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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.

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF REAL FOOD?

By: Chit U. Juan
“Sometimes cucumbers are so genetically-modified that they gain so much weight because of increased water content but lose their taste.” That’s a co ...

THE FUTURE OF AINA

By: Chit U. Juan
Aina is only three months old and she just attended her first Slow Food meeting with her mother Remi Ie, Slow Food Councillor President in Japan. Ai ...

REMEMBERING DAD

By: Chit U. Juan
I would wake up sweating because he had turned off the air conditioning. And we did not complain. What he was teaching us was: to wake up early, be ...

THE COFFEE CHEMIST AND THE ROASTER

By: Chit U. Juan
“It’s buttery,” Yingyot describes Ethiopian coffee. “Imagine biting into a biscuit that has some good fat in it, like good oil,” he continues. We we ...
ECHOSTORE: Gifting Ideas 2016

TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON

By: Chit U. Juan
There is a time to every purpose under heaven, as the words of a classic song from the 60s that goes: “To everything, turn, turn, turn…” It’s ...

HOW VELLERON IN PROVENCE SHOWED ME THE REAL FARM TO TABLE

By: Chit U. Juan
“Maybe they have not heard of global warming?” This was what was going on in my head as I head to a nearby farmers’ market to shop for tonight’s din ...

GLUTEN-FREE FOR ME? WHY?

By: Chit U. Juan
I love pasta, bread, and everything you put in it or on it. But for now, I may have to go easy on these wheat products. My doctor believes that toda ...

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