About the Philippine Coffee quality competition

Over the past two years, the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), ACDI/VOCA, BCAA, and most recently, the Philippine Coffee Guild (PCG), have successfully staged the Philippine Coffee Quality Competition (PCQC).

Despite significant progress in recent years, the Philippine coffee sector remains in need of support to realize its full potential and deliver improved livelihood opportunities to farmers throughout the country. PhilCAFE is building on the the success of the Mindanao Productivity in Agricultural Commerce and Trade (MinPACT) project and capitalizing on ACDI/VOCA’s extensive network and reputation from working in tree crops and other sectors in the Philippines for over 25 years.

who is behind this auction?

ACDI/VOCA is a global development design and delivery partner based in Washington, D.C. We have implemented effective economic and social development projects around the world since 1963. Our areas of expertise include: Agriculture, Economic Growth, Resilience, Finance, and Equity & Inclusion.

We engage governments, civil society groups, private companies, and financial institutions in our program design and execution. We employ some 1,000 people in the United States and overseas.

Together, we help sustainably improve the lives of families and the health of communities worldwide.

PhilCAFE is a capstone investment in the coffee sector that will leverage private and public capital to put the National Coffee Roadmap into action. The project will empower legacy institutions such as the Philippines Coffee Council, state universities and colleges (SUCs), private universities, and industry actors to support the sustained development of the coffee sector.

The Philippine Coffee Guild is a not-for-profit, membership-based association built on the foundation of inclusivity, respect, and trust. It seeks to advance the Philippine coffee industry by engaging and partnering with coffee producers, processors, roasters, baristas, educators, café owners, and brewers.