Author Archives: CFP InfoComm Team

COFFEE FOR PEACE IS THE INCLUSIVE BUSINESS WINNER FOR THE PHILIPPINES AT THE ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2017

We are so encouraged to receive another citation from the Asean Business Awards 2017: ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2017 NATIONAL WINNER, PHILIPPINES Inclusive Business Category Coffee for Peace is a social enterprise in the areas of Mt. Apo, Bukidnon, and the Cordillera Administrative Region which envisions Peace Communities practicing relational harmony and enjoying quality life by […]

‘CFP HELPS ACHIEVE U.N. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS,’ SAYS PBSP

Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) cited CoffeeForPeace.Com as one of the inclusive businesses helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Philippines. We express our gratitude first of all to the Great Creator, as well as to our farming partners, post-harvest processing partners, quality grading partners, packaging and marketing partners, coffee shop operating […]

JOJI PANTOJA, OUR CEO, HAS BEEN AWARDED AS ONE OF THE ‘2017 INSPIRING FILIPINA ENTREPRENEURS’

We’re inspired by the life and work of Joji Pantoja, our CEO at Coffee For Peace, Inc. (CFP) and our Ina (a term of respect for ‘mother’) at PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI). The partnership between CFP and PBCI in advocating Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles and practices was once again affirmed last 30 March 2017 when […]

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH KALINGA PEOPLE AND LEADERS GETS DEEPER

Lakan Sumulong, our CFP StoryTeller, visited our friends and partners in Kalinga last 28 January – 02 February 2017. He renewed and strengthened our relationship — With the Alngag clan where Tala, one of our inclusive development mentors, belong. We’re especially grateful for Malou Alngag who shared her vision and enthusiasm to advance peace and […]

CFP DEMONSTRATED Q-GRADING BEFORE COFFEE INDUSTRY FOLKS AND MEDIA REPORTERS

Byron Bee Pantoja, our Production Manager and Q-Grader, showed how quality grading was done before the coffee industry leaders and media representatives in Davao City.  This event was featured in a news article about the President of the Philippines declaring to sign an Executive Order to launch Philippine coffee brand. The said article quoted Byron: Daniel […]

BYRON PANTOJA PASSES CQI’S ARABICA QUALITY GRADER CERTIFICATION

Byron Bee Pantoja, our Production Manager, passed the examinations as a Certified Quality Arabica Grader by the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI). According to the CQI website: An Arabica Q Grader is an individual who is credentialed by the CQI to grade and score coffees utilizing standards developed by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). […]

NATIONAL TV FEATURED COFFEE FOR PEACE AS AN INDUSTRY FRONT-LINER FOR QUALITY

Joji Pantoja (Chief Executive Officer) and Byron Pantoja (Trading Manager) were featured in a national television program focusing on the coffee industry in the Philippines. It was an honor to share our passion at CFP to train coffee farmers in many parts of the country — Cordillera Mountains, Sierra Madre Mountains, Mount Kitanglad, Mount Apo, […]

‘KAPEYAPAAN’ IS LAUNCHED TO MEET COUNTRY SIDE MARKET

Kapeyapaan. The term is a play of two combined words: kape (coffee) and kapayapaan (peace). While the newly-designed Coffee For Peace Bistro and its future branches will be focused on serving the major cities, face-to-face with the branches of multinational corporations’ coffee shops, Kapeyapaan will serve the provincial centers and municipalities and will bring the locally-produced, […]

UBC-SCARP STUDENTS AND PROFESSOR VISIT CFP KALINGA

Nine graduate students from the University of British Columbia – School of Community and Regional Planning (UBC-SCARP), led by their professor, Dr. Leonora Angeles, chose to do their field research among Coffee For Peace (CFP) partner communities in Kalinga. They were hosted by  Twinkle Alngag Bautista, our PAR Missionary in the Cordillera Region. They were also […]

PAQUIBATO FARMERS VISIT CFP CENTER FOR TRAINING

March 3-4, 2016. A group of 25 farmers from the Paquibato District of Davao City attended a 2-day Coffee For Peace Training at the PeaceBuilders Community Center where we train our prospective coffee farming partners about ‘peace’ and ‘coffee’. This is done within the framework of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles and practices. The participants were […]