You’ve seen those clear boxes section from a major grocery chain, right? Where you can pick dried fish, dried mushrooms, packed beans, and yes coffee beans. BTW, have you tried cooking large sago (tapioca pearls) at home? Dude, it took me about 6 hours in total and it involved a lot of stirring, turning the fire off, straining, and waiting. I digress…
Stay with me here. I repeat: Smart Phone Cameras were made (invented even!) for shooting coffee!
Filipinos are heavy coffee drinkers. However, there are but a few of that population who have embraced specialty coffee shops – and it’s all because of Politicians. Stay with me here.
“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”
Hold up – What’s a second wave coffee shop? Continue reading “Business Opportunity Closed at a Second Wave Shop”
You read that right! 48,000 Philippine Pesos! Well, technically it’s 47,783.1 Pesos based on the conversion rate of 0.48 Yen to 1 Php. Rounding that off to 48K has so much wow factor. I digress…
Wait up, just want to create a time stamp. At this moment when I finished setting up this blog and started writing this article, there are 56 followers of @shareyourkape on Instagram. I guess you can call this a “spin-off” (I am a finance major after all) of a food-centric blog.
So why share your kape? Why not? I drink coffee almost every day. I like sharing it. Why create an Instagram page (and now a blog) dedicated to coffee? Do I want to stop bad coffee? No. I mean the first article features coffee and food from a Costa Coffee. (Which is not bad, but highly commercialized). Continue reading “Kape is Filipino for Coffee”