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.

Read the full story at the Philippine Daily Inquirer

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