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Smart Phone Cameras were made for shooting Coffee

#shareyourkape #coffeesyndicate #ittakesbeanstobeasyndicato

Stay with me here. I repeat: Smart Phone Cameras were made (invented even!) for shooting coffee!

#shareyourkape #drinkEACHcoffee #cappucino #shotoniphone

I was shooting this on my own, on an older phone, but you can see the limitations of the camera phone.

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I needed a break, so I Hustled

Cheesy title aside, here’s a feature on a café within Cubao that isn’t fronted by a mermaid – Hustle Café. Anyone familiar with the Araneta Center area will get what I mean. It’s full of big chain brands, including cafes. Why do you need four mermaids in such a small area anyway?!

#shareyourkape #hustlecafe #sagadacoffee

Jender, my man, you make a great cup of coffee.

I know it seems like a risk to put up a café/coffee shop within this area but believe me, if you put up a specialty coffee shop in the middle of all these players, your shop’s going to have an immediate draw. The area’s so saturated with second wave shops, always full of (mostly noisy) people, that a calm spot that doesn’t offer frappe’s would be a welcome change. I digress… Continue reading “I needed a break, so I Hustled”

Coffee before bed sounds like a good plan, or is it?

I’ll tell you the answer now: Coffee at night is not a good plan, generally. Do read on though. I’m someone who drinks a cup at night (usually something with milk like a Latte or Mocha, an EACH Mocha) and I’m writing this for one thing, and one thing only: To prove that this habit is not the reason I find it hard to sleep at night.

#shareyourkape #drinkEACHcoffee #EACHmocha

For research purposes (excuses) I am drinking a mug of coffee at 7pm in the evening

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Business Opportunity Closed at a Second Wave Shop

“Open-minded ka ba? Tara, kape tayo!” (Are you open-minded? Let’s get some coffee!). That invite has been abused to death that it’s become a (Filipino) meme. I acknowledge that this article is about a year or two too late already, “business opportunity” meetings are not saturated in second wave coffee shops anymore. These “multi-level marketing” (MLM) companies now actually invest more in their own spaces. That and the fact that some marketers not caring where they conduct their “business opportunity” meetings so long as they “close the deal”

#shareyourkape #starbucks #networking #multilevelmarketing

If ever you do get to a shop where business opportunities are being discussed, just find a nook like this one.

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