Coffee from Cordillera in demand

July 12, 2012

By Chit Juan, Philippine Daily Inquirer Call them heirloom varieties just like “old world” wine. Coffee in the Benguet, Mountain Province and Ifugao are some of the best Arabica coffee strains. Many coffee enthusiasts have cornered the markets in the Cordillera and most of the coffee are “spoken for” even before harvest starts around November… Read More

Fair trade pricing key to building Cordillera coffee brand

July 7, 2012

By Vincent Cabreza, Inquirer North Luzon LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—Coffee consumption in the country has grown almost as fast as coffee production has fallen in recent years. But fair trade, at least in upland communities where coffee beans grow best, appears to have remedied that imbalance. By making sure that coffee farmers get the right share… Read More

Together in economics and in coffee

April 30, 2012

We may as well call ourselves the Asian Coffee Group, but since only Southeast Asian countries still produce most of the coffees of the world, we have called ourselves the Asean Coffee Federation. In fact, 85 percent of Robusta coffee (one of four varieties we grow in the country) drank worldwide comes from Vietnam and… Read More

The Allure of the Coffee Tour

February 1, 2011

By Goldweene Quetulio, Field Trip F&B World Magazine Love coffee? Love it even more by seeing how coffee is produced from farming to milling, roasting, and finally to drinking. Do you know that next to oil, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world? Do you also know that our country is blessed… Read More

Ph joins asean coffee federation

January 22, 2011

By Riza T. Olchondra, Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—Stakeholders in the Philippine coffee industry are helping their peers in Southeast Asia create the Asean Coffee Federation to enhance cooperation and promote regional coffee varieties to the growing Asian beverage market. In a statement, the Philippine Coffee Board (PCB) said that coffee industry groups and associations… Read More