In the News (Phils): Ain’t no coffee supply high enough to meet global demand
BAGUIO CITY – Philippine coffee is a much sought after product among Filipino-Americans in the United States, but an official of the Philippine Coffee Board (PCB) said the country has yet to produce enough to satisfy the growing demand.
“[Filipino-Americans] who open coffee shops in the United States like barako [native coffee], but our problem is we cannot sell them all our coffee. We only produce only 35,000 tons [a year],” Emmanuel Torrejon, the board’s Northern Luzon coordinator, said in a recent briefing here.
Torrejon said the challenge for coffee growers
was to fill the demand, both here and abroad, since the Philippines only produces 35,000 tons and still imports coffee.