Pioneer in Healthy Living Phililppines, Organic Produce, Gourmet Coffee, Refreshers Cafe

By: gourmetfarminc  09/22/2010
Keywords: philippines, Food, Tour


Healthy Lifestyle at its best...

 Mission Statement

We are a Filipino owned company committed to a lifestyle of Excellence and Integrity.

We 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 connoisseurs everywhere.

We 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.

Company History

It 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.


Today, 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.


Gourmet 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


Escaler 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.



GFI began 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.


GFI 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 tea lines.



Since 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.

 Gourmet‘s Coffee, 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.


Gourmet‘s Herbal Tea

Gourmet‘s offers a line of caffeine-free herbal tea blends made from naturally dried medicinal herbs. A healthy yet flavorful beverage alternative.

Exclusives 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.

The 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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