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Kalinga's Robusta coffee hailed among best in the Philippines

Cordillera - Kalinga's locally produced Robusta coffee is among the best in the country after bagging the 10th place during the Philippine Coffee Quality Competition 2022 (PCQC) on 18th March, 2022 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Garden Pavillion in Davao City.

Coffee grower Mr. Olimpo D. Lumasok from Lubuagan, Kalinga who produced the Robusta coffee garnered a score of 80.47, which put his entry in the 10th winning spot.

This is the 2nd time, Mr. Lumasok joined the coffee competition and his improved coffee was fortunate enough to be included among best in the country. 

Meanwhile, the Robusta coffee entry of Mabini Ubuan from Sigay town in Ilocos Sur bagged the top spot in the competition, besting entries from more that 80 coffee growers nationwide.

The PCQC is an annual green coffee competition that seeks to increase the consciousness of Filipino farmers on coffee quality and encourages them to improve their competitiveness in the domestic and international markets.

Robusta coffee is one of the most commercialized type of coffee because of its high caffeine content, sharper flavor, and woody taste. 

Other type of coffee grown in the Philippines are Arabica and Liberica also known as 'barako'.



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