“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


In 2016, PCBI and the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) brought about 10 ASEAN women to learn more about coffee and to train the other women in the ASEAN coffee-producing countries that included Laos, Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia. The training took them to Cavite State University and different coffee farms, to learn about roasting and… Read More

The Benefits of Coffee Farming

  PRINCESS KUMALAH SUG-ELARDO has been the poster lady of coffee in ARMM since she organized her cooperative, the People’s Alliance For Progress Multi Purpose Cooperative (PAP-MPC) in 2009. It started with a small capital of P170,000. The coop now counts about P15 Million in assets. That’s almost 1,000% in growth! Since 2012, when the… Read More