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Batangas’ Best: Kapeng Barako (Batangas Coffee)

Let me share to you another Batangas’ best : Kapeng Barako or the Philippine/Batangas Coffee. Historians say that kapeng barako was brought in the Philippines centuries ago by the Spaniards while the country was part of Spain’s colony. They planted coffee trees on the highlands. And because of good combination of humidity, cold, soil and the tropical climate, these plantation flourished. By the 19th century, the Philippines was the 4th largest coffee producing country in the world.

 

Sept 12, 2013 Note : We have an updated article on Kapeng Barako ng Batangas, which gives more History and has an interview with current players of the coffee industry in the province. Click the link to go to that article.

The Barako coffee is the Philippine term for coffee produced in Batangas. This Philippine coffee is of the Liberica variety. Liberica is rare and exotic, grown only in 3 countries out of about 70 coffee producing countries in the world. The first Barako tree was a a cutting from Brazil planted in the 1800s in Barangay Pinagtung-Ulan, Lipa City, Batangas by the Macasaet family, (umm… my ancestors?)  Barako coffee has strong taste, flavor, and has a distinctively pungent aroma. Now, all coffee grown in Batangas is generically called Barako – Matapang!

 

During this golden times of coffee production in the Philippines, the town of Lipa in Batangas flourished and many plantation owners became millionaires. In 1887, Spain’s Queen Isabela elevated the town of Lipa into a city named it Villa de Lipa owing to its prosperity. Lipa became one of the richest cities in the Philippines during the coffee boom.

 

Right now, kapeng barako is still part of most Batangueno’s mornings. I my self can’t make a day without a cup of it. So sinsay muna at magkape dine sa Batangas and say more cups of coffee please.

 

 

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21 comments

  1. i am interested to your kapeng barako. can you provide me a price of it per kilo?i will also sell to our buyer so please give me a discounted price. waiting 4 your reply.

  2. i am interested to your kapeng barako. can you provide me a price of it per kilo?i will also sell to our buyer so please give me a discounted price. waiting 4 your reply.

  3. i’m writing a research paper about kapeng barako! and it’s so nice to read the history of it! More power to Figaro! let’s help saving liberica

  4. i’m writing a research paper about kapeng barako! and it’s so nice to read the history of it! More power to Figaro! let’s help saving liberica

  5. i am also interested in your kapeng barako. can you please send me your quotation? we need a supplier. we’re planning to put up coffee shop. hope you can send it to me very soon… thank you very much…

  6. i am also interested in your kapeng barako. can you please send me your quotation? we need a supplier. we’re planning to put up coffee shop. hope you can send it to me very soon… thank you very much…

  7. this Bulalo was famous in Batangas city, tuy, Tingloy, lemery, Taysan … and you can try also the taste of Kapeng Barako, Tablea tsokolate

  8. this Bulalo was famous in Batangas city, tuy, Tingloy, lemery, Taysan … and you can try also the taste of Kapeng Barako, Tablea tsokolate

  9. ronnie barleta

    hi, pls send me supplier profile with quoted prices of its coffee products.

    many thanks.

  10. hi, pls send me supplier profile with quoted prices of its coffee products.

    many thanks.

  11. Jefrey Martinez

    anyone can help me. im looking for cacao & Coffee plantations located at batangas . please txt me 09269240105.

  12. hi can you send me price of kapeng barako per kilo. at kung meron deng cocoa. thanks

  13. hi can you send me the quotation of Kapaeng barako..thanks

  14. hello! we would like to purchase kapeng barako, do you have numbers so we can call you? thanks

  15. mapag palang araw po, maari nyo po ba kaming tulungan kung sino ang pwede naming tawagan para makabili ng kapeng barako, maraming salamat po sa tulong na sagot ninyo, barik po ng bulakan!

  16. Hello po. Ask ko po kung nagbebebta po kayo ng coffee beans and coffe grinder? Magkano po per kilo? kung oorder po ako by bulk magkano po.? Minimum 50kilos. thank you. Looking forward to have business with you. Thank u

  17. i am interested to your kapeng barako. can you provide me a price of per pack? i will also sell to our buyer so please give me a discounted price.

  18. can we have a qoutations of your kapeng barako we are in need of coffee bean supplier. Thank you. Kindly email us

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