Category: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

BACOFA EXPORTS FIRST BATCH OF GREEN COFFEE TO THE U.S.A.

Our Mount Apo farming partners are one of the community-network of well-trained and justly-treated farmers who supply us with their premium 100% arabica coffee paid at fair traded prices. We’re so happy to see the Balutakay Coffee Farmers Association (BaCoFA) from Mt. Apo grow from being coffee cherry suppliers, to becoming post-harvest coffee processors, and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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). …

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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 …

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‘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, …

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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 …

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WE’RE READY TO OPEN ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE BISTRO’ IN DAVAO CITY’S PRIME AREA

We’re so excitement as we prepare to open our second shop called CoffeeForPeace Bistro. It’s located at One Oasis Davao, a community that, according to our market study, would sustain our social business and would help in strengthening our advocacy among young professionals in Davao City. We’re happy with the work of our partner, Swito Architecture …

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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.