BASILAN’S COFFEE REVIVAL PROJECT GETS THE ROYAL TOUCH

The brew, however, is not likely to lead to another violence that has made the island province a “no man’s land” for many Filipinos, particularly those from Luzon and the Visayas. With a little help from Kumala S. Elardo, a Sulu princess and chair of the Gender and Development Program of the PCBI, Basilan is… Read More

AMADEO

From the blog Traveler on Foot, published on February 14, 2018 A TRIP TO THE COFFEE SOURCE. I noticed that Kapeng Barako has been out of stock in our neighborhood grocery store since New Year. I wondered what’s taking the delay to replenish the grocery shelves with ground coffee. Could be that stores were hoarding their stocks in… Read More

The Great Women of ASEAN

  UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF UPS AND USAID-ACTI, FIVE COUNTRIES IN THE ASEAN SENT THEIR BEST WOMEN COFFEE ENTREPRENEURS—farmers, processors and retailers—to visit various coffee destinations in Cavite and in Makati City. The women visited the National Coffee Research Center in Indang, Cavite to see new technologies and the vast collection of coffee varieties the… Read More

7 Steps in Planting Coffee

  PCBI’s Dr. Alejandro Mojica reveals how it’s done—the right way. 1. ACQUISITION OF QUALITY PLANTING MATERIALS At the right age (should have 6-8 pairs of leaves; more or less 1 year in the nursery from the time it was sown) Hardened (placed under the sun 1 – 2 months before planting in the field)… Read More