KAHAWA SUG OF THE TAUSUG

The Filipinos love their coffee, and Philippine coffee is rich in taste, variety, culture, and history. Down south of the country, in the Sulu archipelago, the Tausug people enjoy their home-grown signature coffee, the Kahawa Sug. The Tausug coffee culture was known to have started as early as the mid-1800s, when robusta coffee beans were… Read More

SULU PRINCESS USES COFFEE AS AN INSTRUMENT OF PEACE

By Yvette Tan, published by Manila Bulletin on March 3, 2019   Women are natural peacemakers. In the case of Sulu Royal Coffee, the peacemaking is literal. Princess Kumala “Lalah” Shug Elardo, of the Royal House of the Sultanate of Sulu, was born in Panamao, a remote, high conflict area in Sulu. She grew up… Read More

Coffee Quality Institute Partners With Philippine Coffee Board Inc.

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