PRODUCTIVITY IN THE COFFEE SPHERE

While coffee production has been increasing in the past few years, the Philippines is still a long way from meeting the local demand for coffee. The Ultimate Coffee Guide gathers industry stakeholders to assess how everyone can enhance coffee productivity. Robert Francisco joined PCBI as its technical consultant in February 2017, to help set up… Read More

COFFEE ORIGINS

The come-on is the free coffee, but Coffee Origins has always been about more than that. Since 2002, coffee afficionados have been looking forward to this multi-day coffee festival every October. Originally named Coffee Break, it is the brainchild of the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) led by founding trustee and current director Guillermo “Bill”… Read More

INVESTING IN LIBERICA

According to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report on the Philippines Coffee Situation and Outlook for 2011, there were only 933,034 mature Liberica coffee trees compared with the overall 84,544,625 trees as of 2010. There is a growing awareness for this robust-flavored bean, though, that has gradually steeped into the… Read More