During Iloilo Business Week, running from August 24-28, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Iloilo will host its first-ever Coffee Festival. The celebration will take place in the Festive Walk Mall’s fountain area in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. With the beginning of its first event, the establishment is united in celebration with coffee enthusiasts and aficionados of all things BREW-TIFUL!
The Iloilo Coffee Festival features a variety of coffee beans from local farmers, informs visitors about the advantages of coffee beans, and takes them on a coffee experience with a variety of cafés.
Famous coffee providers from throughout the Philippines were asked to display their regional coffee goods. For individuals who wish to start their own coffee business, there will also be classes. How great is that?
The festival, which is a display of the blossoming local coffee businesses where consumers may sample a variety of coffee tastes, will be one of the festival’s highlights. The following are additional festival activities:
- Eskwela Kape – Classes for coffee shop owners, coffee enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to learn about coffee and the coffee industry
- Coffee Trade Exhibit – where coffee business companies will offer solutions to coffee shop owners and to those who want to venture into the coffee business
- Kitaay sa Kape – Coffee Meet-ups
- Istorya Kape – Plenary talk about coffee and the industry
- Hampang Kape – Coffee brewing and latte art competitions
- Pinta Kape – Coffee Painting and Photography Exhibit
- Local performing artists will also be featured at the festival for entertainment
My Favorite Coffee
Of course, the festival wouldn’t be complete without dropping by my favorite coffee shop. They offer quality coffee drinks, and my favorite is Spanish Latte – an espresso-based drink with scalded milk (condensed milk). It’s a bit sweeter than the normal latte, and it’s also described as a lighter version of the yummy Vietnamese coffee.
The Iloilo Coffee Festival will mark the beginning of an annual meeting of Panay’s coffee industry players to support the region’s small-scale coffee business and celebrate the love and enthusiasm of the people for coffee.
Cha of Little Misadvencha is a Filipino Civil Engineer, researcher and a fur mom. She came from General Santos City and finds that everything in life teaches her a lesson. She is inspired to write about and out of her experiences, but later found out that it was her experiences that actually inspire her.