June 20, 2018

Since its inception in 1996, the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) has been developing programs to meet the needs of an evolving coffee market, while also ensuring that better tasting cups are brought to the thirsty consumer. One of CQI’s crucial contributors is the Q Coffee System. CQI states that “Our Q Coffee System has continued… Read More


April 21, 2018

One of the most traded agricultural commodities around the world is coffee, affecting the livelihood of the people producing it. The Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) that staying focused on quality will help address the challenges and issues faced by small- and medium-sized coffee farmers. In 2016, CQI and the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) signed an… Read More


October 24, 2017

Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña (third from left) keynotes the 10th National Coffee Summit of pioneer coffee stakeholder Organization—the  Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI)—held recently in Davao City.  The PCBI is also the In Country Partner (ICP) of the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) the esteemed institution which gives quality coffee a grade through… Read More


October 19, 2017

The Philippine Coffee Board Inc (PCBI) or simply “The Coffee Board” is on its 15th year as a ”go-to” organization for everything coffee related and most specially the promotion of Philippine coffee here and abroad. In their site, inquiries for the upcoming summit are mostly from people wanting to learn more about coffee production. The coffee… Read More


March 20, 2017

I first met Selima Depolio two years ago, when PCBI brought some jute sacks for Atok Arabica Coffee Growers Marketing Cooperative (ACOGMAC), the cooperative where she belonged. We asked then ACOGMAC chair Dick Evasco to round up the women so we can teach them the proper way to process their coffee. Why women? Because we… Read More

Sustainable Coffee Secrets

March 1, 2017

  We’re very privileged to host international coffee experts for the KAPE PILIPINO—the First Green Coffee Quality Competition—currently ongoing at the Cavite State University in Indang, Cavite. The coffee community is waiting with bated breath as these four international judges, headed by Samuel Gurel of Torch Coffee, taste almost a hundred samples of green coffee… Read More

Rody To Sign EO to Launch RP Coffee Brand This 2017

January 13, 2017

  From Edge Davao published on January 12, 2017   President Duterte will sign within this year an executive order that will establish the Philippine coffee brand due to a growing clamor by industry players and stakeholders. Atty. Lucky Seigfred Balleque, provincial director of the Department of Trade and Industry for Compostela Valley disclosed this… Read More

Kape Pilipino Cupping Competition is Now Open for Entries

December 25, 2016

After a series of trainings held in Davao and in Manila, the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) along with the Coffee Quality Institute(CQI), has announced the contest everyone waits for in coffee producing countries. Dubbed Kape Pilipino (KP), it is the first national coffee quality competition to determine who produces the highest quality coffee in… Read More

National Coffee Summit to Bring International Coffee Stars

August 2, 2016

For the past 8 years, the country’s coffee sector gets together every October in what is called the National Coffee Summit. It is held simultaneously with a trade event called Coffee Origins.  The annual meet is organized by the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI), a private sector-led advocacy to promote Philippine coffee domestically and to… Read More