Thriving Bukidnon coffee industry gets a boost from public and private sectors

Bukidnon is not only the leading coffee producer in the country. The province is also well-known for its world-class coffee beans. On April 13- 14, Lorna Libante, a farmer member of Bayanihan Millennium Multipurpose Cooperative (BMMPC), showcased her Robusta coffee at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, Massachusetts. It’s no wonder why the coffee industry […]

Sweet scent of success for Hojap coffee

Hojap Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Hojap MPC) manager Shirley Tagtag shares how the cooperative grew to become one of the leading coffee producers in Asipulo, Ifugao, through the hard work and determination of its members. “We started as a sari-sari store na ang binebenta namin ay basic needs ng mga tao,” Tagtag said. In 2002, the cooperative […]

Cupping competition highlights emerging Ifugao coffee industry

The coffee industry in Asipulo, Ifugao got a major boost with the conduct of the first Cupping Competition during the town’s Kulpi’d Asipulo Festival on April 16, 2019. Asipulo has the biggest coffee planting area in Ifugao, a major Robusta coffee producer, with about 1,394 hectares or 55% of the province’s total coffee area. Robusta […]

A new coffee processing center will open soon in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

A new coffee processing center will open soon in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat! Supported by Peace & Equity Foundation and the Department of Agrarian Reform, Philippines, the post- harvest facility of the Keytodac Coffee Growers Association will provide services to coffee farmers in Sultan Kudarat. #pefscaleup #pefgrowstheenterprise #coffeePH #socialenterprise

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 […]

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

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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