GCash, PH Coffee Board to strengthen local coffee industry

August 30, 2023

TO help boost the Philippine coffee industry, GCash, the Philippines’ No. 1 finance super app, partners with the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) to employ a science-based approach in planting 200,000 coffee trees across the country through GForest, its digital tree-planting movement. The local coffee industry has been facing many challenges, with only 33 percent… Read More

GForest, Philippine Coffee Board partner to boost local coffee industry; over 200,000 coffee trees to flourish

August 28, 2023

  MANILA, Philippines — A groundbreaking collaboration between GCash, through GForest, and the Philippine Coffee Board is poised to reshape the local coffee scene—offering a unique opportunity for individuals to actively contribute to sustainable coffee farming, as well as to support community livelihood while protecting the environment. The joint agroforestry initiative aims to revitalize the… Read More

Coffee Board Taps Digital Tree-Planting Movement

August 27, 2023

This article first appeared on philstar.com CEBU, Philippines — The Philippine Coffee Board Inc., (PCBI) is working with GCash to improve the Philippine’s coffee production, by employing a science-based approach to plant at least 200,000 coffee trees across the country. Through GCash’s GForest, its digital tree-planting movement, this initiative is seen to re-claim the Philippines’… Read More

Optimizing Opportunity in Specialty Coffee Markets

July 29, 2023

This article first appeared on Business World Online, written by Patricia B. Mirasol on July 12, 2023 FILIPINO coffee farmers can excel globally by prioritizing taste and quality, ensuring traceability at the farm level, and joining cooperatives, according to an industry expert. “You could be organic and fairly traded, but if the coffee doesn’t taste… Read More

First International Coffee Competition in the Philippines

July 26, 2023

Singapore, 26 July 2023 – The ASEAN Coffee Federation has announced that the upcoming 3rd edition of the ASEAN Barista Team Championship (ABTC) will be held in conjunction with the upcoming World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2023 in Manila, Philippines. This year’s championship will take place from 3 – 5 August 2023 at the SMX Convention… Read More


December 23, 2022

The ASEAN FLAVOR SPHERE was launched during Vietnam Coffee Day and the Vietnam Coffee Conference last Dec 10-11, 2022 in Hanoi. All attendees were given a small poster copy as a souvenir. The file can also be downloaded for free from the ASEAN Coffee Institute site. In Manila, the sphere was also introduced informally via… Read More


November 5, 2021

The Philippines’ coffee consumption is about 130,000 metric tons while its production is a mere 33,000 metric tons. The import bill amounts to billions that go to Vietnamese and Indonesian farmers instead of our own. As coffee prices soar globally, the Filipino farmer must be the first and primary beneficiary. The solution is simple: plant… Read More


July 30, 2020

It took almost 20 years and yes it is now the Millennial generation and Gen Z who proudly promote Philippine coffee. There are scores of home brewers, home roasters and nano roasters promoting the use of local origins like Benguet, Sagada, Mt. Apo and Sulu on the internet. More specifically on Facebook, Instagram and other… Read More