June 21, 2024

Cordillera’s Arabica coffee, served from fresh plain brew to an array of different concoctions, were offered free as a special treat to attendees of the 34th Cordillera Day celebrations at the Baguio Convention Center.  
The serving of specialty coffee with blends such as espresso, cappuccino, mocha, caramel macchiato, and latte has been one of the contributions of the Department of Trade and Industry-Cordillera to the CAR Day anniversary.
Coffee is one of the Priority Industry Clusters of the agency and the Cordillera has been the lead region in the National Coffee Industry Cluster.
With the Barista Coffee Academy of Asia as DTI-CAR’s concessionaire for the KAPEtirya, many participants experienced quality coffee servings that are usually availed in well-known coffee shops.  
DTI-CAR continues to promote locally produced coffees and assist local coffee producers across the country together with its partner agencies and institutions. To date, 3,557 assistances have been provided to micro, small, and medium enterprises since 2017 including various capacity-building activities, consultations, and other promotional activities such as the recently concluded Philippine Coffee Quality Competition. – Press release