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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.

AFRICA’S CHILDREN LEARN TO EAT SLOW

By: Chit U. Juan
Unlike our schoolchildren whose idea of a birthday party is celebrating at a fast food party place, these Kenyan primary school students are taught ...

NO PLASTICS!

By: Chit U. Juan
My simple contribution to ending the plastic war is to expose industry practices that use plastic, and maybe find solutions to reducing and refusing ...

GASTRONOMY TOURISM: THE NEW GLOBAL TREND

By: Chit U. Juan
“Cook with grandma,” but do it in 27 countries in Africa. This is what makes a 26-year old chef Dieuveil Malonga of Group Dieuveil Malonga in German ...

TOGETHER THROUGH COFFEE

By: Chit U. Juan
It’s been a caffeinated week at THAIFEX Bangkok as our ASEAN COFFEE FEDERATION members gathered at one of the bigger shows organized for coffee—Cele ...
ECHOSTORE: Gifting Ideas 2016

EATING IS A HEROIC ACT

By: Chit U. Juan
“I want some!,” said one. “We call it Panggi in Negros,” said another. And after I posted a photo of Pajo mangoes in my Instagram account and ...

A LITTLE GREEN IN HO CHI MINH

By: Chit U. Juan
If you have visited Ho Chi Minh City, your memory may be clouded with motorcycles, traffic and the absence of sidewalks. Yes, the sidewalks have bec ...

TREAT YOURSELF AND THE EARTH BY TRAVELING SLOW

By: Chit U. Juan
The Mountain Experience shows us the connection between our two favorite topics: food and travel. It was so nice to meet our Slow food friends Elena ...

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