Category Archives: HARMONY WITH CREATION

A NEW PARTNERSHIP BEGINS BETWEEN COFFEE FOR PEACE AND D’ CUP COFFEE REPUBLIC

Last 22 April 2017, Elizabeth Bantican-Quevedo — along with her husband Ramon Quevedo and our mutual friend, Donnie Friolo — introduced us to Adette Purto, Chair of D’ Cup Coffee Republic in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila. After exchanging our stories during that initial meeting, I felt Adette has been a long-time friend and sister! The similarities […]

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 […]

COFFEE FARMERS FROM SOUTHERN MINDANAO VISITED CFP PROCESSING YARD

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, […]

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 […]

CFP-PBCI COMMUNITY GETS TO ENJOY BISTRO BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE

The staff of PeaceBuilders Community and Coffee For Peace had our regular Monday morning worship and reflection time at the Coffee For Peace Bistro. Afterwards, they were given a treat to experience being valued clients by the CFP Bistro serving partners and barista partners. The other staff members who were doing urgent errands and other baristas who […]

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 […]

UBC GRADUATE STUDENTS PLAN TO VISIT CFP IN DAVAO AND KALINGA

Vancouver, 29 May 2016. Dann and Joji Pantoja, founding leaders of Coffee For Peace (CFP) and PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), met with a group of graduate students from the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), University of British Columbia. This class is led by Dr. Leonora C. Angeles, Associate Professor, SCRP. This class of […]

SUMACHER TRIBE IN KALINGA INVITES CFP FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

We were invited by the Sumacher Tribe of the Upper Kalinga to explore an inclusive development partnership with them starting with coffee production and marketing. This is part of our long term relationship with the Kalinga people that started in 2010. Twinkle Alngag Bautista, or Tala for those who are close to her, is the […]

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 […]