coffee prices at this level is the best we can do without compromising the quality, taste and freshness of the coffee
our coffee premiums and single origins are all traceable and
we are farmer welfare advocates and backyard farming enthusiasts through our Earth to Cup seminars
we’ve been helping roasters, rebranding cafeliers and baristas though our Barista and Coffee league of Baguio project
our Baguio-Benguet Coffee Exchange (BBC/X) buying station project proves to be the least expensive but high coffee shop quality coffee beans.
our roasting are all documented- roast curve date of roast and resting period by our artisan roaster
blends were formulated with the ratios that is proven excellent for more than 4 decades
in-house tests done such as PH, TDS, density, moisture content and cup profile by our sensory judge
off site test done such as chemical analysis and cupping rate by our Q-grader
we have 5 branches in Baguio City and we are still expanding in the future
we’ve been in the coffee business for 73 years.
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1948, after the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, Arsenia Umali started selling coffee beans from Lipa, Batangas in a small scale distribution within the area. 1950’s, Arsenia Umali fled Lipa Batangas with her only son Alberto Umali Olarte to the highlands of Baguio City. To provide for her son and family, she brought the BARAKO coffee to the cordilleras to make a living. Buying and selling coffee, they stumbled upon the BENGUET coffee locally grown in the cordilleras.
The first store was established in 1953 located in Baguio City Public Market as a family business and became a prominent name as a coffee supplier in cooperation with several farms providing coffee around the region, helping each other for the love of coffee. Using the family name UMALI which also means WELCOME in the cordilleran dialect. Hence. the store was called UMALI COFFEE STORE
By the 1960’s to 1970’s, UMALI COFFEE STORE remained as the number one source of coffee beans, not only in the city, but of the entire province and most parts of northern Luzon with 2 coffee store branches located at the Baguio public market and Baguio hangar market. And by 1980’s, Alberto started venturing to cafeterias located at hangar market, Hilltop Hotel, and 2nd kayang st.
By the 90’s most of the stores closed. However, the first store held its ground and survived the turmoil.
The first coffee shop, CAFFEINE ADDICT, was established 2004 in Nevada square in Baguio City under the collaboration of Sendero Luminoso and Umali coffee store, and tried to regain the UMALI name as a dominant coffee provider. Now located in Shangri-la village Baguio City
1948- coffee distributor, Lipa Batangas (Arsenia Umali)
STORE 1: Umali Building Refreshment section BAGUIO CITY
1953- 1st flr Umali coffee, brooms, jams and dry goods (Arsenia Umali)
1983- 1st flr Olarte coffee store (alberto Umali Olarte)
1995- 2nd flr Kape umali Restaurant (Alberto Umali Olarte)
1997- 1st flr Olarte coffee store (Rommel Olarte)
1999- 2nd flr Olarte bar and restaurant (Ronald Olarte)
2008- till present 1st flr RS Olarte General Merchandise (Rondel Olarte)
2010- till present 2nd flr/3rd flr Kape Umali Cafeteria (Rondel Olarte)
STORE 2: Chucheria section Coffee Store BAGUIO CITY
1969- Umali coffee store (Arsenia Umali)
1991- Umali Coffee store (Alberto Umali Olarte)
1997- kape umali coffee store (Rommel Olarte)
2006- Kape Umali Coffee store (GFI)
2010- till present Kape Umali Coffee Co. (Rondel Olarte)
COFFEE SHOP: BAGUIO CITY
2004- caffeine addict bar and coffee shop, Nevada Square (Rondel/Sheila Olarte)
2011- till present Kape Umali Coffee shop, Shangri-la village (Rondel/Sheila Olarte)
2018 KAPE UMALI MINES VIEW
2021 KAPE UMALI SESSION
2021 KAPEUMALI HANGAR
To bring back FILIPINO values by being an innovative coffee business model that is sustainable, honest, fair and passionate.
As a COFFEE PROVIDER is to earn the loyalty of customers and grow the business by developing and marketing coffee products that are leaders in quality and consumer interest. To enable and inspire customers to enjoy a coffee experience by providing distinctive, excellent service, high quality products, superior coffee and knowledge.
As a COFFEE SHOP is to excite our customers serving premium quality coffee, espresso beverages, coffee cocktails and more by our traditional Filipino touch. To provide the very best support to our clients and the very best coffee shop systems for our franchisees, to empower each shop or franchise the edge for success.
To position Kape Umali Coffee Company as a dominant regional brand of the cordilleras, with a national presence, by consistently delivering exciting products, sensations and experiences to an increasing number of admirers. Furthermore, by growing our customer base, distribution, exporting and expanding our franchise system, while giving back to the farming communities and the less fortunate.