Timemore C2 Review: Best Budget Manual Coffee Grinder, bar none

Take a quick search for a coffee grinder and you’ll be met by a bevy of grinders of all shapes, sizes, and price points. For the coffee brewer that could be looking for their first manual grinder, it can get quite intimidating, and the unfortunate scenario is that you may end up spending less money…

Coffee Thoughts on International Coffee Day

It’s International Coffee Day once again, and it’s that wonderful time of the year when we can “officially” celebrate our favorite caffeinated beverage. Roasters have offers on bean orders, while cafés traditionally have promotions on coffee orders. This year’s celebrations may be admittedly more subdued because of the ongoing pandemic, so instead of getting to…

Brew it like Butler (The $50 Home Brewer Setup)

For anyone following the NBA season from the Disney bubble, an interesting piece of news came out about Jimmy Butler’s new business. For $20 a pop, he’s selling coffee made with his French Press from his hotel room. Now as far as cups of coffee go, $20 seems like an obscene amount of money to…

A taste of some Great Local Coffees

The Philippines is home to a great selection of truly incredible coffees, but it proves to be the unfortunate case that although these specialty coffees are available, their reach is still quite limited. The bulk of coffee sold coming from producing regions like Benguet tend to be roasted on the much darker side, with coffee…

Elephant Grounds: Stomping In to Make a Statement

There’s a new cafe in town that wants to own your all-day brunch cravings, as Elephant Grounds prepares to open in Manila. One of Hong Kong’s favorite go-to specialty coffee places, Elephant Grounds has gained a cult following for its great coffee and its signature ice cream sandwiches. I got a chance to take a…

YDG Coffee: Staying Woke

The gig economy has created a wealth of independent creators, self-starters, and micro entrepreneurs that are always on the lookout for a great place to work. While you do have the occasional Starbucks or Coffee Bean branches that litter the metro, there’s always something to be said about a place that not only covers the…

The Curator: More than the Sum

Makati plays host to a good selection of specialty coffee shops. It’s probably one of the easier cities to go around (if you don’t count traffic) for a good cup of coffee, and a definite stop to visit in Makati is The Curator Coffee and Cocktails. Once a pseudo speakeasy/coffee shop at the back of…

Tightrope Coffee: A Specialty Coffee Champ in Cebu

As the specialty coffee community grows, it’s reach grows with it. No longer being reserved for just Metro Manila, shops and roasters have begun opening across different cities across the country. Cebu City in the Visayas Region is one such city, with a multitude of new specialty shops opening, as well as shops that have…

KaffeBox: Sending you the Best of Scandinavian Coffee Roasters

The Scandinavian countries are home to some of the worlds best light roasted specialty coffees. Access to these coffees used to be limited to the select few connoisseurs that bothered to import them. Alternately, you could probably visit a specialty coffee shop that decided to offer these coffees as guest beans, but these kinds of…

United Coffee: Kapitolyo’s Coffee Hideout

(UPDATE: United Coffee is closed down for an indefinite period of time 😦 ) I’ve long considered it a blessing to work in the Kapitolyo area. Not only is the place swarming with food establishments (covering most major cuisines to boot), the walking distance between each establishment makes the area ripe for a food crawl….

Current Swell Coffee Brewery: Roast Revolution

Kapitolyo has been on the map as a foodie destination for quite some time now. The sprouting of new restaurants here and there has been, for the most part, quite a boost of life for the area. While East and West Kapitolyo have been the main concentration, an old warehouse nearby has been converted into…