Baguio-Benguet as Coffee Capital of the Philippines

THE conduct of the first, second and third Philippine Coffee Conferences in Baguio City is definitely an activity to beat in as far as the beverage industry is concerned. Read more: Baguio-Benguet as Coffee Capital of the Philippines

Philippine coffee industry is hot and brewing

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Kirstin Reyes worked for 7 years in Singapore where she began an affair with coffee. When she returned to her home in Tuguegarao City in 2013, she roasted coffee and created her own coffee brand. In 2014, she opened Barako Boy, Tuguegarao’s first coffee shop that sold specialty coffee at a […]

Resurrection of PH coffee sector pushed

BAGUIO CITY—For the past decade, farmers have struggled to supply at least a tenth of the country’s demand for coffee, the world’s second most traded commodity. Related post: Resurrection of PH coffee sector pushed

Hope in HOJAP coffee

On March 20, 2018, Hojap Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Hojap MPC) officially launched its partnership with the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) during Hojap MPC’s 20th General Assembly. The project hopes to increase the income of 100 farmers from coffee production and harvesting of quality beans. This coffee development project includes training on good agricultural practices for […]

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 […]

Understanding the gap between generations

One of the most common challenges in a growing organization involves managing all kinds of people. At the learning event organized by the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) on CSO Leadership Transition in partnership with Association of Foundations, a cross-generational sharing of lessons, challenges and perspectives by three fascinating guests from generations X and Y […]

16th General Assembly highlights stories of hope

PEF Executive Director, Roberto R. Calingo, presented to the General Assembly (GA) the Foundation’s achievements in 2017 to bring the organization to its goal of creating sustainable households. “PEF focused on eight geographical areas for four priority agricultural crops – cacao, coffee, coconut, and cane sugar (collectively known as C4) that generated 107 prospects, and […]

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