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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 PRODUCE HEALTHIER EMPLOYEES

By: Chit U. Juan
“What should I do to make my team healthy?” A high-ranking young IT executive asked me this at the sidelines of a business forum. Having heard that ...

TOKYO VIA TSUKIJI

By: Chit U. Juan
I could eat here every single day. Tsukiji Fish Market is more than just fish now. The food stalls have expanded to include Japan favorites like Wag ...

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO EAT GOOD FOOD?

By: Chit U. Juan
The happenings in the world going on lately like student-led climate protests give me a lot of hope but also make me sad because the powers that be ...

CELEBRATING 11 YEARS OF SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

By: Chit U. Juan
When Styrofoam and plastic were still part of everyone’s lifestyle, we chose to open a “sustainable lifestyle” store to provide greener alternatives ...
ECHOSTORE: Gifting Ideas 2016

MY FOOD–IS IT SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE?

By: Chit U. Juan
Sustainability is such a buzzword these days. It has become overused like “artisan”, “farm to plate”, and “natural”. One thing that we have to make ...

THE QUEST FOR LOVE OF GINA LOPEZ

By: Chit U. Juan
Songs take on new meaning when you remember the time it was sung to you, or when you last heard it. She always sang “I believe I can fly, I believe ...

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 ...

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