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Lipa City Sets Stage for Kapeng Barako Festival 2017

KAPENG BARAKO FESTIVAL: The Lipa City Tourism Culture and Arts Council is now preparing for the 2017 week long celebration of the Kapeng Barako Festival which will happen on October 16-21, 2017. 

Kicking off the festival is the city’s attempt to have a Guinness Book World Record for the longest line of people simultaneously drinking coffee.

LIPA CITY: KAPENG BARAKO FESTIVAL 2017…

The Guinness Book World Record attempt will be done on October 16, from 6:00 am to 9:00 am on what the locals knew as the Ayala Highway (part of the JP Laurel Highway which stretches from the Lipa City Hall up to Robinsons Lipa).  There will be several coffee drinking stations will be installed along the stretch, while different business establishments will be providing freshly brewed “Kapeng Barako” for everyone to sip and enjoy.

Kapeng Barako Festival

Also on October 16 is the launching of the exhibit “Lipa History on Canvass” at SM City Lipa at 10:00 am.  The exhibit will feature the works of eight artists. Painters who volunteered to paint their renditions of the eight different historical eras of Lipa.

The featured artists include Joseph Albao, Janina Sanico, Ravenald Dela Cruz, Rex Tatlonghari, Rey Bautista, Robert Tiano, Mone Luz, and Edward Padilla Jr. Former Tourism Council President Mr. Alex Maralit will also showcase his illustrations of the Japanese atrocities in Lipa, while former history teacher Mr. Rex Raymond Torrecampo provided a short narrative of the different eras.

The exhibit will run from October 16 to October 20. In the afternoon, the talent competition and casual wear competition of the candidates for Ginoong Barako 2017 will take place at The Events Center of SM City Lipa at 5:00 PM.

On October 18, a cooking contest dubbed as “Barako Chef” will be featured at the activity center of The Big Ben Complex.  Headed by coffee connoisseur Nina Maralit, the contest will gather the best cooks around the city.

Using Kapeng Barako or Liberica coffee as among the ingredients, the participants will be presenting their dish and recipe for entrée (main dish) and dessert.  Criteria for judging include taste 30%, texture/consistency 15%, technique used 15%, food safety & sanitation 15%, Presentation 15% and people’s choice 10%.



This activity aims to showcase coffee as an important flavor ingredient in savory and dessert dishes. This will provide a venue for Lipeño chefs and cooks to explore the culinary possibilities of Kapeng Barako as a major ingredient.

Kapeng Barako Festival

The highlight of the festival will be the pageant night and coronation of the Ginoong Barako. This will be held at the Lipa Plaza Independencia on October 21, 2017. Nine young men will vie for the title Ginoong Barako 2017. With its thrust to promote Kapeng Barako as one of Lipa’s historical heritage. The winner will be Lipa’s historical heritage ambassador.(Source: Lipa City Tourism Culture and Arts Council)

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