DAVAO CITY — Social enterprise Coffee For Peace said it is supporting pop-up coffee shops, set up mostly by displaced baristas, which have started to crop up in this city.
Felicitas B. Pantoja, founder and chief executive officer of Coffee For Peace, Inc., said some former café workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic engaged with the organization to source coffee.
She said prices have been adjusted to accommodate the new entrepreneurs and keep retail prices low.
“This way, we can move more beans and educate our coffee drinkers to support local coffee. By moving the beans into the hands of the coffee drinker, we also fuel our own local economy,” she said in an e-mail interview. — Maya M. Padillo