Cupping Series: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Konga Natural

I'll be trying something new this year. Last December, we took a cupping and coffee tasting workshop at EDSA Beverage Group. It was really fun and we learned a lot. I struggled describing coffee and used very simple words. Realizing this, I came to a conclusion that I need more…

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Underneath the Bitterness

If you say that you love coffee but have only known its bitter flavor, then you have more to explore. When I started my neverending quest for better coffee over a year ago, I yearned for more and more flavors. The proper coffee that I've been drinking for the past…

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Hello again and an intro to a new series

Hello! It's been a long time. For the past 3 months I've been experimenting a lot on cold brews and pour overs. While I've done some satisfying brews, nothing for me was worth posting until recently. So watch out for my posts on that. Aside from new brewing methods, I've…

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What Philippines Need to Ride the Third Wave

When people talk about coffee beans, countries that usually come into mind are Brazil, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Columbia, and others. But it is rarely that we ever hear our country, Philippines. A few months ago, I studied the history of coffee; reading articles and watching documentaries about this mysterious green bean…

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Ifugao's Coffee Grinder

During our visit in Baguio last weekend, we toured the national artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera's personal museum, BenCab Museum. Aside from showcasing BenCab's works, there are also works of other artists and artifacts and crafts from the tribes of the Cordillera highlands. What caught my eye in the museum is…

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Vietnamese iced coffee with milk

Cà phê sữa đá, or as I will refer from here on for the sake of typing sanity as Vietnamese iced coffee with milk, is one of the new drinks I learned to prepare this summer. It's enjoyable during hot days (or for weirdos like me who crave cold drinks…

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