I am skeptical about a lot of things, in fact someone who was presenting an MLM opportunity to me once got frustrated and lashed out at me because I was asking too many “negative” questions. The recent news of a major instant coffee manufacturer investing to make it’s coffee supply “100% responsibly sourced”, it might actually be helpful for their partner farmers, but it could also be them doing excellent research and marketing about some of the factors why people prefer specialty coffee. I doubt they will actually invest in good tasting coffee, so they concentrated on something they can control – “responsibly sourced” coffee. Again, I’m just a skeptic and that is just my opinion.Continue reading “Responsibly Sourced Instant Kape?”
You’ve probably heard before that smartphone cameras have gotten to a point that you can use it for professional purposes. Well, my friends, I can attest to this because I have actually used an iPhone 6’s (iPhone 6, not iPhone 6s just to be clear or unless you didn’t notice the apostrophe) camera to shoot a short film – an award winning short film in fact. (There will be something about coffee later).
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.
You may have seen recent articles about an alarming number of coffee species facing extinction. Here’s another (albeit less informed) one
I’ve touched on it with the second part of the “Instant coffee, is it Kape” series. Those lovely, complex flavored Arabica beans are in danger of extinction because the places where they grow are dying out.
The study being referenced by the articles was conducted by the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in the UK, Continue reading “You may have seen recent articles about an alarming number of coffee species facing extinction. Here’s another (albeit less informed) one”
If you are as old as me, you’ll remember that there was a rotunda in Kapitolyo and that there was a stately looking structure where capitol commons is now. Pasig was once the capital of Rizal Province and the Provincial Capitol, you guessed it, was in Kapitolyo. Heck, even after Pasig became part of Metro Manila, the Governor of Rizal’s seat was still here at Kapitolyo. How do I know this? My mom once worked in a PCI Bank Branch and her friends were transferred to the Kapitolyo branch, which was near my alma mater. Thus, there were times when she took me on her visits there. What the hell is a PCI Bank? It’s what we know as BDO today.
Where’s my alma mater? Well I can’t share that to you. Moving on. Continue reading “Spending time with your bitter half”