National Coffee Council Creation in 2017 Pressed

From EDGE Davao published on January 13, 2017   Stakeholders have expressed optimism President Duterte will sign an executive order this year that will establish once and for all a Philippine Coffee Council to strengthen the coffee industry. Atty. Lucky Seigfred Balleque, provincial director of the Department of Trade and Industry in Compostela Valley told… Read More

Rody To Sign EO to Launch RP Coffee Brand This 2017

  From Edge Davao published on January 12, 2017   President Duterte will sign within this year an executive order that will establish the Philippine coffee brand due to a growing clamor by industry players and stakeholders. Atty. Lucky Seigfred Balleque, provincial director of the Department of Trade and Industry for Compostela Valley disclosed this… Read More

Kape Pilipino Cup Quality Competition Official Rules

EVENT Kape Pilipino: Philippine Coffee Board Inc.’s First Annual Cup Quality Competition March 1-4, 2017 Cavite State University PARTICIPANTS Anyone engaged in the production of coffee in the Philippines, including but not limited to coffee cooperatives, farmers, processors and exporters. Participant categories and subcategories Samples shall be categorized as follows: Robusta coffee: for samples of Coffea… Read More

Hearts On The Cup

  Barista champion Vanessa Caceres reveals how to make latte art   MATERIALS: espresso machine fresh milk (cold) coffee (medium to dark roast) barista pitcher (with a narrow spout) barista latte art pen MATERIALS: Steam the milk at 150-160°F using an espresso machine to make a microfoam (also known as wet foam because of its… Read More

Kape Pilipino Cupping Competition is Now Open for Entries

After a series of trainings held in Davao and in Manila, the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) along with the Coffee Quality Institute(CQI), has announced the contest everyone waits for in coffee producing countries. Dubbed Kape Pilipino (KP), it is the first national coffee quality competition to determine who produces the highest quality coffee in… Read More

BENGUET ARABICA LISTED IN ARK OF TASTE

New listing so farmers earn double just by protecting the variety The coffee variety, ARABICA, is now officially in the Slow Food’s Ark of Taste as the number of trees in Benguet continue to dwindle. Many reasons contribute to its declining population, such as climate change, coupled with the diminishing interest of the younger generation to… Read More

The Greatest Coffee Associations the World has to Offer

  The PCBI is part of the list! 6. Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. Despite the fact that Filipino coffee is yet to take to the international stage, this non-profit makes it to #5 because of its drive to take care of its national education. The PCBI provides the key for coffee farmers to overcome traditional coffee… Read More

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