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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.

HOW TO EAT WELL AND LIVE WELL

By: Chit U. Juan
“Do you want to live to a hundred?” a friend asks. “No, it’s quality of life I am looking for and wanting to maintain,” I say with a smile. There ar ...

WHAT ARE THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE?

By: Chit U. Juan
About eight years ago, a Research Centre for Responsible Consumption and Production based in Wuppertal Institut asked us to organize a forum for job ...

CHEESE ROLLS OR SUMAN?

By: Chit U. Juan
“Cheese rolls?” I asked Kapitana. Why are you serving us cheese rolls? This was in August 2018 when Gina Lopez first made us meet the community in T ...

COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS WE DON’T THINK ABOUT

By: Chit U. Juan
I was privileged to visit a world-class island resort recently and enjoyed a cup of coffee after breakfast. It was so good I went up to the bar to t ...
ECHOSTORE: Gifting Ideas 2016

MY ARABICA

By: Chit U. Juan
Twenty years ago, I started promoting Liberica or Barako, not only for its taste but because it was endangered. The species was dying because trees ...

SLOW FOOD AND BOHOL’S BOUNTY

By: Chit U. Juan
PAKO, BIKO, IMBAO…a whole spread of Bohol’s bounty was prepared intentionally by forward-thinking newly-minted Governor Arthur C. Yap at his inaugur ...

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 ...

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