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The Perfect Cup of Coffee

The province of Benguet is known to produce up to 40 percent of vegetables in Luzon.  But in the town of Atok, the residents have set their sights on one agricultural product, coffee. Being part of the Cordillera Mountain Range, the coffee farmers trek through foothills to pick only the red-ripe coffee cherries from the […]

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Benguet coop makes a mark in the coffee industry

The Autonomous Cordillera Region straddles the lush and mineral-rich Cordillera Mountain Range and is considered home to one of the best producers of coffee in the country. This recognition is galvanized when Benguet province won three of six awards in the Philippine Coffee Quality Competition in March this year. The cool and refreshing air in Benguet province is […]

Pinoy youths perk up coffee-shop trend

BAGUIO CITY—Coffee consumption in the country has surged, with millennials willing to shell out P100 just for a cup. Read more: Pinoy youths perk up coffee-shop trend

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Promoting good agricultural practices to Ifugao coffee farmers

On May 2-4, the Peace and Equity Foundation through its Social Enterprise Institute organized a training program on good agricultural practices (GAP) on coffee production to partner social enterprise in Ifugao. Almost 20 farmers from Hojap Multi-Purpose Cooperative attended the training. The farmer field schools (FFS) approach was facilitated by Jeni Rimando of Ola Organic […]

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SE partner Atokape bags Arabica Cupping Competition in Coffee Congress

Oliver Oliem of Atok Arabica Coffee Growers Marketing Cooperative (ACOGMAC) won the 2018 Arabica Cupping Competition in the 3rd Coffee Congress held from March 20-21, 2018 at the Hotel Supreme, Baguio. Atok is located high in the Cordillera mountains. Its high elevation and well-drained soil makes Atok ideal for growing coffee. Atok is slowly gaining […]

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The Women of Kape Maramag

Maramag, Bukidnon. A petite woman with nimble feet, that’s how some people see Lilibeth Puerto Galendez, 49, this empowered woman of the Rural Improvement Club (RIC) Kape Maramag, Inc. as she energetically guided a number of guests among coffee producers from other regions.  It could be this trait that has endeared her among her peers […]

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When North meets South – a Learning Exchange

At the sight of the bountiful green coffee berries, the visitors from the North who are mostly coffee growers could not believe their eyes.  So amazed they were that they could not seem to grasp how coffee trees could grow so low and yet bear so much fruit. What they saw was the coffee farm […]

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