Institute for Coffee Excellence

[2019-May-18] Basic Manual Coffee Brewing Workshop With all the new ‘excitement’ and anticipation we see for establishments offering drink varieties other than coffee (some coffee places and fastfoods even started to include milk teas in their menu!), coffee and coffee places seemed to have been relegated to the background. Though I also like and drink…

October 2018 Tokyo Day #1

I am not really into travel much, so on this 5 days 4 nights trip I am just ‘the companion’. My daughter planned and made the itinerary and I just handled the financial side like making sure we have enough Yen & my credit/debit cards will be accepted when I use them in Tokyo. And…

Starbucks MetLive Mall of Asia Complex (MOA) Pasay

[2018-11-25] After trying out 2 Zomato Gold account in one transaction in a restaurant near where we live, my daughter & I went to the Starbucks Met Live branch to have coffee. My daughter ordered hot americano with white mocha and mine was supposed to be an iced americano breve no water but it was…

Starbucks Mother Ignacia Tomas Morato Q.C.

[2018-11-22] Traffic was better than usual so I arrived more than an hour before the scheduled meetup time so I decided to drop by the Starbucks nearest the restaurant. It was my first time in this Starbucks branch and as luck would have it, a friend from college also decided to visit this branch for…

Starbucks Matalino Diliman Q.C.

[2018-11-21]I arrived more than an hour early for a meetup so I decided to go to the nearest Starbucks. The parking here can accommodate quite a number of vehicles but that is achieved by doing a ‘Sokoban Game’ type of parking. Meaning getting out can be an issue. Expect your coffee relaxation/break to be interrupted…

Starbucks Entertainment Mall (MOA) Pasay

[2018-11-18] After a satisfying meal at a restaurant in S’Maison, my daughter and I went to the newly renovated/expanded Starbucks to have some coffee (americano with almond syrup) and tea (iced shaken ruby grapefruit black tea with honey & iced shaken hibiscus tea with pomegranate pearls). The drink I like most of the three would…

Starbucks – Drive Thru Bonifacio Global City Taguig

[2018-11-16] Starbucks Cheer Party 2018 – Walked from SMX SM Aura to this branch to meetup with a friend and join the cheers party at this branch. You need to order a Christmas drink to join the cheer party. I ordered a hot toffee nut latte. There were raffles for free journals. Free small cups…

Starbucks Reserve Mall of Asia Complex (MOA) Pasay

[2018-11-10] After a relatively less satisfying lunch at an unlimited Korean BBQ nearby, we went for coffee in the Starbucks Reserve at Conrad Hotel. I didn’t even know that Starbucks has ‘branding’ for its branches. This branch at S’Maison/Conrad Hotel is a nice one. My daughter said there were drinks only available at ‘Reserve’ branches…

Toby’s Estate Poblacion Makati

[2018-11-09] After a foodie meetup, one generous foodie friend treated some of us (well, those who were still present and wants coffee/drink) to coffee/drink from Toby’s Estate. I ordered a latte, my usual order from most coffee shops. It was good enough to drink as-is, i.e., without adding anything. I normally add sugar if the…

Starbucks BlueBayWalk Libertad Pasay

[2018-11-03] After being able to try a pumpkin drink at a Starbucks in Tokyo, my daughter and I were eager to try the pumpkin spice variants here in PH. After a few thousand steps walk around Bluebaywalk area, we proceeded to the Starbucks branch at Bluebaywalk. We ordered all 3 variants. The hot variant has…