There’s nothing like a good cup of joe to perk you up before―and especially after―a long flight. Thankfully, we’re not the only ones who think so. On October 16, 2017, Manila Marriott became the very first hotel to open a dining outlet inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with Manila Life Café. Aside from… Read More
Here’s a list of PCBI’s class offerings: COFFEE 101: INTRODUCTION TO COFFEE This course walks you through the world history of coffee, with an overview of the coffee journey from seed to cup. Information on the science of roasting and how coffee flavors come to life are also covered. The course tackles different brewing methods,… Read More
IWCA-PH President Pacita Juan recalls how the group started. “In 2012, I learned about how to put up a chapter of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance in the country, as a way for us to connect to the rest of the world. It was also a way for us to get to international markets,” she… Read More
The Barista and Coffee Academy of Asia (BCAA) takes pride in offering the first Q grading class in the country, with no less than Torch Coffee Roaster and Labs founder Samuel Gurel. This paved the way for a new wave of coffee quality consciousness in the coffee community and industry. BCAA owner Cherry Cruz translates… Read More
“Can you come over to Nueva Vizcaya next?” the ladies asked ECHOsi Chair Chit Juan. These ladies from Region 2, along with some women from Region 1, joined the Women in Coffee Training session held in Sagada mid-January, amid cool temperatures and chilly weather. The Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) and ECHOsi Foundation, with Philippine… Read More
Just as coffee is a wonderful way to discover regional flavors with every sip, women in coffee are similarly amazing, with their diverse profiles and activities but united in their quest for quality in Philippine coffee. The Ultimate Coffee Guide raises a cup to salute these women and their achievements.
“When the National Coffee Development Board (now the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc.) was first created, one of our challenges was to get consumers to focus on Philippine-grown coffee as opposed to imported coffees,” related PCBI founding trustee Guillermo Luz on the creation of the iconic Kape Isla seal. Luz pointed out that the group’s original… Read More