In line with the boost of the local coffee industry, the Department of Trade and Industry has provided shared service facilities to the coffee growers of Bulacan.
The package is comprised of three kiosks and three coffee brewers as part of the agency’s bid to maximize utilization of shared services through integrated assistance to Bulacan-based small and medium enterprises
The beneficiaries were Kalawakan Womens Association, Inc. (KWAI) and Talbak Fruits and Coffee Growers, Inc. (TFCGI) in the town of Donya Remedios Trinidad.
According to DTI-Bulacan Director Zorina Aldana, the coffee industry is considered as one of the national priority group clusters that the DTI is focusing to develop.
Aldana also encouraged coffee producers in Bulacan to fortify the coffee industry in the province and complement one another rather than engage in stiff competition.
Aldana also boasted that the quality of coffee beans from Donya Remedios Trinidad town meet the global quality standards.
Meanwhile, Donya Remedios Trinidad Mayor Ronaldo Flores said that the city government is committed to work closely with DTI and other partnering agencies to have additional projects that will help strengthen the coffee industry of their town.
“It is timely to take advantage of our natural resources, like the possible sources for ‘coffee cat’ which is literally coffee made out of cat’s poop,” Flores furthered.