Rise of BPOs Raises Demand for Ground Coffee in PH

From zero demand in the 1970s, the local consumption of roasted and ground coffee is now 100,000 metric tons a year. The demand is attributed to the rise of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry whose 24/7 operations are complemented by coffee shops. Yet the country’s production supply can barely meet half of the demand, reports Inquirer.net.