“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”
If ever you do get to a shop where business opportunities are being discussed, just find a nook like this one.
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.
Drink the coffee, enjoy the latte art
Continue reading “People associate themselves with coffee, here’s (probably) why”
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…
Continue reading “Kape for 48,000 Pesos!”
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.
Considering that that is such a small glass, that is amazing latte art work!
Continue reading “Satchmi Store and the quality life”
Let’s keep this within the bounds of the mass-produced, instant coffee brands that majority of the population drink (probably every day), shall we. You can argue that there are the “premium lines” that these instant coffee producers have that are supposed to be better (and thus more expensive). To me, though, that’s most probably just marketing and it’s almost the exact same ingredients there.
Here’s what a 3-in-1 from the office vendo looks like. Foamy eh?
Continue reading “Instant coffee, is it Kape? – The Coffee Bean, not the tea leaf”
Of course it’s coffee, coffee beans were brewed with hot coffee and then processed (by processed I mean it was dried) eventually leading to the powder/granules we all know. Therefore, that popular instant coffee company’s tag line a while back that there’s were made from “real coffee beans”? That’s a load of crap.
But considering it as actual Kape goes deeper than that. Three levels deep in fact: Continue reading “Instant Coffee, is it Kape?”
Exchange Alley Coffee House (EACH) is a godsend.
Haven’t seen anyone post theirs like that yet
From the man who brought specialty coffee to the South with Magnum Opus Fine Coffees, EACH has been a specialty coffee buzz the Molito Lifestyle Center (or the Alabang area for that matter) badly needed. Continue reading “Drink EACH coffee, savor EACH cup”