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Kape Umali Coffee

Since 1948


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HISTORY:

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.

Present day, kape umali coffee company has 2 stores in baguio, and growing number of outlets all over the philippines.

MISSION:

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.

VISION:

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.

We supply:

coffee seedlings for growers
green coffee beans for roasters
roasted coffee ; ground or whole beans for:
cafes, coffee shops, coffee houses, cafeterias, restaurants, hotels, offices…

We also blend coffee beans, preblended or anything depending on your taste.

Our Coffee Beans

Kape umali coffee company: FARMS of ARABICA COFFEE, 500 HECTARES of COFFEE LAND; with our contributory farms of over 500 HECTARES found in BENGUET, KALINGA, MT.PROVINCE; an average of 60 TONS PER YEAR.

BATANGAS, CAVITE, LA UNION, ILOCOS NORTE/SUR, NUEVA ECIJA/VISCAYA, QUEZON, ILOILO for excelsa, liberica and robusta with a combined average of 130 tons a year.

The Choicest Arabica, Robusta, and Excelsa beans grow in the higher elevations, ripening slowly in a cool air, volcanic rich soil to create the most exotic flavor profiles. From home grown Philippine beans, regions like cordillera and Tagalog to other regions of the world like Indonesia, Latin America and Europe.

Our single-origin coffees showcase the finest from each growing regions. Roasts and other blends balance the best traits to create exciting flavors that no individual coffee can offer.
Types of coffee:

COFFEA ARABICA AKA MOUTAIN COFFEE

Has superior grade and contains less caffeine, has a smooth taste and a desirable flavor, very aromatic, sizes and shape of beans are uniform. Thrives in highlands and cold places such as the cordillera and Mindanao.

Arabica Benguet–said to be the best Arabica grown in the Philippines and at par with world’s known Arabica. Its acidity is approximately that of Jamaica’s Blue Mountain and Hawaii’s Kona Coffee.

Sagada–one of the best organically grown Origins Coffee from the highlands of Cordillera regions and is made from 100% premium Arabica.

COFFEA CANEPHORA AKA ROBUSTA

Is a less grade coffee but twice the caffeine than in Arabica. Has a distinct and strong flavor with a full body taste. Popular in Italian coffee culture. Mainly used in producing instant coffee because of its bold and full flavor. Less expensive. Thrives in warmer climate such as Ifugao and Cavite.

Kalinga–has become popular because of its organic production, making it among the favorites of coffee lovers here and abroad. Coffee lovers prefer Kalinga coffee because of its acclaimed aroma and blend. Kalinga coffee is purely Robusta beans.

COFFEA LIBERICA AKA BARAKO

Major crop in the Philippines as well as in Malaysia and Indonesia. Has a stronger taste than Arabica, it has larger cherries and rare to find, Appreciated in Scandinavian counties such as Romania. It thrives in humid climate such as Batangas and Cavite.

COFFEA EXCELSA

Nutty flavor and blends well with Arabica and excelsa. Commonly mistaken for barako because of it rarity. It is highly resistant from dryness and other coffee diseases. Commonly found in Tagaytay and North Cotobato.

Civet Coffee

Civet coffee known for its high aroma, smooth taste, and low acidity – often quite
sweet and very full in the cup – civet coffee is made with coffee beans that are retrieved from the excretion of an animal called the civet.


LABELS

CIVET COFFEE
Asian Palm Civet Coffee.
AKA Kopi Luwak
Kape Alamid
Kape Musang
Kape Motit
A distinctive exotic taste you can’t put a finger in to it.

COLOMBIAN ROAST
Pure Arabica beans
Wet processed
Medium roasted coffee
A bitter caramel taste with hints of citrus notes
And a long finish
Great morning coffee

ITALIAN ROAST
Pure Arabica beans
Wet processed
dark roasted coffee
A bitter chocolate taste with hints of citrus notes And a long finish
Great afternoon coffee

SAGADA COFFEE
Pure Arabica beans
Semi dry Processed
Medium Roasted Coffee
A bright, bitter-sweet taste
With a fruity overtone
And smooth toasty finish
Great morning coffee

VIENNA ROAST
Pure Arabica beans
Semi dry Processed
Medium- Dark Roasted Coffee
A Smokey bitter-sweet taste
With a fruity overtone
And a long finish
Great afternoon coffee

FRENCH ROAST
Pure Arabica beans
Semi dry Processed
Dark Roasted Coffee
A Smokey bitter-sweet taste
With a fruity overtone
And a strong finish
Great evening coffee

PREMIUM BARAKO
Pure Excelsa beans
Wet Processed
dark Roasted Coffee
A bitter-sweet taste
With a fruity overtone
And a nutty finish
Great morning coffee

ILOILO COFFEE
Pure Robusta beans
Semi-dry Processed
medium Roasted Coffee
A full bodied round taste
With a citrus note
And a earthy finish
Great morning coffee

KALINGA COFFEE
Pure Robusta beans
Semi-dry Processed
Dark Roasted Coffee
A full bodied
smokey round taste
With a citrus note
And a earthy finish
Great morning coffee

BENGUET BLEND
Blended beans
A Simple substitute to the Typica Arabica Benguet Beans
Semi-dry Processed
Dark Roasted Coffee
A full bodied round taste
With a citrus note
And an earthy finish
Great morning coffee

BARAKO BLEND
Blended beans
A Simple substitute to the Batangas Barako Beans
Semi-dry Processed
Medium Roasted Coffee
A full bodied round taste
With a citrus note
And a nutty finish
Great morning coffee

FLAVORED COFFEE
Flavored infused Arabica Blended Coffee
Butterscotch
Hazelnut


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