BLAZING THE TRAIL TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS

The Barista and Coffee Academy of Asia (BCAA) takes pride in offering the first Q grading class in the country, with no less than Torch Coffee Roaster and Labs founder Samuel Gurel. This paved the way for a new wave of coffee quality consciousness in the coffee community and industry. BCAA owner Cherry Cruz translates… Read More

TRAINING FOR QUALITY

“Can you come over to Nueva Vizcaya next?” the ladies asked ECHOsi Chair Chit Juan. These ladies from Region 2, along with some women from Region 1, joined the Women in Coffee Training session held in Sagada mid-January, amid cool temperatures and chilly weather. The Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) and ECHOsi Foundation, with Philippine… Read More

PHILIPPINE WOMEN IN COFFEE

Just as coffee is a wonderful way to discover regional flavors with every sip, women in coffee are similarly amazing, with their diverse profiles and activities but united in their quest for quality in Philippine coffee. The Ultimate Coffee Guide raises a cup to salute these women and their achievements. Please follow and like us:

KAPE ISLA: RAISING AWARENESS FOR PHILIPPINE-GROWN COFFEE

“When the National Coffee Development Board (now the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc.) was first created, one of our challenges was to get consumers to focus on Philippine-grown coffee as opposed to imported coffees,” related PCBI founding trustee Guillermo Luz on the creation of the iconic Kape Isla seal. Luz pointed out that the group’s original… Read More