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.
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?!
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”
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.
“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”
I have not watched Inglorious Basterds (the whole movie) ever. I have, however, watched a handful of snippets of scenes through YouTube. I probably have a weird version of it stitched together in my imagination. My most favorite scenes are when Fassbender’s character gets killed in a bloody shootout and; Hans Landa creeping the F out of Shoshana Dreyfus in the famous Strudel Scene. Yes, I totally dissed Fassbender because I think he’s overrated.
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…
They are the “curators of functional luxury” – the Satchmi team and their amazing store in SM Mega Fashion Hall have been formative for this blogger’s coffee addiction.