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

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 Origins festival set in October

From The Philippine Star Manila, Philippines – The 10th anniversary of the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) will be celebrated in its annual coffee festival dubbed “Coffee Origins”. The event, where thousands of cups of Philippine coffee are given for free to consumers, will run from Oct. 4 to 14 at the Greenbelt 5 gallery in… Read More

Coffee from Cordillera in demand

By Chit Juan, Philippine Daily Inquirer Call them heirloom varieties just like “old world” wine. Coffee in the Benguet, Mountain Province and Ifugao are some of the best Arabica coffee strains. Many coffee enthusiasts have cornered the markets in the Cordillera and most of the coffee are “spoken for” even before harvest starts around November… Read More

Fair trade pricing key to building Cordillera coffee brand

By Vincent Cabreza, Inquirer North Luzon LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—Coffee consumption in the country has grown almost as fast as coffee production has fallen in recent years. But fair trade, at least in upland communities where coffee beans grow best, appears to have remedied that imbalance. By making sure that coffee farmers get the right share… Read More

Together in economics and in coffee

We may as well call ourselves the Asian Coffee Group, but since only Southeast Asian countries still produce most of the coffees of the world, we have called ourselves the Asean Coffee Federation. In fact, 85 percent of Robusta coffee (one of four varieties we grow in the country) drank worldwide comes from Vietnam and… Read More

The Allure of the Coffee Tour

By Goldweene Quetulio, Field Trip F&B World Magazine Love coffee? Love it even more by seeing how coffee is produced from farming to milling, roasting, and finally to drinking. Do you know that next to oil, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world? Do you also know that our country is blessed… Read More