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


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

Coffee Quality Institute Partners With Philippine Coffee Board Inc.

July 27, 2016

The prestigious Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), a US-based institution promoting specialty coffee, came to the country recently to hold talks with coffee stakeholders along with the country’s preeminent coffee organization, Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI). Senior Adviser Ted Lingle (known in the coffee world as the “coffee guru”) along with CQI Operations Director Lisa Conway met… Read More