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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
News and Events

How Much Money are Restaurants, Bars and Caterers Making on Average?

Before putting one up, take a look at the latest numbers from the Philippine Statistics Authority

Each year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducts the Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI), which gathers data on close to 40,000 formal business establishments that employ at least 10 workers in the country. The latest survey, which includes 18 ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 24, 2017 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Want to Open a Coffee Shop? Keep These Owners' Tips in Mind

You can cash in on caffeine addictions -- if you're savvy

The retail value of the U.S. coffee market is alluring-around $48 billion. But at $3 a cup, cashing in on our collective caffeine addiction isn't always a given. Savvy experts share what they've learned. "Don’t forget the internet!," says Lehman. "There are many tools ...

by Ashlea Halpern  | December 25, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

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