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Your coffee is Loud not Strong

Proper coffee is so hard to come by but it is here in the Philippines

I’ve been thinking about the topic for this post since late 2019. I’ve even drafted something, but reading through that now it doesn’t capture the message I really want to put out to everyone who reads this blog. So this is an entirely new draft of an idea I have been thinking about for a long time: Your coffee is loud not strong.

Manila Hotel Coffee Cafe Ilang-Ilang

Maybe why Hotel coffee is generally bitter?

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Kapihan

ShareYourKape weekly coffee news Kapihan

Let me explain this new series. If you haven’t noticed yet, although this blog is coffee themed, not a whole lot of its content is actually about coffee. I’m looking to change that but I also have this actual job that I have to consider (take note; ‘consider’ not ‘prioritize’). For the meantime, and I’m taking a page out of that actual job in doing so, I’ll be publishing these newsletter types of articles every week. These will round up coffee news from anywhere in the internet, with me writing a short summary. Of course the links to the actual articles are provided, if you want to read more about it (also, so I won’t get sued).

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W Café Cainta. More of this please.

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You find it by seeing a large portrait-oriented tarp of a Frappe — as well as a round sign that only has a red “W” on it. They would have had me with the W. The tarp is there to attract more customers. They need to shout to everyone “we have frappes” or else no one will climb the two flights of stairs to the cafe.

They do have decent espresso though.

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The aesthetics of this small shop is on point

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A family was buying (beyond) dark roast coffee beans in a grocery store; I was buying sago

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…

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I was referring to something worse than this Credit: Pixabay

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How far are you willing to travel for coffee?

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T’was a busy Saturday with a predominant wedding theme: I was set to attend an old friend’s wedding in Binangonan, Rizal; My fiancée was to meet with her dear friend for help in planning our own wedding, a meeting in Makati which I was also going to be part of.

I needed coffee, copious amounts of coffee.

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See the espresso machine?

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Instant Coffee, is it Kape? Bitterness is not my best friend

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Does instant coffee really taste inferior to brewed coffee? I talked extensively about the quality of beans and the instant coffee manufacturers not caring about taste as long as they sell a lot. For actual coffee fanatics (I do not consider myself as one), the difference will be pronounced. But how about average Joes like us?

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This is the office instant coffee. The foam means nothing.

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