TRADING COFFEE

If you ask the blue-suited men in the New York and London commodity exchanges, coffee is a commodity that they trade every day and that is the subject to the simple law of supply and demand. That’s what we know determines the global coffee prices. Many factors affect supply: the supply from Brazil may be… Read More

A FUTURE HARVEST

LANDBANK and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently launched a financing facility to boost the agriculture sector in and around the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and its neighboring conflict-affected areas, and to help promote lasting peace and development in the region. LANDBANK President and CEO Alex Buenaventura, Office of the Presidential Adviser on… Read More

THE COFFEE DINNER

It is said that the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. As Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) seeks to inspire unity and participation for the future of Philippine coffee, the board, led by Nicholas Matti and co-chaired by Pacita Juan, has decided to adopt the famous London Coffee Dinner concept to bring… Read More

OCTOBER 2018 COFFEE COURSES

  INTRODUCTION TO ROASTING October 6, 2018 9 AM – 2:30 PM Commune Café and Bar Lyndon Realubit, roasting consultant and trainer, will take you through the process of choosing green beans and the basics of roasting. This hands-on course includes the science of how coffee changes from green beans to the brew that you… Read More

IF YOU WANT PREMIUM COFFEE, ORDER A PEABERRY

Is it a coffee bean? Or is it a pea? Or is it pea bean? Whatever you may call it, this is a highly-prized coffee bean that may be an Arabica or even a Fine Robusta. I first came across the peaberry when it was touted to be a Tanzanian peaberry. At the time I… Read More

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATION

Truth, service, and excellence are three values that Cavite State University (CvSU) upholds and lives out as an educational institution. CvSU is renowned for its excellence in the development of  individuals with global perspectives and a moral compass. Consistent with these values was CvSU’s active involvement in Gender and Development (GAD) of the Southern Tagalog… Read More

ALL ABOUT THE Q

Since its inception in 1996, the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) has been developing programs to meet the needs of an evolving coffee market, while also ensuring that better tasting cups are brought to the thirsty consumer. One of CQI’s crucial contributors is the Q Coffee System. CQI states that “Our Q Coffee System has continued… Read More

BOOSTING TUBURAN’S COFFEE PRODUCTION

written by Katlene Cacho, published by Sun Star Cebu on June 14, 2018 TO boost coffee production in the town of Tuburan, Cebu, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) turned over yesterday a shared service post-harvest facility worth P1.1 million. Sen. Cynthia Villar led the turnover of the equipment, which was endorsed by the… Read More

HOW TO ADD A ROASTER TO YOUR SPECIALTY COFFEE SHOP

Article by Lyndon Realubit published by the Perfect Daily Grind on April 27, 2018   So, you want to move from serving other companies’ coffees to roasting and brewing your own. It’s a great idea: it will help add your own personality to your menu, interest consumers, and diversify your revenue streams. But the movement… Read More