The Pioneer of Healthy Living
Gourmet Farms is a wholly owned subsidiary of Escaler & Company Inc., a Manila-based Filipino corporation that provides management consultancy to its own companies and its clients. Headed by visionary entrepreneur, Mr. Ernest de Leon Escaler, GFI has earned prestigious international SGS certification and continues to contribute largely to the responsible and healthy growth of coffee, herbal teas and organic produce in the Philippines today.
The crucial first step of choosing the coffee seeds to plant
The history of the fresh cup of Gourmet Coffee you love so much goes back to the coffee seed. It is very crucial to carefully select the seeds for planting because it will determine the kind of coffee that will eventually end up for brewing. Ordinary coffee beans just won’t do. We use several criteria in choosing and preparing the right beans for planting.
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1. We pick seeds only from trees that produce the most harvest and with top quality beans. Seeds are never just picked at random. We thoroughly review and evaluate the history of productivity of the tree where the seed will come from
2. We choose trees that are 5 to 8 years old, the age at which they are most productive. We select the ones that are disease-free, not only in their present state but also in their history. Diseases affect the quality of cherries the trees produce and consequently, the seeds.
5. Unlike the coffee beans for roasting, seeds for planting are dried in the shade. Drying them under the sun may kill the seed and they may not germinate.
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Next time you drink Gourmet Coffee, you know that you’re drinking coffee that went through our long process of strict quality standards, going as far back as choosing the seeds to plant. No other company can give you this assurance in quality. After all, WE know coffee.
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Gourmet's CoffeeArabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa - Gourmet's uses only the finest coffee beans to create their popular blends. All are freshly ground to ensure nothing but the finest, purest flavors. Deservedly called "pambansang kape!"
The SanctuaryThe Sanctuary at Gourmet Farms is a sacred space, thoughtfully designed to nurture both the spiritual growth and general wellness of its guests. It is a half hectare exquisitely landscaped compound which is comprised of a guest house, a chapel, a conference center and an outdoor pavilion. Indeed, this is a place for meditation and reflection as well as the appreciation of the beauty of nature.