COFFEE CONNECTIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Can you imagine how many people met over coffee to discuss problems and brainstorm on possible solutions? Likewise, PCBI believes that the coffee industry should focus on collaboration instead of competition. Here’s a look at what PCBI has done and will be doing for peace and progress in the ASEAN region: ASEAN COMMUNITY FORUM One… Read More

PERK UP ON THE GO

There’s nothing like a good cup of joe to perk you up before―and especially after―a long flight. Thankfully, we’re not the only ones who think so. On October 16, 2017, Manila Marriott became the very first hotel to open a dining outlet inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with Manila Life Café. Aside from… Read More

COFFEE COURSES

Here’s a list of PCBI’s class offerings: COFFEE 101: INTRODUCTION TO COFFEE This course walks you through the world history of coffee, with an overview of the coffee journey from seed to cup. Information on the science of roasting and how coffee flavors come to life are also covered. The course tackles different brewing methods,… Read More

WOMEN IN COFFEE

IWCA-PH President Pacita Juan recalls how the group started. “In 2012, I learned about how to put up a chapter of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance in the country, as a way for us to connect to the rest of the world. It was also a way for us to get to international markets,” she… Read More

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

PARTNERS FOR COFFEE QUALITY

One of the most traded agricultural commodities around the world is coffee, affecting the livelihood of the people producing it. The Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) that staying focused on quality will help address the challenges and issues faced by small- and medium-sized coffee farmers. In 2016, CQI and the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) signed an… Read More

BREWING A STRONGER COFFEE COMMUNITY

These partners include both public and private institutions and offices, which believe that a stronger and more productive coffee sector is the route towards a sustainable future for our coffee farmers. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE The Department of Agriculture (DA) worked with PCBI on the Pilipinas Gising at Magkape (PGAM) Program from 2008 to 2010. That… Read More

WANT TO PLANT SOME COFFEE?

I planted my first coffee tree back in 1999 in a farm lent to us by a religious order somewhere in Tagaytay. But sadly, that property was taken over by urbanization and my tree was part of the sale. Then my next experiment was in Lucban, Quezon where we planted row upon row of Robusta… 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