ASEAN COFFEE FEDERATION: BRINGING SOUTHEAST ASIAN COFFEE ORIGINS TO THE FORE

August 3, 2019

ASEAN coffee origins have come to the fore since the ASEAN Coffee Federation (ACF) started almost seven years ago. After initial organizational meetings in Singapore and Laos, the annual coffee events Café Asia and THAIFEX have served as ACF’s launching pad for introducing exotic coffee origins of the ASEAN region. “Training the Trainer” courses also… Read More

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN IN COFFEE

July 14, 2019

After attending PCBI’s National Coffee Summit in 2009, I applied what I had learned. Delighted by the fruitful results of my backyard farm, I shared insights and knowledge with my community. Now, thanks to coffee, we enjoy peace and progress—that is my dream for others, too, where women are not of leading, and men are… Read More

COFFEE THE MORO WAY

July 10, 2019

“Upi has always been a coffee area,” says Jandatu Salik, a civil engineer turned farmpreneur in Upi, Maguindanao. Upi, at 1,600 feet above sea level, is indeed a perfect place to grow the Robusta and Barako varieties. Jandatu has some coffee trees in his Busikong Organik Farm, and all around his village, there are tall… Read More

GREENING YOUR CAFÉ

July 9, 2019

With everyone concerned about saving the planet, coffee shop owners play a very important role in using fewer paper cups, paper or foil sachets for sugar, and plastic straws for iced drinks. Here’s how you as a consumer can help your favorite café towards sustainable, planet-friendly operations: Use only washable and reusable cups, mugs or… Read More

TRADING COFFEE

December 18, 2018

If you ask the blue-suited men in the New York and London commodity exchanges, coffee is a commodity that they trade every day and that is the subject to the simple law of supply and demand. That’s what we know determines the global coffee prices. Many factors affect supply: the supply from Brazil may be… Read More

A FUTURE HARVEST

November 23, 2018

LANDBANK and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently launched a financing facility to boost the agriculture sector in and around the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and its neighboring conflict-affected areas, and to help promote lasting peace and development in the region. LANDBANK President and CEO Alex Buenaventura, Office of the Presidential Adviser on… Read More

THE COFFEE DINNER

October 25, 2018

It is said that the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. As Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) seeks to inspire unity and participation for the future of Philippine coffee, the board, led by Nicholas Matti and co-chaired by Pacita Juan, has decided to adopt the famous London Coffee Dinner concept to bring… Read More

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATION

July 1, 2018

Truth, service, and excellence are three values that Cavite State University (CvSU) upholds and lives out as an educational institution. CvSU is renowned for its excellence in the development of  individuals with global perspectives and a moral compass. Consistent with these values was CvSU’s active involvement in Gender and Development (GAD) of the Southern Tagalog… Read More