OCTOBER 2018 COFFEE COURSES

September 9, 2018

  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

July 7, 2018

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

WANT TO PLANT SOME COFFEE?

April 16, 2018

I planted my first coffee tree back in 1999 in a farm lent to us by a religious order somewhere in Tagaytay. But sadly, that property was taken over by urbanization and my tree was part of the sale. Then my next experiment was in Lucban, Quezon where we planted row upon row of Robusta… Read More

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

February 11, 2018

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

COFFEE CONSUMPTION RISING

December 11, 2017

Daily habit costs us P7 Billion in imports. The Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) recently announced the rising consumption in coffee of Filipinos- in all forms be it roast and ground, instant or specialty. “We are now at 170,000 MT per year, says Guillermo “Bill” Luz, Founding trustee of the country’s premiere coffee organization. “When… Read More

COFFEE ORIGINS

October 27, 2017

The come-on is the free coffee, but Coffee Origins has always been about more than that. Since 2002, coffee afficionados have been looking forward to this multi-day coffee festival every October. Originally named Coffee Break, it is the brainchild of the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) led by founding trustee and current director Guillermo “Bill”… Read More

INVESTING IN LIBERICA

October 25, 2017

According to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report on the Philippines Coffee Situation and Outlook for 2011, there were only 933,034 mature Liberica coffee trees compared with the overall 84,544,625 trees as of 2010. There is a growing awareness for this robust-flavored bean, though, that has gradually steeped into the… Read More

COFFEE BOARD HOLDS 10TH NATIONAL SUMMIT

October 24, 2017

Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña (third from left) keynotes the 10th National Coffee Summit of pioneer coffee stakeholder Organization—the  Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI)—held recently in Davao City.  The PCBI is also the In Country Partner (ICP) of the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) the esteemed institution which gives quality coffee a grade through… Read More

COFFEE PROCESSING: A TOP DEMAND

October 19, 2017

The Philippine Coffee Board Inc (PCBI) or simply “The Coffee Board” is on its 15th year as a ”go-to” organization for everything coffee related and most specially the promotion of Philippine coffee here and abroad. In their site, inquiries for the upcoming summit are mostly from people wanting to learn more about coffee production. The coffee… Read More