Philippines - A New Specialty Origin: Challenge, Success and Community
On 1 November 2019, join us at a cupping + presentation + panel discussion at the Assembly roastery.
The evening is in partnership with Coffee Studies (the industry leading Ted style talks programme of Cafe Culture) and Lorenzo Cosio + Silvester Samonte of El Union - multiple competition winners and pioneers of specialty coffee in the Philippines.
Lorenzo and Silvester are in the unique position of being retail roaster operators in north-west Philippines and within commuting distance of coffee producing communities. They're part of a distinctly short supply chain with a unique perspective covering both primary producer and final consumer.
They’re going to be hosting a cupping table with some specialty grade samples from Filippino farmers as well as sharing stories about some of the challenges, successes and community initiatives transitioning from commodity coffee.
A panel hosted by Nick Mabey will then host a group discussion (open to the floor) which dives deeper into topics covered in the presentation.