Cavite is Steeped in Rich Coffee History

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Cavite City, Philippines is known for its rich heritage as well as cultural background. Not only is it home to the first Philippine President, Emilio Aguinaldo, it is also a favorite travel spot for local and foreign tourists.

More and more people are calling Cavite home because of the new properties and subdivisions which are now in development. If you go online, you will find plenty of Lancaster City reviews along with travel and food blogs written by people who love living in Cavite.

Get to Know Your Local Coffee

One of the most popular products of the Cavite area is coffee. The climate and soil make it ideal for raising different varieties of coffee beans: Robusta, Arabica, Liberica, which also known as the Barako coffee, and Excelsa, a sweeter coffee variety. These beans are also grown in Batangas, Bicol, Sagada and other lowland and mountain regions in the Philippines.

Coffee first came to the area in 1876 and was planted at the now famous Amadeo farms. The seedlings came from Lipa, Batangas, which was considered the coffee capital of the country at that time. The Batangas Barako coffee was at the height of its popularity and was quite expensive.

When tragedy nearly wiped out the coffee industry in Batangas in 1889, the remaining viable seedlings from Batangas were replanted in Cavite. This began the flourishing coffee industry in Cavite and the rest of the country.

The Rebirth of Coffee in the Philippines

In the 1950s, the government introduced pest-resistant coffee varieties to help coffee farmers produce crops. This was right at the time that coffee became commercially available, and this new development helped the industry keep up with demand.

If you love coffee, the steady supply of great local coffee is all the more reason to make Cavite your home.