About

How we became the No.1 Traditional Homemade Unsweetened Pure Tableya Producer

Humble Beginnings

The Tablea business was established last December 2018. It started when our neighbor could no longer sell her tablea due to her health. Our nephew regularly asked for his coined term “chocolate rice-milk” or champorado, for which our mother manually roasted the small amount of cacao beans bought from the market to produce tablea for daily consumption.

My wife, Rosanna Lisbos, thought of the idea to sell tablea online as an experiment which gave birth to our present business. Our first customers were my wife’s former classmates, officemates and students. 

 

Bacuag’s Best Lisbos Tablea may only be a neophyte in the industry but it has already reached markets nationwide with bulk orders coming from repeat customers because of our aggressive marketing efforts in online and personal selling.

And on its third month of operation, my wife was endorsed by DTI-Surigao del Norte to be awarded as one of the Successful Women Entrepreneurs in Caraga Region for 2019 in recognition to her invaluable efforts and achievement as an entrepreneur.We are grateful and blessed to be assisted now by the DTI-SdN and DOST-Caraga and has been awarded of several grants to further improve the overall quality of our tablea product. 

– Tirso Lisbos, Co-Owner and Founder

Our Timeline

Opening of Bacuag's Best Lisbos Tablea

December 2018

Joined Local Events

Surigao City minimarts, tourism displays and pasalubong centers

January 2019

DTI-Surigao del Norte Awardee

Rosanna Lisbos of Bacuag's Best Lisbos Tablea was awarded by DTI -Surigao del Norte as one of the Successful Women Entrepreneurs in Caraga for 2019 in recognition to her invaluable efforts and accomplishments as an entrepreneur

March 2019

DOST Caraga Assistance and Grants

Nutrition facts, packaging and labeling was improved further due to the assistance and grant given by DOST

April 2019

400 Tablea Pouches Sold!

June 2019

Introduced Roasted Cacao Nibs to the Marketplace

September 2019

Introduced Larger Pouches and the Batirol

Introduced to online market the bigger tablea pouch and its partner- the batirol

Increased production capacity for bulk shipments for online orders for the upcoming Christmas season
 
November 2019

Regular Weekly Shipments

January 2020

DOST Caraga Grant of Tablea Shelf Life Analysis

February 2020

COVID Pandemic - Businesss Freeze

Freezing the tablea online operations and shipments due to lockdowns in all airports

March 2020

Back to Business As Usual

Supported the DTI SdN and Negosyo Center -Bacuag  in the promotional activity with a theme: "We  Drink As One, We Heal As One" featuring our very own Bacuag's Best Lisbos Tablea Choco Shake, distributed to the frontliners of our town. 
May 2020

Additional Equipment and Construction of Tablea Manufacturing Facility

Additional equipments were bought to keep up with the growing marketing demands both from online and Surigao province bulk orders. Started also the construction of the Tablea Manufacturing Facility in preparation for the FDA LTO application

June 2020

Completed Lisbos Cacao Trading Tablea Manufacturing/Processing Facility

Completed the LISBOS CACAO TRADING TABLEA MANUFACTURING/PROCESSING FACILITY

May 2021

Best Firm Implementor

Awarded as Best Firm Implementor by DOST MPEX

July 2021

FDA LTO Certified Manufacturing Facility

FDA License to Operate No. 3000008100105

August 2021

Bacuag's Best Lisbos Tablea may only be a neophyte in the industry but it has already reached markets nationwide.

Tirso Lisbos , Co-Owner and Founder

Why Choose Us

What makes us stand out from the rest of the competition?

Premium Quality

We offer only the premium quality cacao beans from the Davao region

Customer Satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction of the product and service is important to us

Rich In Flavor

Rich in flavor and aroma with a attractive and clean packaging

Fast Delivery

Fast delivery and timeliness is observed