GOURMET FARM INCORPORATED – The Pioneer in Healthy Living in the Philippines
are a Filipino owned company committed to a lifestyle of Excellence and
are pioneers in providing the finest quality—gourmet” foods, grown with utmost
respect to the health of the consumer as well as the environment, prepared and
served by people dedicated to satisfying the discriminating tastes of
embark on this enterprise with the goal of sharing the fruits of our successes
with our employees, shareholders and the community for a better life. A
farm, food manufacturing facility and a special restaurant, all complementing
each other, shall serve as the means to the achievement of our mission.
all began with coffee. Gourmet Farms, Inc. (GFI) started in1987 as a
manufacturer of freshly ground coffee blend and, on a limited scale, a producer
of herbal teas and organically grown greens and exotic herbs. It was not long
before GFI built a small cafe right on the farm itself to serve as an outlet
for its sought after freshly brewed coffee as well as a showcase for its
produce. Before long, enthusiastic word-of-mouth drew urban dwellers seeking
the farm-fresh, all-natural dining experience Gourmet’s Café not only promised
but a so delivered.
GFI makes its home ina 7.8- hectare organic farm in the fertile southern
province of Cavite, a stone's throw away from its coffee roasting and te a
blending facility. Right at its doorstep is the ever-popular Gourmet's Cafe,
which continues to offer guests the singular opportunity to partake ofthe
farm's wonderful produce.
Farms, Inc. (GFI) was incorporated in December 1987 as wholly-owned subsidiary
of ECI Trading Corporation (ECITC), then a Philippine Board of Investments
registered exporter of Philippine Green coffee beans. ECITC was the flag ship of
the group of companies owned and operated by Ernest
and was one of the top 1, 000 corporations in the country. The vision for GFI
has its roots since the inception of the ECI Group of Companies in 1978 when,as
Part of its strategic, long range plan, the company made a conscious effort to
develop an asset-based vehicle which will eventually provide a stable source of
earnings and be a catalyst for growth of the ECI group.
operations with a paid-up capital of only P625,000.00.It absorbed the coffee
roasting and blending operations of ECI Trading and a pilot agricultural
project (salad vegetables) on three (3) land parcels in Tagaytay City.
It was in this year that the commercial potential of organically-grown
salad vegetables became evident..In the last quarter of 1989,GFIacquireda
two-hectare farm site in Lalaan, Silang, Cavite.
This was developed to produce on a commercial scale, organically-grown salad
vegetables, herbs and spices.The farm became operational by the second quarter
of 1990. GFI presently operates an 8-hectare farm with green houses (to protect
the vegetables from the elements) and a drip irrigation system.
currently owns an 7.8-hectare land in Silang, Cavite. Situated in this land area are the
organic farm, restaurant, food processing /commissary facility and country
retail store. GFI runs a warehousing and roasting facility located a few
hundred meters from the main farm site. GFI hasa ten year lease agreement with
the owners who are local folks in the area. The facility includes the production
area, offices and a 500square meter storage area. The fixed assets include a 30
ton capacity roaster, several drying and grinding Equipment for the coffee and
the start of commercial operations in 1990, GFI has had four (4) major product
lines. Roasted coffee blends under the —Gourmet Coffee” label, all-natural
herbal teas, preservative-free salad Dressings and sauces (processed foods),
organically grown salad vegetables and herbs and spices. GFI distribution
services include serving our own chains, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.
Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa - Gourmet‘s uses only the finest coffee
beans to create their popular blends. All are freshly ground to ensure nothing
but the finest, purest flavors. Enjoy a cup of brewed felicity.
offers a line of caffeine-free herbal tea blends made from naturally dried
medicinal herbs. A healthy yet flavorful beverage alternative.
Magic can and does happen when a master chef creates something out of the
finest, freshest ingredients. That‘s what Gourmet‘s Kitchen Exclusives offer.
Enchantment in a bottle. Try our preservative-free dressings, dips and
sauces. Enchantment is just a spoon full away.
pride of our farm. No straight-from-the-farm dining experience willbe complete
without farm-fresh greens. GFI offers a variety of salad vegetables, herbs and
spices--all purely organic from seed to kitchen to your plate.
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