The town of Amadeo, Cavite, the Coffee Capital of the Philippines, is celebrating the Pahimis Coffee Festival this February 17-18. Pahimis, which is an Amadeo word for thanksgiving, is celebrated by the people of Amadeo to give thanks for a bountiful harvest and boasts the world class quality of the cultivated coffee beans.
Amadeo Cavite is the number one coffee producing municipality in the Philippines. The thanksgiving festival is now in its 10th year and aims to promote the town’s coffee industry and support the local farmers. It also hopes to bring back the interest of farmers in coffee growing.
The grand parade, street dancing, trade fair and cultural show will pack the first day of celebration. On its second day, A Race to Save the Coffee Trees fun run at the Amadeo town plaza will kick the day off and a musical/variety show will cap the last day of the event.
To get there:
Amadeo is in the southern part of Cavite. The town proper is accessible by different modes of transportation (bus, jeepney, car). It is a 2 hour ride from Manila where you will pass the Tagaytay highway. It could also be reached via Palapala using the Governor’s Drive.
Coffee lovers travel to this town for their fix of the best coffee and to buy gifts or pasalubongs to loved ones. May you be a coffee person or just plain interested in the colorful festivals in the country, this one of its kind festivity in Cavity will surely satisfy your coffee and fiesta cravings!
Photo from: www.cavite.info