ASEAN COFFEE FEDERATION: BRINGING SOUTHEAST ASIAN COFFEE ORIGINS TO THE FORE

ASEAN coffee origins have come to the fore since the ASEAN Coffee Federation (ACF) started almost seven years ago. After initial organizational meetings in Singapore and Laos, the annual coffee events Café Asia and THAIFEX have served as ACF’s launching pad for introducing exotic coffee origins of the ASEAN region. “Training the Trainer” courses also… Read More

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

FIRST IFUGAO COFFEE CUPPING WINNERS TO BE AWARDED THIS APRIL

The PCBI and Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) mounted the first local coffee cupping competition to further prepare farmers for bigger contests. The journey started last year in Ifugao when PCBI consultant Robert Francisco and PEF program manager Bong Soto trekked to Asipulo, Ifugao to announce the rules. It was important to announce the contest… Read More

SULU PRINCESS USES COFFEE AS AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE

By Yvette Tan, published by Manila Bulletin on March 3, 2019   Women are natural peacemakers. In the case of Sulu Royal Coffee, the peacemaking is literal. Princess Kumala “Lalah” Shug Elardo, of the Royal House of the Sultanate of Sulu, was born in Panamao, a remote, high conflict area in Sulu. She grew up… Read More

COFFEE CAPITAL PERKS UP

by Linda B. Bolido, published by Philippine Daily Inquirer on February 10, 2019   The municipality of Amadeo in Cavite is out to reestablish itself as the undisputed coffee capital of the Philippines. As part of this drive to restore its reputation as the country’s top coffee producer, Amadeo is reviving the annual Pahimis Festival,… Read More

SPECIALITY & FINE FOOD ASIA BREWS EXCITING EVENTS THIS JULY 2019

Speciality & Fine Food Asia (SFFA) is  Southeast Asia’s leading trade show for artisan, gourmet and fine food & drink. It provides distributors, retailers, restaurateurs, , chefs and more from the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries an excellent platform to source  new products for their business, meet new suppliers and gain the latest industry insights.… Read More