Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña (third from left) keynotes the 10th National Coffee Summit of pioneer coffee stakeholder Organization—the  Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI)—held recently in Davao City.  The PCBI is also the In Country Partner (ICP) of the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) the esteemed institution which gives quality coffee a grade through… Read More


The Philippine Coffee Board Inc (PCBI) or simply “The Coffee Board” is on its 15th year as a ”go-to” organization for everything coffee related and most specially the promotion of Philippine coffee here and abroad. In their site, inquiries for the upcoming summit are mostly from people wanting to learn more about coffee production. The coffee… Read More


I first met Selima Depolio two years ago, when PCBI brought some jute sacks for Atok Arabica Coffee Growers Marketing Cooperative (ACOGMAC), the cooperative where she belonged. We asked then ACOGMAC chair Dick Evasco to round up the women so we can teach them the proper way to process their coffee. Why women? Because we… Read More

Sustainable Coffee Secrets

  We’re very privileged to host international coffee experts for the KAPE PILIPINO—the First Green Coffee Quality Competition—currently ongoing at the Cavite State University in Indang, Cavite. The coffee community is waiting with bated breath as these four international judges, headed by Samuel Gurel of Torch Coffee, taste almost a hundred samples of green coffee… 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 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

National Coffee Summit to Bring International Coffee Stars

For the past 8 years, the country’s coffee sector gets together every October in what is called the National Coffee Summit. It is held simultaneously with a trade event called Coffee Origins.  The annual meet is organized by the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI), a private sector-led advocacy to promote Philippine coffee domestically and to… Read More

Coffee Quality Institute Partners With Philippine Coffee Board Inc.

The prestigious Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), a US-based institution promoting specialty coffee, came to the country recently to hold talks with coffee stakeholders along with the country’s preeminent coffee organization, Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI). Senior Adviser Ted Lingle (known in the coffee world as the “coffee guru”) along with CQI Operations Director Lisa Conway met… Read More