LBP offers unlimited loan facility for coffee production

February 16, 2015

From www.mb.com.ph by Bernie Magkilat State-owned Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) has opened an unlimited financing for coffee production to support government’s goal to bolster the country’s coffee production, which is now among the top five bottom countries globally. Diosdado M. Domingo, LBP executive officer of Programs Management Department, told reporters during a press… Read More

BENGUET joins pick red campaign

January 1, 2015

This January, the Philippine Coffee Board Inc.(PCBI) with the cooperation of Peace and Equity Foundation and Landbank of the Philippines will trek to Benguet to kick off its 2015 PICK RED campaign. Designed to simply show farmers the importance of waiting for coffee fruits to ripen for better coffee quality (and price), PICK RED is… Read More

Brewing corporate plans over Filipino coffee

November 23, 2014

From inquirer.net by Margaux Salcedo After last week’s column on wine, let’s sober up this week with coffee. After all, while a lot of deals are sealed with champagne, the brewing of plans usually begins with a cup of coffee. There was a time when competition was among instant coffee brands. Folgers was a family favorite.… Read More

Filipina coffee cupper comes home

October 26, 2014

From philstar.com by Chit U. Juan   MANILA, Philippines – What is cupping anyway? People in the coffee trade know that a cupper or coffee taster is the one person who can either make or break the economic future of a coffee harvest. Cupping has its own language, its own standards and internationally-recognized metrics to… Read More

Mindanao, coffee country

October 13, 2014

From philstar.com by Pacita U. Juan MANILA, Philippines – Not many people realize that Mindanao produces about 70 percent of coffee in the country. Many still think it is Batangas, or maybe Cavite, which now comes as a close second to our Southern mountain areas. We were in Davao some weeks ago to prepare for… Read More

Lumads to grow coffee in Caraga

July 1, 2014

  The Philippine Coffee Board officers recently met with the Sultan Julius Mabangos, and Datu Mansangyawan of the Manobo tribe and the Indigenous People Economic Union to look at the revival of  coffee planting on Mount HilongHilong in Agusan. The mountain is home to the indigenous tribe and is about 2000 meters above sea level,… Read More

Coffee Origins festival set in October

July 22, 2012

From The Philippine Star Manila, Philippines – The 10th anniversary of the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) will be celebrated in its annual coffee festival dubbed “Coffee Origins”. The event, where thousands of cups of Philippine coffee are given for free to consumers, will run from Oct. 4 to 14 at the Greenbelt 5 gallery in… Read More