GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN IN COFFEE

After attending PCBI’s National Coffee Summit in 2009, I applied what I had learned. Delighted by the fruitful results of my backyard farm, I shared insights and knowledge with my community. Now, thanks to coffee, we enjoy peace and progress—that is my dream for others, too, where women are not of leading, and men are… Read More

COFFEE THE MORO WAY

“Upi has always been a coffee area,” says Jandatu Salik, a civil engineer turned farmpreneur in Upi, Maguindanao. Upi, at 1,600 feet above sea level, is indeed a perfect place to grow the Robusta and Barako varieties. Jandatu has some coffee trees in his Busikong Organik Farm, and all around his village, there are tall… Read More

GREENING YOUR CAFÉ

With everyone concerned about saving the planet, coffee shop owners play a very important role in using fewer paper cups, paper or foil sachets for sugar, and plastic straws for iced drinks. Here’s how you as a consumer can help your favorite café towards sustainable, planet-friendly operations: Use only washable and reusable cups, mugs or… Read More

FILIPINA BARISTAS STIR INTEREST IN COFFEE CAREERS

More and more Filipino women are sliding behind the coffee counter, and they are causing quite a stir in the global arena. Not only are they holding leadership roles in F&B establishments, they are taking home the biggest trophies in international competitions. These four lady baristas will make you proud to be Filipino and inspire… Read More