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Encyclopedia > Kape Barako

Kape Barako, also spelled Baraco (English: Barako coffee) is coffee varietal grown in the Philippines, particularly in the provinces of Batangas and Cavite. It belongs to the species Coffea liberica and is known for its strong taste, powerful body and distinct aroma.[1] The term is also used for all coffee from those provinces. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Map of coffee bean producton: r for , a for , and m for both species Coffee varietals refer to the genetic subspecies of coffee. ... Batangas is a province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. ... Cavite is a province of the Philippines located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the CALABARZON region in Luzon, just 30 kilometers south of Manila. ...


History

In the 1990's, the coffee industry in the Philipppines collapsed due to an infestation dubbed as "Coffee Rust" as well as tough competion from coffee growers in South America and Vietnam. [2] This has caused Kape Barako-growers to begin shifting to other crops, which has threathened the varietal to extinction.[3] Currently, organizations, such as the the Figaro Foundation, seek to revitalize the industry.[4] South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Other uses

Aside from being a beverage, Kape Barako is also used as a spa treatment. [5]


References

  1. ^ Got Barako?. Accessed January 25, 2007
  2. ^ Philippine Coffee - Barako. Accessed January 25, 2007
  3. ^ Ohmy News International: Save the Barako Coffee. Accessed January 25, 2007
  4. ^ SAVE the Barako. Accessed January 25, 2007
  5. ^ The Seoul Times: Well-being Mania Goes Tropical. Accessed January 25, 2007

 
 

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