THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT COFFEE

2011 was a breakthrough year for coffee and for women. What started as a trip to China to explore the exportation of coffee and textiles now becomes an advocacy to cultivate the uniqueness of women and coffee. The kismet meeting of Pacita Juan, President of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) in the Philippines, with… Read More

A COLLEGE DEGREE THROUGH COFFEE

“A man walked in and shot my parents. My father lived but my mother passed away. My father was crippled because of the gunshot. Without enough money, my siblings and I would take turns in going to school. That is why I did not have the drive to finish my studies,” says Mimie Alyub Sali… Read More

WOMEN IN COFFEE

Yes, they are the women in coffee. And it’s a growing tribe. The local chapter of International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) welcomes more women into the fold, as Princess Kumala Sug-Elardo urges the women of Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to join the Philippine chapter. She has touched base with women from Basilan and… Read More