We are true coffee geeks, obsessed with bringing the best coffee in the country to you. We roast the green coffee beans on-site and in small batches because we can never let a batch of great coffee go stale before our eyes and taste buds. So, if you see some smoke at the shop and we remain calm, don't run! Don't panic! It's just us roasting your coffee. We think the smell of fresh roasted coffee straight from our roaster is lovely!
Our devotion to freshness ensures that you will get delicious coffee every time. Whether you drink it at the coffee shop or brew it at home, you're assured of a consistently awesome cup.
Like wine, coffee quality depends on the climate in which it is grown. Rainfall, soil conditions, altitude and other environmental factors impact the flavor and quality of the beans. So, we travel some of the Philippines' coffee-growing regions − Batangas, Cavite and Cordillera Central (Benguet, Kalinga and Mountain Province) − to find the best-tasting coffee beans.
Your morning cup of coffee starts here:
Due to the botanical characteristics of the coffee tree and the fact that coffee is often grown in mountainous areas, widespread use of mechanical harvesters is not possible and the ripe coffee cherries are usually picked by hand, a labor-intensive and difficult process.
Only the ripe cherries are harvested and they are picked individually by hand. Pickers rotate among the trees every 8 to 10 days, choosing only the cherries which are at the peak of ripeness. Since this kind of harvest is labor intensive, it is used primarily to harvest the finer arabica beans.
We’re especially interested about sustainable, fairly traded and organic brews. More and more, we visit the small farmers who carefully tend coffee plants in remote, mountainous regions. By buying directly from farmers, we help them retain a larger share of the profits from their labors, improving the quality of life for their families and their communities. And improving the quality of the coffee we can bring to you.
Let us all support our local farmers and bring Philippine coffee industry back on the world map!