What is one of the world’s most popular drinks? Coffee. In the Philippines, 8 out of 10 adults drink an average of 2.5 cups of coffee every day.
The popular drink comes from an evergreen tree, which was first discovered in Ethiopia, where its red, cherry-like berries (generally containing 2 seeds per berry) were used for wine and food before A.D. 1000. Its beans are first ground and roasted and made into a drink during the 15th century in the Arabian Peninsula. Coffee later spread throughout Europe since the 17th century.
“In the Philippines, coffee has a history as rich as its flavor,” says the National Coffee Development Board (NCDB), whose main objective is to develop and promote the Philippine coffee industry through technical assistance and credit programs for coffee farms and through marketing and promotions of coffee for domestic and export markets.