GENDER GAINS

The law mandates that at least 5% of the budget of government agencies and NGOs should be spent on Gender and Development (GAD) programs. Unfortunately, because of lack of knowledge, it is misused, underspent, or not used at all. GAD, however, is not just a matter of budget. It also ensures that there is gender… Read More

PHILIPPINE COFFEE: DRINK IT, DISCUSS IT, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

“What is your coffee culture and where is it heading?” It was a question that Victor Mah, President of the ASEAN Coffee Federation (ACF), posed to everyone at ACF’s 2nd Board Meeting. He particularly mentioned Philippines, Myanmar, and Vietnam because the three countries can boast of their centuries-old tradition of growing and consuming coffee. In… Read More

SHARING QUALITY COFFEE, THE ASEAN WAY

In 2016, PCBI and the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) brought about 10 ASEAN women to learn more about coffee and to train the other women in the ASEAN coffee-producing countries that included Laos, Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia. The training took them to Cavite State University and different coffee farms, to learn about roasting and… Read More

UP THE CUP

The Philippines is gifted with fertile soil and fertile minds, producing some of the world’s greatest produce such as coffee. Shaping the great minds that determine the direction for this product begins in the campuses―right where the action takes place. The academe in the Philippines has taken on various roles to promote coffee quality through different… Read More

A COLLEGE DEGREE THROUGH COFFEE

“A man walked in and shot my parents. My father lived but my mother passed away. My father was crippled because of the gunshot. Without enough money, my siblings and I would take turns in going to school. That is why I did not have the drive to finish my studies,” says Mimie Alyub Sali… Read More

PRODUCTIVITY IN THE COFFEE SPHERE

While coffee production has been increasing in the past few years, the Philippines is still a long way from meeting the local demand for coffee. The Ultimate Coffee Guide gathers industry stakeholders to assess how everyone can enhance coffee productivity. Robert Francisco joined PCBI as its technical consultant in February 2017, to help set up… Read More

2018 COFFEE EXPOS WITH PHILIPPINE COFFEE BOARD, INC.

Café Asia March 22-24, 2018 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore  14th Philippine Food Expo APRIL 20-22, 2018 SMX Convention Center, Manila, Philippines THAIFEX World of Food Asia May 29-June 2, 2018 Impact Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand     Please follow and like us:

AMADEO

From the blog Traveler on Foot, published on February 14, 2018 A TRIP TO THE COFFEE SOURCE. I noticed that Kapeng Barako has been out of stock in our neighborhood grocery store since New Year. I wondered what’s taking the delay to replenish the grocery shelves with ground coffee. Could be that stores were hoarding their stocks in… Read More

Coffee of The Day: The Elusive Philippines Liberica Barako Coffee Bean

Posted by Maja Wallengren from spilling-the-beans.net Dear Followers and fellow Coffee Lovers, today you are in for a REAL TREAT here at SpillingTheBeansand we are both excited and proud to bring to you, directly from the far-off remote corners of the coffee producing world of The Philippines, a Top Grade 1 blend of 100 percent pure single… Read More