Through the invitation of Price Waterhouse Coopers or PwC to fuel their Knowledge Café at the APEC CEO SUMMIT, The Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) will be serving the award-winning coffee from Kapatagan, Mt. Apo, Davao to the APEC visitors. There also will be coffee from famed Cordillera care of the Department of Trade and Industry Cordillera (DTI_CAR) and Specialty coffees from South Cotabato in the Mt. Matutum area.
The Barista & Coffee Academy of Asia (BCAA), Equilibrium Intertrade Corporation, Alaska Milk and the PCBI will be serving coffee on all three days Nov 16-18 of the APEC CEO Summit.
“We are proud of our coffees which can be at par or better than many coffee producers even those from Latin America and Asia, some members of which will be at the Summit,” says Nicholas Matti, PCBI chair. “It’s time we showed the world we have great coffee,” he continues.
The award-winning coffees won two awards in the Roasters Choice competition in Thailand last year. Next year, the Benguet coffee and Matutum will also be competing to hopefully get worldwide attention as well.
The same Philippine coffees will also be served at the APEC SME SUMMIT at Green Sun on Nov 17 in cooperation with the women partners of PCBI—the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA)- Commune Café and Kickstart coffee. IWCA members Ros Juan and Carolyn Asuncion will be serving over 1000 guests of Go Negosyo and Asia Society who organized the SME event.