LBP offers unlimited loan facility for coffee production

February 16, 2015

From by Bernie Magkilat State-owned Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) has opened an unlimited financing for coffee production to support government’s goal to bolster the country’s coffee production, which is now among the top five bottom countries globally. Diosdado M. Domingo, LBP executive officer of Programs Management Department, told reporters during a press… Read More

Brewing corporate plans over Filipino coffee

November 23, 2014

From by Margaux Salcedo After last week’s column on wine, let’s sober up this week with coffee. After all, while a lot of deals are sealed with champagne, the brewing of plans usually begins with a cup of coffee. There was a time when competition was among instant coffee brands. Folgers was a family favorite.… Read More

Filipina coffee cupper comes home

October 26, 2014

From by Chit U. Juan   MANILA, Philippines – What is cupping anyway? People in the coffee trade know that a cupper or coffee taster is the one person who can either make or break the economic future of a coffee harvest. Cupping has its own language, its own standards and internationally-recognized metrics to… Read More

Mindanao, coffee country

October 13, 2014

From by Pacita U. Juan MANILA, Philippines – Not many people realize that Mindanao produces about 70 percent of coffee in the country. Many still think it is Batangas, or maybe Cavite, which now comes as a close second to our Southern mountain areas. We were in Davao some weeks ago to prepare for… Read More

Coffee farming shifts to Mindanao

July 2, 2014

By Irma Isip From Coffee farming is shifting slowly to Mindanao, pushed by the rising cost of land in traditional coffee-producing provinces like Cavite. Nicholas Matti, chairman of the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) said at present only 4,000 hectares of land remain planted with coffee in Cavite. One hectare of farmland costs about… Read More

Lumads to grow coffee in Caraga

July 1, 2014

  The Philippine Coffee Board officers recently met with the Sultan Julius Mabangos, and Datu Mansangyawan of the Manobo tribe and the Indigenous People Economic Union to look at the revival of  coffee planting on Mount HilongHilong in Agusan. The mountain is home to the indigenous tribe and is about 2000 meters above sea level,… Read More

Coffee execs urge perking up Mindanao bean farming

July 1, 2014

By Catherine Pillas From THE Philippine Coffee Board (PCB) is encouraging farmers to look to Mindanao to expand production of higher-valued coffee beans as land values in plantations in the northern Philippines are rising while land area viable for coffee planting is on a decline. “We want farmers to explore Mindanao where the high-altitude mountains… Read More

Philippine Coffee Wins Awards

June 5, 2014

    At the THAIFEX Food Exhibition held recently in Bangkok, the Asean Coffee Federation(ACF) organized the Roaster’s Choice coffee awards gathering over 25 microlots from coffee farms in Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos , Vietnam, Philippines and other ASEAN coffee producing countries. The Philippines’ entry, an Arabica from Davao, won in two categories—espresso and siphon… Read More

Schedule of Activities for October 2013

October 6, 2013

  Coffee Origins 2013 Opening Night October 10, 2013 6pm – 9pm Greenbelt 5, 2nd Level The Gallery Coffee Origins 2013 October 10 – 22, 2013 11am – 8pm Greenbelt 5, 2nd Level The Gallery Latte art October 16, 2013 2pm – 4pm Commune Coffee Shop, Makati City Latte Art (Third Wave Coffee) October 17,… Read More