Spark Conversations with Ros Juan of Commune Café
By The Spark Project
The Philippines is a country that grows all four coffee beans: Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa? Yet countries like Brazil and Indonesia have done much better in growing and marketing their coffee. Our guest for this episode is Ros Juan, a multi-hyphenated woman who wakes up for coffee and stays up for social media. We sit down with Ros as she talks about how an internship during her teens and her love for social media has led to the sparking of Commune, a coffee shop that puts a spotlight on Philippine coffee, good conversations, and community. The pandemic has not stopped her from brewing coffee, all while doing good for those in need. Ros shares some mistakes and lessons learned in running Commune, the power of community (online and offline), and her dreams for the Philippine Coffee industry.