs about… Read More

Lumads to grow coffee in Caraga

  The Philippine Coffee Board officers recently met with the Sultan Julius Mabangos, and Datu Mansangyawan of the Manobo tribe and the Indigenous People Economic Union to look at the revival of  coffee planting on Mount HilongHilong in Agusan. The mountain is home to the indigenous tribe and is about 2000 meters above sea level,… Read More

Coffee execs urge perking up Mindanao bean farming

By Catherine Pillas From businessmirror.com.ph THE Philippine Coffee Board (PCB) is encouraging farmers to look to Mindanao to expand production of higher-valued coffee beans as land values in plantations in the northern Philippines are rising while land area viable for coffee planting is on a decline. “We want farmers to explore Mindanao where the high-altitude mountains… Read More