The 6th National Coffee Summit will be held on October 21, 2013 at the AIM Conference Center in Makati City. This was announced by Nicholas Matti, chair of the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI).
Its previous successful meetings have given rise to many new coffee farmers, especially in the Visayas and Mindanao, according to Matti.
The Coffee Summit will be graced by an international coffee cupping expert from the world’s largest buyer of specialty coffees, the Neumann Gruppe. The lady Q grader (the highest rank for coffee tasters) is a Filipina by birth but who has since lived in the USA and pursued a career in Coffee Cupping for Quality. Her name is Kat Mulintapang.
According to Chit Juan, an advocate of women empowerment through coffee, Kat cups 75 to 80 different coffees each day from different parts of the world.
Expected to also present their successful enterprises are Dr. Ulysses Valdez of Iloilo, Jim Milabo of Negros Occidental, Ed Luardo of Bohol Coffee and Cacao Cooperative, and Leo Echauz who will present Coffee as a Diversification for Sugarcane.
Those interested to attend can contact PCBI at 0908-883-1218.