Category: HARMONY WITH THE CREATOR

THE FIRST BATCH OF B’LAAN ARABICA COFFEE WAS EXPORTED TO CANADA IN 2011

Last May 9th, Coffee for Peace (CFP) sent the first batch of our B’laan coffee beans export to Canada. The CFP management team–Joji Pantoja, Kriz Cruzado, and Keith Grubaugh, with the help of the whole CFP staff and the PeaceBuilders Community–made this possible. Pastor Fred Fredeluces, our Arabica coffee production guru, has been walking with …

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WE INITIATED INTER-TRIBAL EXCHANGE OF ARABICA GROWING TECHNOLOGY IN 2010

Kriz Cruzado (CFP Research & Development Coordinator) facilitated the meeting of various tribal representatives in Mindanao who are involved in fair coffee production and trading.  They come from three different First Nations in Mindanao–the Dulangan Manobo from Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, the Talaandig from Mount Kitanglad in Bukidnon, and the B’laan from Mount Matutum in South …

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IN 2009, WE CONNECTED WITH FARMERS FROM BOTH NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES

Joji Pantoja (CFP Chief Operating Officer) and her staff started a dialogue with Maragusan town Mayor Cesar Colina (first photo, seated behind his desk).  The two initial meetings led to an agreement to explore an Arabica planting program to help the Indigenous Peoples in the Compostela Valley (ComVal) Province in Southeastern Mindanao.  ComVal is so …

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WE STARTED CONNECTING AMONG CORDILLERA FARMERS IN 2008

Coffee For Peace (CFP) has been working with the office of the Hon. Thomas A. Killip, the Presidential Assistant in the Cordillera Administrative Region (PA-CAR), in advancing Fair Trade Principles among the coffee industry players in his region.  Dann Pantoja, CFP’s Fair Trade Advocacy Director, met with Mr. Killip last January 28, 2008 in his …

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WE EXPLORED WORKING AMONG BAGOBO TRIBE IN 2007

Coffee For Peace is feeling the need to increase our supply of coffee beans. Because we’re committed to serve fair-traded coffee only, we have to explore direct growers in Mindanao. Through the introduction of a local spiritual leader, we met a group of farmers in Barangay Sibulan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.  These coffee farmers …

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AWARDS WE HAVE RECEIVED AS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

We are grateful for the several national and international recognition awards honoring our farming partners, peacebuilding partners, serving partners, and investing partners.