ASEAN COFFEE FEDERATION: BRINGING SOUTHEAST ASIAN COFFEE ORIGINS TO THE FORE

ASEAN coffee origins have come to the fore since the ASEAN Coffee Federation (ACF) started almost seven years ago. After initial organizational meetings in Singapore and Laos, the annual coffee events Café Asia and THAIFEX have served as ACF’s launching pad for introducing exotic coffee origins of the ASEAN region. “Training the Trainer” courses also… Read More

SULU PRINCESS USES COFFEE AS AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE

By Yvette Tan, published by Manila Bulletin on March 3, 2019   Women are natural peacemakers. In the case of Sulu Royal Coffee, the peacemaking is literal. Princess Kumala “Lalah” Shug Elardo, of the Royal House of the Sultanate of Sulu, was born in Panamao, a remote, high conflict area in Sulu. She grew up… Read More

ALL ABOUT THE Q

Since its inception in 1996, the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) has been developing programs to meet the needs of an evolving coffee market, while also ensuring that better tasting cups are brought to the thirsty consumer. One of CQI’s crucial contributors is the Q Coffee System. CQI states that “Our Q Coffee System has continued… Read More

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

ASEAN COFFEES AT GREEN BEAN AND ROASTED COFFEE EVENT

The Indonesian Embassy is holding a Green Bean and Roasted coffee tasting session on November 21, 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati. In the spirit of the ASEAN celebration, the Asean Coffee Federation (ACF) through its local counterpart, the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) will be assisting the Embassy in the activity. “The Indonesian… 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

COFFEE PROCESSING: A TOP DEMAND

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

BETTER BREWS AT 15

“Gusto mo ng kape?” This is the default question that most Filipinos ask their guests. If coffee is considered the second most popular drink in the world next to water, it’s actually the number one drink in the Philippines. It is so popular that our country is one of the few that produces all four… 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