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ABOUT2018-09-26T21:38:26+00:00

Our founder, Enrile M. Asuncion

About Us

Silca Coffee is a family tradition. We source coffee from our own farms and directly from farmers and traders with whom we’ve cultivated relationships since 1977. Our beans are expertly roasted in small batches and blended to create a coffee that you can depend on day after day, year after year.

Silca Coffee Roasting Company, Inc. was founded by Enrile M. Asuncion in 1996, under the name “Jamica” – short for “Jackie, Michael, and Carolyn,” his three children. Enrile’s background in coffee dates back to the 1970’s, when he and wife, Evelyn, began exporting Philippine coffee worldwide, under the name Evrile Enterprises, which grew to be one of the largest coffee exporters in the Philippines. In 1983 the couple founded Silca Trading in Bellevue, Washington, just outside of Seattle, importing the finest coffees from all over the world.

Our coffee export company in the 1980’s Evrile Enterprises.

Enrile (second from left), pictured with coffee traders and son Mike (far right).

Homesick, the couple decided to come back to the Philippines in the 1990’s where Enrile began roasting. After extensive practice and travel to seek out mentors in roasting, Enrile imported a state of the art roaster from France and began sharing his craft, to supply businesses freshly roasted coffee. His son Michael took over the family business in 2010, and has since launched brewed coffee brands Kick-Start and Silcafe in leading supermarkets, with the goal of making freshly roasted coffee accessible to all Filipinos.

Our Facilities

Take a look into our world class roastery. Know you’re in the hands of the best.

Our 2,000 square meter factory sits in the mountains of Cavite on a 2.5 hectare compound.

We roast using a top of the line, fully computerized 60 kilogram Probat roaster from Germany and a 40 kilogram Sassa Samiac roaster from France. All of our bins, packaging equipment and other materials are international standard food grade.

Silang, Cavite

Silca stands for Silang, Cavite.

Silang is our home. It is where both sides of Enrile and Evelyn’s respective families are from, with both sides playing critical roles in the development and progression of the town.

Enrile’s father was Mayor of Silang for 16 years, starting in 1956, and Evelyn’s father was the Owner & Manager of the town’s only rural banks. Evelyn’s father not only planted coffee himself for his own leisure, but was the financier behind many coffee farms, by issuing farmers loans and helping them with their livelihood.

Silang is about 40 kilometers outside Metro Manila, and a little over a one hour drive.

Meet The Team

World class leadership with Filipino values.

Michael Poblete Asuncion | President

Mike grew up in both Manila, Philippines and Belleuve, WA. He joins Silca with a background in investment banking with Lehman Brothers in San Francisco and Hong Kong, where he specialized in corporate advisory for Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt and Equity capital raising for Technology and Industrial companies in the United States and Asia. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration, from the University of Southern California.

Carolyn Poblete Asuncion | Sales & Marketing

Carolyn grew up in Manila, Philippines and Belleuve, WA. She joins Silca after working in sales for Yelp in San Francisco. Carolyn is also the founder and designer of EVRILE, a line of luxury handbags made from upcycled coffee sacks from Silca’s imported coffee beans. Her bags are sold in North America, and can be purchased online at evrile.com. Carolyn has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Evelyn Poblete Asuncion | Treasurer

Evelyn is the mother of our coffee business, and is a Silang, Cavite native. She started her career in the construction business with husband Enrile, and got into coffee in the 1970’s. Currently, Evelyn continues to be active in real estate in Silang, working towards its strategic progression. She has a B.A. in English from St. Paul College, Manila.

Jaclyn Asuncion Modabber | Director

Jaclyn grew up in Manila, Philippines and Bellevue, WA USA. Her work experience spans from working at the Treasury Department of the Banko Central ng Pilipinas to Associate Director of the Programme Development Team  at the World Economic Forum in New York and Geneva. She currently works for the Climate Knowledge Innovation Community (EIT Climate-KIC) and is based in London, U.K. She has a B.Sc. in Foreign Service (International Political Economy) from Georgetown University, an MBA from INSEAD, and is a CIMA chartered management accountant.

Join Us

We are always looking for talented, motivated team members.

We have positions based in Silang, Cavite and Bonifacio Global City, Philippines.

Please email your resume and cover letter to info@silcacoffee.com with “Careers” in the subject line.

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