Thirty-four (34) coffee farmers from the municipality of Maasim, Sarangani Province, and from the municipalities of Kalamansig and Lebak, Sultan Kudarat Province visited our processing yard and bistro in Davao City.

Joji Felicitas Bautista Pantoja, CEO of Coffee For Peace, Inc., gave the farmers a half-day overview on coffee planting, post-harvest processing, quality grading, packaging, and marketing. We hope to continue this engagement with these farmers until a mutual initiative for long-term partnership between us is developed.

They were brought here by Pasali Philippines Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization from General Santos City. This is part of their project called “Reducing Rural Poverty through AgroEntrepreneurship,” in partnership with PinoyMe Foundation.