Coffee with a Cause


Who’s addicted to coffee here? We know we are!

JCI Manila’s Project Opportunities Café is dedicated in providing sustainable opportunities to the less privileged. The project assists former street children by training them with Barista Skills within the best cafés in the city. (way to go!)



Started last May 30, 2016, the Project is currently training four beneficiaries from Kuya Center, a shelter for street children. Their partners include the EDSA Beverage Design Group, Alley Restaurant, Yardstick Coffee, Cuento Café, Seafood Island, Biker’s Café, and Café Diem. It’s a good way to open up a brighter future for our fellow Filipinos and give hope to a lot of people.


In just a matter of weeks, the trainees were equipped with skills in the food and beverage industry, and have gained in-depth knowledge of coffee preparation.


The program will continue until August 2016, and their beneficiaries will continue training in Café I am Here, and Hustle Café.


The project will conclude with a graduation event on August 8, 2016, and will culminate with an Aeropress and Barista Competition. JCI Manila will assist the beneficiaries for their future employment. Talk about a good cause!



The team also believes that holistic training is very important. As such, the trainees are currently undergoing a 36 hour “English for Baristas” course by De La Salle Philippines and have gone through a “Handling Sales Objection” seminar by Day 8 Business Academy.


The opportunities are open to everyone!  How awesome is that?

Project Opportunities Cafe aims to continue its mission in providing sustainable opportunities to the less privileged, and we invite everyone in this mission.

If you are interested in partnering with them kindly contact:


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