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

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

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 AND TOURISM

From SunStar Davao by Ace June Rell S. Perez / Photo by RJ Lumawag   TOURISM can be a ticket to promote Philippine coffee. This is the direction of the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) as bared by its President Pacita Juan. “To promote the coffee industry, our direction now is to push for coffee… Read More

UNIVERSAL ROBINA BUYS 10 TONS OF ROBUSTA COFFEE FROM SULU

From Manila Bulletin by Nonoy Lacson published on May 16, 2017   Zamboanga City – Sulu Royal Coffee,  an agrarian reform cooperative engaged in producing high quality coffee beans, has received a purchase order from Universal Robina Corp. for  10,000 kilograms, or 10 metric tons, of Robusta coffee bean ‘red pick’. This information was relayed… Read More

National Coffee Council Creation in 2017 Pressed

From EDGE Davao published on January 13, 2017   Stakeholders have expressed optimism President Duterte will sign an executive order this year that will establish once and for all a Philippine Coffee Council to strengthen the coffee industry. Atty. Lucky Seigfred Balleque, provincial director of the Department of Trade and Industry in Compostela Valley told… Read More