Quality Coffee. Relational Harmony.
Coffee farmers, entrepreneurs, workers, and servers who are relatively enjoying harmonious relationships tend to be more energized to continually improve in who they are, what they do, and what they eventually have. Therefore, they tend to produce and serve others with excellence. Here, continuous improvement means quality coffee.
We’re a supplier of world class Arabica coffee.
The thousands of cups of coffee served by our professional baristas in our coffee shop received double thumbs up from international NGO executives, foreign missionaries, visiting diplomats, and local business leaders. We started receiving local and national orders for the coffee beans we use. Our coffee products have been graded as ‘specialty’ and ‘premium’ in accordance with global quality standards.
Where to find our coffee
We work with selected coffee outlets who also seek continuous improvement in their customer service.
Visit Our Davao Coffee Shop
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The peace in Coffee For Peace is harmonious relationships — with the Creator, with one’s being, with others, and with creation. It is through this perspective of reality and mission in life that this business was started.
Coffee For Peace was established on April 15, 2008 in Davao City. The idea began when the founders facilitated an informal conflict mediation in Maguindanao province between a Migrant farmer and a Bangsamoro neighbor. The two were trying to kill each other for the ownership of the rice field ready for harvest, regardless of who planted the rice or who owned the land. Instead of shooting each other, the two were invited for a dialogue over coffee. Since then, the two avoided killing each other. They started inviting other members of the community to have coffee together — for peace.
We’re committed to our promise
Our promise is to continually improve in our business practices specifically to help protect and enhance the environment, to walk with the farmers as they strive to improve their lives, and to support the peacebuilders on the field.
We’re an inclusive business community
We are a community of conscientious individuals who are passionate about Inclusive Development. We grow our coffee business for people, peace, progress, partnership, and planet.
We’re justice-and-peace advocates
Starting in armed-conflicted areas in our country, we work with coffee farming communities using Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles and practices. PAR is a set of knowledge and skills that include justice advocacy, peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and the promotion of active non-violence as a way to resolve conflicts. The end-purpose is to redeem broken relationships, to bring about healing, and to experience reconciliation.
What Others Say About Us
Coffee farming is helping indigenous people in the Philippines to protect the environment, preserve their ancestral lands and secure their financial future. They are doing so through an organization called Coffee for Peace, one of the winners of a UN-backed award that celebrates innovation. Read More
Business skills come in handy for emerging Philippine coffee industry. Coffee growers in the Philippines can be grateful that Joji Pantoja knows business. Otherwise they might still be brandishing guns rather than toting sacks of Arabica beans. For Joji and her husband Dann, who are Mennonite missionaries, the coffee trade they’ve developed among highland tribes has become an important cog in a larger peacebuilding ministry in their native country. Read More
Coffee for Peace (CFP) is the initiative of Joji Pantoja who, with her husband Daniel, is a Mennonite Church Canada worker in the Philippines through their ministry, Peacebuilders Community Inc. CFP sells organically cultivated, locally grown and roasted coffee beans for fair-trade prices… Read More
PhilStar – StarWeek Magazine
MANILA, Philippines – From a political activist to being a peace activist, Joji Pantoja knows what transformation can do to a person. Whether a farmer or an advocate, the change starts from within… Read More
MJCraves – Coffee Blogger
Coffee for Peace isn’t just any ordinary coffee shop. The ambiance of the coffee shop indeed was peaceful and I loved its interior design. From floor to ceiling, it’s decorated with Filipino crafts and most of all, it displayed fresh coffee beans in a bag… Read More
A regular client in Davao
Your coffee is the BEST in Davao. I wish that there will always be abundant harvest to continue serving us Dabawenyos and may a thousandfold blessings come back to you for the goodness of your advocacy. ~ Maria Leana C. Sanga, Davao City.
We listen. We discuss. We advise and develop. We love people. And we make coffee, for peace.
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The balanced composition of three triangles bound in a circle—which represents the half section of a coffee bean—symbolizes our dreams and aspirations for the Philippines.
The half coffee bean is our beloved land. Our islands are typically mountainous and diverse in terrain, rich in bounty and produce. The three triangles represent the major island groupings—Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
We see our people as a mosaic—multicultural in nature, with rich and diverse ethno-linguistic characteristics. We envision a land where all these different cultures are freely expressed. We dream of a country where all these different people groups are treated equally as they live in harmony with one another.
We see the future of this beautiful land through the lenses of faith, hope, and love. The multi-cultural people of the Philippines will mutually promote peace and reconciliation as well as inclusive development so that the present and the next coming generations will live better lives and will ultimately realize its dream-image as The Pearl of the Orient Seas.