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Chit U. Juan

Social Entrepreneur. Green advocate. Coffee Crusader and Advocate for Women Empowerment through Business.
She has started many businesses and among them are a coffee shop chain, a Filipino quick service restaurant, a farm to table restaurant, and a natural and organic store called ECHOstore, which now has 9 branches on its 10th year.
She also co-founded GREAT Women Showroom and Cafe which now plans to expand to the ASEAN region
Chit Juan is the founder of the PH chapters of International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA), the Women Corporate Directors (WCD), and Slow Food Manila. She now also serves as Councilor for the Slow Food International Congress representing Southeast Asia.
She is President and Co-Chair of the Philppine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI), a member of the ASEAN Coffee Federation.
Aside from Green Lane of ManilaSpeak, she also writes for Starweek magazine, the Philippine Tatler’s Traveller magazine, and online portal ph.asiatatler.com.

PLANT-BASED AT THE BUFFET

By: Chit U. Juan
“Amazing!” we say in chorus. “I love it,” says me. So we chased the Green Mondays buffet at Grand Hyatt Manila and focused on one line or row of veg ...

LEAVES: EAT THEM OR DRINK THEM

By: Chit U. Juan
I have recently boiled guyabano leaves and started to drink it after my morning coffee. It’s more like a self-experiment. I am checking how it ...

WHAT TO LEARN THIS SUMMER

By: Chit U. Juan
It’s summer and time to learn new things. Take classes in something you have always found interesting and maybe even start a garden! I am totally im ...

WHAT FISH ARE WE EATING?

By: Chit U. Juan
I went to two events last week which gave me insights on sustainable fish and what fish to eat. I asked three representatives of the Bureau of Fish ...
ECHOSTORE: Gifting Ideas 2016

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

By: Chit U. Juan
When the hot season starts to set in, I gather my cool clothes—linens and cottons from my closet—and start to wear them for my everyday meetings. It ...

JOIN A GROUP, CHANGE THE WORLD

By: Chit U. Juan
“What? Another group?” some people would ask me. “Yes!” I proudly reply. I have a group for most everything I do and love to do. There is my advocac ...

THE FUTURE OF FOOD

By: Chit U. Juan
“Meatballs”, “cheese” and “empanada” looked like the usual, except that each savory delight came from plant sources. Yes, plant-based menus and ingr ...

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