Showing posts with label Coffee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coffee. Show all posts

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Strong and cold brew-like coffee for just P20 with Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte

11:46:00 PM

"Coffee is life," a saying that has become the mantra for many working professionals and college students. Some need their caffeine fix to stay energized and focused on their tasks, especially if they start their day super early. Coffee is also a must-have for night owls who stay up late to finish deadlines.

You can usually find these coffee lovers lining up at their favorite cafes. But did you know that there’s an affordable option to your go-to café drink? Great Taste recently released its newest Great Taste Iced Coffee flavor, Dark Latte, which offers a strong and creamy flavor. The best part? This delicious cold brew-inspired drink costs around Php 20.00 (SRP) a bottle.

Grab your stash of Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte, a cold brew-inspired drink that’s available in leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide

Ready for your cold brew experience with this new drink? Here are other things that you need to know about Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte:

Rich caffeine kick
Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte is made with high-quality dark roasted robusta coffee and cream. This gives it that rich coffee flavor, and the cream adds a dash of sweetness and smooth texture. Its smooth blend of strong coffee and cream makes it a good pick-me-up drink when you need to recharge.

A delicious drink companion, the NEW Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte is a strong and creamy cold brew-inspired drink that you can enjoy as you work on your tasks


Easy to carry around
Just like other Great Taste Iced Coffee flavors (Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Macchiato and Vanilla Latte), Dark Latte comes in a sleek bottle that you can easily carry with you anytime, anywhere. This makes it easier to drink and seal even while you’re on the go. You don’t have to worry about balancing a cup of iced coffee from cafes while commuting.

Made from high-quality dark roasted robusta coffee and cream, the NEW Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte can be your new go-to perk-up drink at school


Swak sa budget
Whether you’re working or studying, Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte can be an affordable drink companion that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. For only Php 20.00, you can get your daily coffee fix without breaking the bank.

Get your caffeine fix with the NEW Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte



If you’re looking for a pick-me-up for your early morning or late-night sesh, grab Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte, and experience the strong and creamy goodness of this cold brew-inspired coffee drink.

This new must-try drink is available at leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide. For more information, visit Great Taste’s official Facebook page.

Great Taste is a product of Universal Robina Corporation (URC), maker of well-loved Pinoy brands such as Jack ‘n Jill Piattos, Magic Crackers, Cloud 9, and C2 Cool and Clean. Learn more about URC’s delightful products by visiting

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Interested in Coffee Machines and Accessories, You Can Score up to 50% off Just Read This

7:43:00 PM

If you're into coffee that much and want to have similar tastes at the comfort of your home or if you're planning to have your own coffee shops, well, I have interesting news for you. Remember the one that I posted about my coffee experience and the one who brought the port of Mokha which was held in Grand Hyatt? Well, they are Henry and Sons.

So, they are having some interesting sale this coming October 25 to 27, 2019 together with its servicing arm Manila Coffee Gear. It's a Clearance Sale, so if you're interested read more of the details below.

Coffee enthusiasts and café owners can get huge discounts for up to 50% off on select items. This limited-time promo includes coffee machines, grinders, steaming pitchers, coffee drippers, and more for home and commercial use. Doors will open from 8AM until 5PM and items on sale will be on display at the Institute for Coffee Excellence located at Sheridan corner Pines St., Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City.

Products of Henry and Sons and Manila Coffee Gear are available for purchase on regular days at their showroom located beside the Institute. For more information about the Clearance Sale, visit or contact Edu Baltazar at 0917.630.4474.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Caffeine Brothers Co. Launches Online Store For Phlippine Market

12:01:00 AM

A doze of coffee once in a while helps certain functions of our bodies. Lately I have been to some few brewing events of coffee and I find it interesting that there are many ways of having the best coffee for you, and that  is according to your taste. So I'll sharing a new player in retail and distribution that launches its online store for Philippine specialty coffee.

Caffeine Brothers Co., an up-and-coming startup specialty coffee retail and distributorship based in Manila, Philippines, announced today the finest launch in the Philippine Coffee Industry history with the release of CB's Finest - the kickstarter. The first addition to the voluminous blends to be released shall be available for everyone to enjoy and within everyone's reach through their online store at

Amidst several coffee company which claims to have the perfect coffee, Caffeine Brothers Co. thrives through technology paired with deep love for a good cup of coffee. Now, enthusiasts and caffeine buffs can enjoy various types of coffee beans and Caffeine Brothers' signature blend sourced from local growers only in the Philippines straight from the web to their doorstep.

"Most us do not actually know but for a time in our past, the Philippines was hailed as a top coffee producing nation. We were once a coffee country!" said Robin, co-founder of Caffeine Brothers Co.

"This time is the perfect opportunity for Caffeine Brothers to grow. Our sole mission for this venture is to share our passion for coffee, be one of the pioneers in the purely online arena, and pro-caffeinate the country with our home-grown beans." he added.

First timers and coffee addicts have already tried and Raisha from Makati reviewed, "Waaaaaay better than my usual cup of coffee. CB’s Finest a must try.
  • Perfectly balanced acidity, sweetness, and bitterness in one sip with a smooth flavor and no off-taste.
  • Great blends of beans that aroma of a classic coffee scent will surely make your day.
  • Smooth, delicate
  • Matte black re-sealable stand-up pouch keeping it from moisture and preserving the freshness of the beans
  • Fast delivery."
Meanwhile, Marriane of San Pedro, Laguna also said, "Very fast and convenient transaction. I am working on a night shift and had no problem with the delivery. The package even arrived earlier than expected! They provide quality from delivery up to the coffee experience itself. The coffee aroma is so good na maaamoy mo na sa packaging palang. It definitely didn’t disappoint when we tried their coffee. I would recommend you try their CB’s Finest blend."

Finally, Kerwin, co-founder of Caffeine Brothers Co. said, "We may have yet to grow in the business, but our dream of the resurgence of Philippine coffee's former prominence is what keeps us up every morning." If you find value in what Caffeine Brothers do, check out their website at where you'll find tons of tips and information on how to enjoy your cup of coffee. You can also reach them via Facebook or Instagram @caffeinebrothersco.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Henry and Sons Brings to Grand Hyatt Manila The World-Class Coffee the Port of Mokha

12:47:00 PM

If you're one of those individuals who loves to drink coffee that much and lives everyday with the aroma of coffee, well, you'd probably know that one of the homegrown coffee company , the Henry and Sons is owned by the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion Michael Harris Conlin made a collaboration with the coffee innovator Mokhtar Alkanshali to have the Filipinos taste the high-rating coffee from Yemen, Port of Mokha.

Henry and Sons, brings coffee expert Mokhtar Alkhanshali in a curated event at the Grand Hyatt Manila.

The event highlights about the journey of the man who risked his own life to help improve the lives of the farmers and the quality of coffee in Yemen amidst all the hardships that the country is facing. His story is filled with passion and bravery that the Philippine coffee community can draw inspiration from.

The event brings the Philippine coffee experience to another level as Henry and Sons ushers in the marvelous taste of coffees from Port of Mokha.

Port of Mokha coffee is distributed by Henry and Sons and is exclusively available at Florentine, Grand Hyatt Manila.

For more informations visit

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

More About The Invasion of Nationwide Baristas’ Quest in Cebu!

6:37:00 AM

Sharing an interesting news from the coffee industry. If you're one of the people who loves coffee and wants to know what's happening around the coffee industry well, we're sharing one news for you that will entice you to read more and it's about the nationwide Barista's Quest but this one is from the Visayas region.

Baristas and coffee enthusiasts across Visayas are in for a thrill as Baristas’ Quest conquers Cebu City in the next leg of Baristas’ Quest—with the brewing competition.

Participants from Cebu City and neighboring towns joined in this brewing competition at the Tightrope Coffee located at Pres. Quezon Street, Cebu City.

Michael Harris Conlin, President and CEO of Henry & Sons Trading and Manufacturing Company, Inc., who is also the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion and the 2019 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalist, leads the Baristas’ Quest campaign.

Baristas’ Quest is a month-long campaign of competitions created to empower and promote camaraderie amongst Filipino baristas and coffee enthusiasts, and to showcase their skills in making coffee. Succeeding legs of the competition took place in Davao and Baguio City.

John Rey Plaza of 4th Street Café emerged as champion in the Quest Coffee Triangulation Competition in Davao City while Leandro Lamis of Figaro Baguio won in the Coffee + Art: Latte Art Throwdown in Baguio City.

The champions of these competitions will get the chance to represent his or her region by getting a competitor sponsorship package for the National Coffee Championships, a travel allowance and accommodation to the Philippine National Barista Assembly happening on September 20 at the SMX Convention Center Aura, and a Comandante Grinder! These events are co-sponsored by the venue partners.

To know more about Barista Quest visit or contact Tony Dy at 0917.153.1188.

Friday, May 24, 2019

A Cup and A Sip with Great Taste White Coffee's New Flavors

10:46:00 PM

A cup and a sip is a good match whenever your having a great coffee with you, Great Taste White Coffee got something new with their list of flavors. This is something that will let coffee drinkers and lovers indulge into something new to their taste. A new flavor to their palate.

I love coffee to the point that the effect on me is reverse. Coffee makes me relaxed and sleepy so with their new variant I just don't know if the effect will still be the same or will just give me a light one, since it is a white coffee.

So, Whether it’s for starting the day right or for quick pick-me-ups in the middle of the day, the new Great Taste White Caramel and Great Taste White Crema are bound to satisfy the busy and always on-the-go Filipino.

Fans of sweet and aromatic coffee can find themselves enjoying Great Taste White Caramel. It offers the perfect mix of roasted coffee and cream with hints of luscious caramel, blending a sweet linamnam for everyday coffee fix.

For a more flavorful and full-bodied coffee experience, Great Taste White Crema combines the real coffee taste with rich vanilla cream for a creamy linamnam that is reminiscent of everyone’s favorite latte.

These two new variants, and the original Great Taste White coffee mix, come in a fresh and attractive new packaging.

Singer and actress, Janella Salvador, joins Great Taste (White) as its newest ambassador in bringing amazing everyday experiences that start with great coffee. She shares, “I am absolutely ecstatic to be a part of this big family. It feels good to endorse a product you enjoy and personally, I love Great Taste White Caramel because it is sweet and creamy – just like how I prefer having my cup of coffee!”

A trailblazer in the instant coffee industry, Great Taste continues to brew new experiences for Filipinos – from being the first to introduce white coffee mix, first twin pack size, and first re-sealable pouch, among others.

Tikman ang sarap ng tamang timpla with Great Taste White Caramel and Great Taste White Crema. These two new exciting variants come in 30g and 50g sachets, for only 6.05 (SRP) and9.70 (SRP) respectively. Grab these in sari-sari stores, groceries and supermarkets nationwide.

Stay updated on Great Taste’s latest offerings by following Great Taste Coffee on Facebook (@GreatTasteCoffeePH) or visiting Universal Robina Corporation’s website at

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Coffee Party at Bo's Coffee During the Opening at Ayala Terraces Fairview

7:53:00 AM

An all Filipino coffee in a cup with a rich flavor and an enticing aroma, would definitely make me more relaxed. That's what I usually feel whenever I get to taste a real coffee. It was like a soothing taste that calms every nerves of my body. Not really sure if it's a good thing but I enjoy having great coffee, I'm a coffee lover but not a frequent drinker of coffee.

The different kinds of coffee is not new to me as I have been tasting and filling my nerves with rich aromas of these coffee beans. Bo's Coffee, an all-Filipino cafe enticed me even more with coffee during the opening of one of their branches located in Ayala Terraces in Fairview, Quezon City. The branch did a coffee party where attendees learn more of the types of coffees they are serving. Another thing is that participants get to experience the step by step procedure of brewing a rich, strong and flavorful coffee. I was one of the lucky attendees to experience it personally. The measurement, the right way of placing the grind coffee on the filter, and the proper way of pouring hot water into the coffee.
To strengthen the vision of spreading the good all-Filipino coffee to more clientele, Bo's Coffee opens 2 more branches in Metro Manila. One in SM Light Mall just near the Boni MRT Station, which is by the way the 90th outlet of the cafe and the other one is the one I was able to attend to in Ayala Terraces in Fairview, Quezon.

"There has been a growing demand in the metropolis to open more cafes so we selected these two prominent locations to address those needs," expressed by Mr. Coochy Mamaclay, Bo's Coffee VP for Brand & Marketing.

"We want everyone to feel the Bo's Coffee experience as they look for a nook and haven where students, friends, and families can study, bond, and share stories in a cozy and feel-at-home atmosphere over their favorite local brew," Mamaclay noted.

According to Ms. Mamaclay, Bo's Coffee workers attest their loyalty to the brand by taking an oath or panata to give the best to their csutomers. They are all called partners and they make sure that once orders are made it is served with a smile. "This is how we Filipinos take care of our guests," according to her.

The brand, Bo's Coffee, does not only stays with their all-Filipino coffee but also to some other things that helps in uplifting the works of other Filipinos. Some good examples are the chandeliers conceived by world-famous designer Kenneth Cobonpue and the chairs upholstered by ANTHILL Fabric Gallery.

Ms. Mamaclay explained, "In our vow to share the great Philippines coffee experience, every cup you sip also nurtures and cultivates social enterprises and builds communities, a commitment and advocacy we take seriously."

True to their tagline "Your Homegrown Brew", Bo's Coffee sourced their coffee beans locally from the areas of the highland farmers in Sagada and Benguet in Mountain Provicne, the Mount Kitanglad in Bukidnon, Mount Apo in Davao, and Mount Matutum in Tupi, South Cotabato.

Bo's Coffee official shared that "We serve coffee-to-cup freshness using only quality coffee beans from these local and sustainable sources."

Bo's Coffee's expansion plan is off to a red-hot start and is showing no signs of stopping. She disclosed that there are plans to roll out more branches and that Bo's Coffee was eyeing to have its 100th store in the 1st quarter of 2017 and that the brand's 362 first international outlet will open its doors within the year.
Get to know more of the brand and the coffees they offers.

To know more of the brand simply visit

Event : Opened two branches
            ~SM Light Mall in Boni
            ~Ayala, Fairview Terraces
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Twitter : @boscoffee
Instagram : @boscoffee

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Check Out True Blends The Strip Branch

8:41:00 AM

Here's another shot of flavored teas on our list.  Here's some are some information about them.

Despite the growing popularity of tea as one of the main culprits for longevity among the Asians, many would shy away from the drink because of the bitter, bland taste of tea. While some would appreciate the distinct taste of tea, most people would prefer refreshing drinks with a more umami and sweet taste to quench their thirst.

Because of the mismatch between the health wonders and the unpleasant taste of tea, many innovations have been created, and one of them is the creation of the designer tea-based drinks widely available today. Milk teas are tea-based drinks with added milk and customized flavourings to mask the bitter taste of tea and to add a stronger umami taste into the blend. Fruit teas are fruit-flavoured tea drinks that add sweet, citrus flavours into the bitterness of tea, creating a more refreshing aftertaste into the drink.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bo's Coffee's The Coffee Book 2013

7:18:00 AM
Does anyone smells something brewed in Bo's Coffee? Well there are some great coupons, sketches, and a lot of Philippine coffee fun facts which are incorporated in their latest The Coffee Book 2013. They wanted to give something that could still keep even after the year is over, which is why this gorgeous planner book features original artworks and a lot interesting tidbits about the Philippines and the coffee it offers.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Coffee and Spicy Thai Food at Black Canyon Coffee

10:11:00 AM
In just days I've tasted two different cuisines.  A really great food adventure for my thrill-seeking lips. The most recent one was something that I haven't tasted before.  It was my first time to have something like that, though, I have heard stories of how spicy the dishes are but of course I didn't believed it, not until this particular day.

So what was the name of the restaurant?  It is called the Black Canyon Coffee or BCC for short.   Their menu are Thai dishes and specialty coffee.  Basically BCC originated from Thailand and the branch in SM South Mall is their first ever branch here in the Philippines.  Black Canyon Coffee is surely another name of store to be added in the list of must visit establishment for those who loves to do food adventures.   

According to them, Black Canyon Coffee is one of the most successful Thai names in the field of coffee and dining.  Today, Black Canyon Coffee has made its name from its concept of being a full-service casual dining coffee place that serves not only a wide variety of specialty coffee drinks and beverages but also provide a list of delicious and healthy Thai and International food items.  Your eyes will be in for a treat as you browse through the array of dishes that Black Canyon Coffee has to offer and I can assure that your taste buds will definitely in for something new.

It was great that we were blessed enough to be included in the list of bloggers who were invited to their blogger feast event.  My wife and I experienced this feast as if we were on a date.  We were treated first with specialty coffee drinks of our choice.  My choice was the Mocha Glacier Frappe which is Php 130.00.  I think and in my own opinion the drink that I had was greatly comparable with the other coffee stores around.   Aside from what I had, customers can also indulge in any of Black Canyon Coffee’s 24 specialty coffee drinks and 40 special beverages, especially their “Black Canyon Iced Coffee” - a special blend of pure Arabica coffee with two kinds of milk and plenty of ice.

The Black Canyon Frappe and the Mocha Glacier Frappe.

After a few minutes, plates of different viands was laid onto our table.  There were soups like the Tom Yum and Curry Soup , the Fried Prawns with Tamarind Sauce, the Fried Sesame Pork Strips, the Grilled Black Pepper Salmon Salad, and the desserts like the Tin Roof and Premium Mocha.  It was really a feast!

Forgot to take a picture  when it was serve.
Too eager to taste .

The Tom Yum soup did really have a spicy kick in it.  They also stated that customers can ask upon ordering if they wanted it spicy, extra spicy or none at all but the distinct taste and flavor of Thai cuisine are still present.  This is how they pride with their dishes,  strict and consistent with the measurements of their ingredients.  Aside from the Tom Yum soup, the Pad Thai and the Fried Prawns with Tamarind Sauce are my favorite.  The Pad Thai has a sweet and tasty flavor that is addicting and kids can sure love this as well.   Aside from these foods that I liked a lot, there are also other dishes to choose from and enjoy with whether it is with friends or family.

Fried Sesame Pork Strip

One of my favorite the PAD THAI.

The Curry Soup, which also have a sting.

Grilled Black Pepper Salmon Salad.
Just right for those people having their diet.

Great desserts the Tin Roof and Premium Mocha.

Black Canyon Coffee has over 220 branches in Thailand alone, not mention their other branches on various locations in Asia. The success of the brand has always been hinged on its unique formula of food quality, food variety, location, and concept. With this in mind, Mr. Pravit Chitnarapong (CEO of Black Canyon Thailand Co. Ltd.) and Mrs. Wilma Dy (President of Royal Thai Food Philippines Inc.) recognized an opportunity for bringing Black Canyon Coffee to the Philippines to cater to the very Filipino culture of food enjoyment. Black Canyon Coffee also features a rare mix of large portions yet very reasonable prices providing customers great value for their money.

Black Canyon Coffee is now open at SM Southmall, Las Piñas City at the Food Strip.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Black Canyon Coffee Be There & Be The King

6:45:00 PM

Alert! Alert! Alert to all COFFEE lovers!  Here's something that will entice you very much.  Black Canyon Coffee will be opening tomorrow, June 22, 2012 at SM City Southmall.  So as their treat,  the1st customer will become KING OF THE CANYON which will enjoy 1 year supply of Coffee and a special table reserved ALL YEAR.

So be there as they open and be the first!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bo’s Coffee’s 56th Store Opens in Solenad

10:58:00 PM

Now on its 16th year of serving Just Roasted Freshness, Bo’s Coffee has come so far from its humble beginnings as a six-table kiosk in Cebu to being one of the country’s most successful coffee brands. With its growing branches nationwide and a loyal community of coffee lovers, Bo’s Coffee is now opening its fifty-sixth (56th) store in the Philippines.

This new branch is nestled right inside the Nuvali community. Nuvali is a destination where people can meet up, go shopping, or just relax. In an avenue where people can embrace nature and savor life, Bo’s Coffee Solenad is definitely a place for quick coffee fixes, meet ups, and unwinding. Customers can enjoy Laguna’s fresh breeze as they sip a cup of brewed coffee, or stroll by the picturesque views of the lake while they drink the sweet concoctions of Froccino Primo.

During its official store launch, Bo’s Coffee Nuvali also offers two latest selections:

  1. Biscotti Amaretto as the Summer beverage - Blended coffee with biscotti and Amaretto syrup topped with whipped cream, dark chocolate drizzle and crushed biscotti sprinkles
  2. Fillet O’ Dory Cream Sandwich for Lent - Golden brown, crispy breaded cream dory fish fillet with fresh lettuce in tangy tartar sauce

The fifty sixth (56th) branch shows the big difference from the time when the coffee shop culture was not fully grasped. Today, Bo’s Coffee continuously grows with Mr. Benitez’s passion to bring world-class coffee experience to the country. Bo's Coffee looks forward to even more aggressive expansion in the coming years, both locally and abroad.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Experience A Taste of Tokyo Café

3:14:00 PM

Hearing the name Tokyo Café gives me the idea that it is somewhat associated with one of the known Japanese Restaurant , unfortunately it is not. After attending one of their blogger’s event I get to know and realized that Tokyo Café is another Japanese Restaurant that will provide good food and great eating experience.

Info about the restaurant …

Tokyo Café is currently rising as one of the sought after Japanese coffee shops in the country. The restaurant provides a cozy ambiance, delicious food, and unique Japanese beverages. With the guidance of a Japanese consultant, the café exudes a unique Japanese image effortlessly.

Coming from a reputable Japanese coffee shop, a native of Tokyo, Mr. Atsushi Yoshizawa found potential in the Philippine market. With his background with restaurant operations he adapted the same method and ventured into the food business here in our country. At the same time Ifoods Exchange Incorporated with its growing brands was able to partner with Mr. Yoshizawa that provided him a team that was able to develop and conceptualize the dishes, the restaurant look, and the entire brand.

Differentiating itself from a regular coffee shop and a Japanese restaurant, it offers first-class fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine. This is backed with a wide array of beverages and desserts. An unlike the rest, the restaurant is family friendly. Groups made up of office people, friends, and families frequent the café. The place does not brood with stiff old men or young rowdy yuppies but provides a laid back environment for any age to those who desires to have a delightful dining experience and a relaxing time.

Tokyo Café started with its first branch in SM Mall of Asia, it consistently has reported as one of the highest selling restaurants in the whole mall. After a year of successful operations, the second branch opened at SM The Block, gaining more popularity with its target market. The third restaurant is found in posh and hip McKinley Piazza wherein thriving call centers and businesses are starting to appear. While the fourth and fifth restaurant are located at Go Hotel and SM Megamall. Aside from local branch they also extend their branch in China.

Tokyo Café has proven to be the goose that lays the golden eggs for Ifoods Exchange Incorporated. The restaurant is eyed to increase in number in the years to come.

Check out some of their menus, their value meals and their promos.  It can be for a single person with a huge appetite or it can be for the whole family.

To experience a taste of exquisite Japanese foods just visit Tokyo Café!

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