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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.

BIKE IT OR RIDE IT: AMADEO’S SELF-DRIVE TOURS LAUNCHED

By: Chit U. Juan
This coffee town has innovated agri-tourism this coffee harvest season. Do you have time for a whole day of touring coffee and vegetable farms, or d ...

CLEAN AIR, CLEAN LUNGS

By: Chit U. Juan
I was in Vietnam to enjoy the food and cold weather recently but was greeted with a haze much like Beijing and Chongqing when I visited those places ...

BREAKFAST SPREADS WORTH THE CALORIES

By: Chit U. Juan
If there is any meal I would wake up for, it’s breakfast. Besides looking forward to good coffee, a good breakfast buffet spread is a must. Many hot ...

ARE THEY TRAINEES OR CHEAP LABOR?

By: Chit U. Juan
I remember my practicum days when I was a student at the state university. We had brand new hotels to take our on the job training (OJT) at because ...
ECHOSTORE: Gifting Ideas 2016

AND JUST LIKE THAT, WE’RE TEN!

By: Chit U. Juan
A lot of detractors told us we would not last more than a year when we first opened ECHOstore. Now, we’re ten going on eleven. Because many retail s ...

FISHING EXPEDITION

By: Chit U. Juan
I have always been a fish lover because I grew up in a fish-eating family. We were a big family and my mother’s idea of budgeting for food was to bu ...

DISCOVERING THE HOLY LAND DIET

By: Chit U. Juan
Some friends warned us about Israeli food and I must say our best lunch was in Israel. This Tel Aviv joint we had for our welcome lunch offered chic ...

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