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10.14.2009 - The Philippine Coffee Board is celebrating Coffee Month this October. They will hold seminars, tours, and serving you freshly brewed coffee from partd of the country. Sample coffee from different roasters and processors. Taste coffees from small towns and private farms. FREE coffee throughout the event.

Though not entirely a coffee person I have sampled two of the five featured coffee original from the Philippines. They are Kape Montanas de Cavite and M&S Arabic Coffee from Mindanao.

The one in Cavite has a taste of Kapeng Barako, and a lot of kick in it.

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Special thanks to the representatives of the Philippine Coffee Board for bringing this event. for more details see the calendar of events...

In honor of Coffee Month, the Philippine Coffee Board has scheduled coffee seminars, tours and other events as part of its celebration this October.


Professional Coffee Course with Barista 101 (Fee: P 2,500) Code: PRO102
By the Philippine Barista and Coffee Academy
Learn coffee basics plus in-depth barista class.
Food costing and machine maintenance will be included.
Learn how to make Specialty drinks and iced coffee concoctions.
3-hour class
October 14, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Basic Coffee 101 with Hands-on Barista (Fee: P900) Code: BC101
By Chit Juan, Philippine Coffee Board
Learn about the basics of coffee, coffee history, specialty coffees. Try making your own espresso drinks using professional equipment.
3-hour class
October 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

How to Put Up a Coffee Shop (Fee: P900) Code: SHOP101
By Chit Juan, Philippine Coffee Board
Learn the basics of entering the most popular restaurant idea these days. Learn how to choose your location and what to offer in your menu.
3-hour class
October 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Coffee Cupping (Fee: P900) Code: CUP101
By Manny Torrejon, Philippine Coffee Board
If there is wine tasting for wines, there is CUPPING for coffee. Learn how the pros do it. Taste the different varieties of coffee and learn how to do a multi-sensory evaluation of coffees and how to blend them.
3-hour class
October 21, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Coffee Farming (Fee: P900) Code: FARM101
By Joel Lumagbas, Philippine Coffee Board
Basics of coffee planting, fertilization, harvest. Computation of costs to start and maintain a farm.
3-hour class
October 22, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

All seminars will be held at LE BISTRO, Fraser Place, Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.


COFFEE ROASTING TOUR (Fee: P 900) Tour Code: RST101
Watch as the green coffee beans transform into freshly-roasted coffee. Learn how to tell one variety from another. See how beans are sorted and graded before roasting. Smell the aroma of coffee that is freshly- roasted and freshly-ground. Tour starts from and ends in Makati Business district.
Duration: 4-5 hours.
October 17, 1:00 – 6:00 pm

COFFEE FARM TOUR (Fee: P 2,000) Tour Code: FULL102
Drive to Coffee Country and you will be met by coffee experts from the Philippine Coffee Board and the nation’s premiere coffee research scientists. See the journey of the bean from farm to mill, from mill to cup. Drive around coffee farms and meet coffee farmers. Stop for a drink of freshly-roasted coffee at local cafes. Tour starts and ends in Makati Business District.
Duration: 8 hours
October 24, 8 am to 5 pm


To register for the seminars and tours, call the PCBI Head Office at telephone numbers 408-6513 or 813-1028 and look for Joyce Montalban or Pamela Serquiña or email marketing.pcbi@gmail.com.

More Coffee month events!


AIM Conference Center

October 26, 2009
8am – 5pm

If you are interested to know the coffee industry’s direction towards self sufficiency, meet the country’s coffee players in this annual event. Presentations by partners and area directors of the different regions will shape the industry’s future.
Theme: Creating Partnerships for Self Sufficiency in Coffee.
Fee: P 2,500/ person includes meals

The Philippine Coffee Board was featured HERE for you to see their exhibit in Greenbelt 3 Lobby & Greenbelt 5 Lounge.

As mentioned FREE coffee will be sampled.

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