The municipality of Amadeo, dubbed as the “Coffee Capital of the Philippines”, is now in full gear for the biggest coffee thanksgiving tradition in the country with the PAHIMIS Coffee Festival celebration set on April 21-23, 2017.
One of the annual events in the province of Cavite, the three-day festivity will give thanks to God for the bountiful harvest of coffee – the town’s prime agricultural crop, and showcase the best produce to all coffee connoisseurs joining the festival. Among the activities lined up are street dancing, trade fair, cultural shows and various competitions that promote coffee and other local products in Amadeo.
The "Amadeo Latte Art Throw Down" and "Barista Challenge" are two contests that will highlight the event and add thrill to the celebration; while the street dancers will make the day more lively and colorful.
Amadeo Mayor Albert Ambagan Sr. together with keynote speakers, Assistant Secretaries Frederick Alegre and Maria Lourdes Japson from the Department of Tourism will grace the program and lead the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the trade and arts fair.
The local government is encouraging everyone to be part of the annual tradition and experience Pahimis which went full swing in 2002 under the leadership of former Mayor OJ Ambagan with the support from the Provincial Coffee Development Board. (PICAD)