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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.

MUCH ADO ABOUT FISH

By: Chit U. Juan
It’s quite difficult to eat fish these days. Either you imagine eating microplastic that the fish ingested or where the fish was grown (our fishpond ...

MUSINGS ABOUT POST-HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN

By: Chit U. Juan
“I don’t like salads,” my niece tells me. “Eat sautéed vegetables,” I tell her. There are always different ways of taking vegetables, but please mak ...

ORGANIC COFFEE—STILL AT IT, 15 YEARS AFTER

By: Chit U. Juan
I first learned about organic coffee and the movement behind it when we went to attend the First Organic Coffee Conference in Kampala, Uganda in 200 ...

SPED TEACHING TO SPEED COOKING

By: Chit U. Juan
Waya Araos-Wijangco never thought she would be cooking for the rest of her life. After all, it was her father who cooked Mechado (beef stew) and she ...
ECHOSTORE: Gifting Ideas 2016

DON’T PANIC, IT’S ORGANIC?

By: Chit U. Juan
But is it really organic? If you will pay just a little extra it may as well be really organic. I asked a friend who’s vegetarian where she gets her ...

WHEN IN TAIWAN, TEA OR COFFEE?

By: Chit U. Juan
It used to be that when we went to Taipei or Tokyo, we would ask for hot tea. On a recent trip to Taipei and visiting the Taiwan Coffee Show, my ide ...

WILD ABOUT SALMON

By: Chit U. Juan
When we talk about sustainable fish, we are always confused about what is sustainable and what is not. I recently traveled with a college batchmate ...

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