The Philippine Coffee Alliance (PCAi) was formed through the initiative of 32 individuals from 25 coffee industry players in 2011.
On October 1st, 2021 during it's Third General Assembly, PCAi reorganized as 36 assertive individual coffee players working with partner NGOs and other industry participants all over the Philippines, actively taking part in redefining the Philippine coffee landscape.
The primary objective of the Philippine Coffee Alliance is to promote and protect the interests of the Philippine coffee industry and empower the smallholder Filipino coffee farmers.
PCAi is duly registered under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock and non-profit association.
Tagalog (n). coffee and life
The Kape’t Buhay agribusiness program is a
multi-partite, sustainable production and
consumption program for Philippine coffees.
Initiated by one of PCAi’s founding members, Bote Central, this program is anchored on the value chain development approach – wherein farmers shall be transformed, mentored and coached to become farmer agri-entrpreneurs.
Serving their own produced coffee to local communities, this transforms the urban and rural market into ‘nano’ coffee entrepreneurs of Philippine produced coffee, sourced from the Community-Based Coffee Social Enterprises (CBCSEs).
To encourage and guide its members in the effective utilization of local resources and organize activities to improve their living conditions.
To develop and upgrade methods and practices through trainings, seminars and workshops in coordination with private and government sectors in order to revitalize coffee industry in their area.
To serve as a channel for government and private agencies in providing technical and financial assistance to its members.
To support campaigns for the preservation of natural resources and environment and prevent their deterioration by assisting the government in promoting environmental concern and ecology and actively participate in the reforestation of open and denuded watershed areas in order to maintain and ensure adequate supply of water for the benefit of its members and the community in general.