Philippines’ double win in Global Coffee Championship boosts sales of local blends

Laguna’s Liberica and Benguet’s Arabica have been adjudged as among the world’s best coffees in the prestigious Global Coffee Championship held in Korea, resulting in a significant boost in interest in local coffee.

Laguna’s Liberica received the Silver Award in the Signature Coffee Award while Benguet’s Arabica took home the Bronze Award in the Signature Coffee category.

Michael Harris Conlin, who was 2019’s National Barista champion, represented the Philippines in the competition.

It was not surprising that the double win immediately boosted the profile of the beans used for the award winning blends.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado of Agnep Farms shared the good news that they have yet to roast their harvest and they are already swamped with orders for November.