Statement from the Good Cup Coffee Company on shooting incident

April 11,2019 - 01:26 PM

Call for prayers. Call for justice.

It is with a heavy heart that we inform everyone about the shootoling incident that happened last night inside our shop.  A shooter went inside the shop while our team was closing and open fired. It led to the death of our team members John Michael Hermoso and Kis Tryvl Ramos and injured Sherwin Dean Rivera and Jerome Amada.

We call for justice and prayers for the victims.

John Michael is one of our managing partners, a passionate individual driven to serve the coffee industry — not just in Cebu but the whole Philippines. He was supposed to be in Boston today to compete at the 2019 World Coffee Championships after beinb hailed as the champion in the Philippine Brewer’s Cup last month. 

Kis, meanwhile, juggled her time as a working student, a student leader, and student journalist at the University of the Philippines–Cebu. A BA-Psychology student, she was set to graduate this June 2019.

It is sad that they could no longer continue to pursue their aspirations.

At this moment, Jerome and Sherwin are being taken cared of in a private hospital. We ask for prayers for their speedy recovery.

We are likewise cooperating with the police as they start investigations. We assure everyone that we will work to the best of our abilities to ensure that justice will be served for them.

While the Good Cup Coffee Company is new, we developed excellent relations with our team and our growing coffee drinking community. We are a family. The tragedy breaks our hearts.

That Good Cup management never expected this to happen. We have high hopes not only for our growth but also for the whole company. The quality of our team speaks for itself.

As we urge everyone to join us in praying for John, Kis, Jerome and Sherwin, we also call for justice. We appreciate the support of the local coffee community and Cebu as a whole.

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