FIRST IFUGAO COFFEE CUPPING WINNERS TO BE AWARDED THIS APRIL

April 7, 2019

The PCBI and Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) mounted the first local coffee cupping competition to further prepare farmers for bigger contests. The journey started last year in Ifugao when PCBI consultant Robert Francisco and PEF program manager Bong Soto trekked to Asipulo, Ifugao to announce the rules. It was important to announce the contest… Read More

7 STEPS OF COFFEE BASICS

May 12, 2018

  Know the bean. The first and most basic point to understand is that there are several varieties and species of coffee. Let’s just say there are four commercially known and available coffees, namely Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa. The top two commercially known coffee beans are Arabica, grown in higher elevations at a cooler… Read More

SHARING QUALITY COFFEE, THE ASEAN WAY

April 5, 2018

In 2016, PCBI and the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) brought about 10 ASEAN women to learn more about coffee and to train the other women in the ASEAN coffee-producing countries that included Laos, Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia. The training took them to Cavite State University and different coffee farms, to learn about roasting and… Read More

PRODUCTIVITY IN THE COFFEE SPHERE

April 2, 2018

While coffee production has been increasing in the past few years, the Philippines is still a long way from meeting the local demand for coffee. The Ultimate Coffee Guide gathers industry stakeholders to assess how everyone can enhance coffee productivity. Robert Francisco joined PCBI as its technical consultant in February 2017, to help set up… Read More

ASEAN COFFEES AT GREEN BEAN AND ROASTED COFFEE EVENT

November 9, 2017

The Indonesian Embassy is holding a Green Bean and Roasted coffee tasting session on November 21, 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati. In the spirit of the ASEAN celebration, the Asean Coffee Federation (ACF) through its local counterpart, the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI) will be assisting the Embassy in the activity. “The Indonesian… Read More

COFFEE PROCESSING: A TOP DEMAND

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

COFFEE CLASSES FOR JULY 2017

June 29, 2017

JULY 1 at ECHOstore Salcedo 9am-12nn with Robert Francisco ESPRESSO BASICS For those who wish to be a barista or to simply understand how to operate an espresso machine and make espresso-based drinks like cappuccino, latte, and cafe mocha. This also includes how to maintain your espresso machine in good condition. JULY 1 at ECHOstore… Read More