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Starting With Only Php100K, College Couple Grows Farron Café to 235 Kiosks Nationwide

Farwa and Ronnel Hombre found a niche serving delicious but affordable coffee to students

Married couple Farwa and Ronnel Hombre were still dating in college when they started the business in the University Belt area in ManilaWith their busy schedules and late-night activities, academic or otherwise, college students have become a big market for different kinds ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 26, 2018 11:00:00
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Home sweet hustle: Diligence Cafe gives those hard-at-work all the time they need

This cafe efficiently provides students, professionals something never found in any menu ”" space

Entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for their next big idea, but Elmerei Cuevas didn't have to look far for inspiration. "It was all my 'hugot' from college," he says of Diligence Cafe, a cross between a co-working space and a cafe. ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | November 15, 2016 04:00:00

How South Korean brand Caffe Bene woos the Philippine market

Caffe Bene has over three times as many stores in its home country than world-famous rival, Starbucks.

DIVERSE MENU. Apart from coffee and other beverages, Caffe Bene offers sandwiches, pastries, cakes, and croissants, all developed to suit the Filipino taste. Photo by Vincent Coscolluela / Entrepreneur PhilippinesWhen Diane Chua and her siblings first laid eyes on Caffe Bene, one of ...

by Mikael Angelo Francisco  | March 28, 2016 05:00:00
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10 things to consider when putting up a coffee shop

A chef and coffee bar owner shares his personal essentials to brewing business success.

That lovely feeling you have when you’re enjoying a good cup o’ joe at a cozy coffee shop? It’s actually built upon an intricate foundation revolving around a well-developed concept.1. ConceptChef Anthony Yupangco, owner of coffee bar Tutto Domani in Makati, can’t ...

by Stephanie F. Esguerra  | June 25, 2013 09:00:00

New franchise opportunity: Coffeebreak

Check out this homegrown gourmet cafe brand.

Franchising has undoubtedly been a popular and profitable way to make the shift from employee to entrepreneur. There are approximately 125,000 franchised outlets in the country as of May 2012. But what determines franchise success? The support of the franchisor is crucial ...

September 10, 2012 05:00:00
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Program teaches communities the brew for success

 The Pinagdanlayan Farmers Association Inc. (PFAI) in Dolores, Quezon uses almost half a hectare of land to grow vegetables and crops since. But it’s their coffee trees—almost 1,000 of them—which shows most promise to rake in profit for the cooperative and its ...

July 17, 2012 06:00:00
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How to open a coffee shop

Planning well will help you succeed.

While it is tempting to open a coffee shop—or any retail business, for that matter—by just finding a space and putting in some comfy furniture in it, the benefits of having a well-planned store design and layout outweigh the presumed ease of ...

February 20, 2012 07:00:00
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Planning your coffee shop space

Read this before you design the space for your coffee shop.

Not all coffee shops are created equal—some opt for a fast-food, utilitarian vibe, while others choose to provide an ambience that invites patrons to stay for long periods of time. Before tackling space concerns, determine your café’s character and menu. An equally ...

February 08, 2012 02:00:00
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Buying stations make it easier to get into the coffee business

Coffee is now bought at world market prices, regardless of volume.

Now, just about anyone with a parcel of land can become a supplier of coffee beans to supply the country\\\'s growing demand. One no longer needs a warehouse full of coffee beans to directly trade with the \\\'big guys.\\\'More than 25 years ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | December 02, 2011 06:00:00
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Celebrate the annual coffee festival this October

October is officially coffee month

Are you a coffee lover? Then October is your month to remember. The annual coffee festival happens every October since 1997 when President Fidel V. Ramos declared it as Coffee Month. The Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI) has published the activities that coffee ...

September 15, 2011 11:00:00

Jollibee\\\'s Caffe Ti-Amo to open more stores in Metro Manila

Korean brand seeks to capture sizable coffee-drinking market in RP

After dominating the quick service restaurant sector, Jollibee Foods Corp., the owner and operator of the largest  fast food chain in the country, the company is setting its sights on the coffee and gelato sector. [Read Jollibee group reports robust earnings growth ...

July 01, 2010 01:00:00
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The True Brew

Couple Martin and Emily Bazylewich made coffee history by getting the locals of a sleepy Mindanao town warm up to the idea of a gourmet coffee shop.

The idea of a coffee shop business in Butuan, Agusan del Norte took about five years to brew for Emily Egmilan and Canadian husband Martin Bazylewich. And it took another two years before they could safely say that their coffee business is ...

February 10, 2009 12:00:00