We are firm believers that the best coffee is the one in your hand, but we could always do a little better, especially during these trying times. When the instant stuff just doesn't get you excited, even when you've tried to whip it up over a cup of milk, these stores are ready to give you the best cup you deserve.
Commune is slashing the P1,400 price of its one-kilogram signature blend to P1,200 and donating P200 to Frontline Feeders for every bag purchased. The Commune Blend is a chocolatey mix of Benguet Arabica and Cavite Robusta, and it's also available in 250 packages. Home roaster? There are also four varieties of green coffee beans to choose from. In-house delivery is available only in Taguig, Pasig, Pasay, and Manila, but coffee lovers can also opt for Lalamove or Grab Express.
Exchange Alley Coffee House
EACH has four whole bean varieties available: Brazil Alianca (P550-P1,800), Ethiopia Terekech Werasa (P550), Ethiopia Hassan Ware (P550), and Snooze! Swiss Water Decaf (P550). The beans are available in 200-gram bags (with the Brazil available in a one-kilogram option). Pick-up is available, as well as Grab or Lalamove in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, and New Manila, Quezon City.
This cult coffee favorite not only offers beans (Ethiopia Adado in 500 grams or one kilogram from P1,100 to P1,800), it also provides ready-to-drink caffeine for those who can't be bothered with the soothing rituals of grinding and stirring. Arabica uses Grab to deliver (cost shouldered by the buyer) so areas are only limited by your Grab range.
Coffee Lab is a full coffee experience right at your fingertips. Think Espresso Blends, Italian Roast, and Colombia Supremo. It supplies your favorite beans and blends (from quick capsules to artisan formulas), as well as syrups, grinders, drip sets, machines, and roasters. It delivers nationwide, but expect delays especially for provincial venues.
This Marikina shop purveys local beans from Sagada, Benguet, and Batangas, ranging from P120 to P600. Customers can pay via bank transfer or COD and hire Lalamove, Grab, or LBC. Curbside pick-up is also available.
(75) 044-445; 0977-816-3553; facebook.com/BeanhiPH
Kapedad: Kape Komunidad
Another shop that highlights local beans is Kape Komunidad. The established favorite is the Bus Ride, which puts together beans from Mt. Apo and Tublay, Benguet.
Everyday Coffee Roasters
A cup of Everyday Coffee takes you around the world. It has blends and beans from Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil, Honduras, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Kenya, and, of course, various regions in the Philippines, ranging between P400 to P1,000. If you want to complete the experience, you can also order drip kits and an AeroPress.
Original Grounds Coffee Co.
Original Grounds has three flavors: Dark Secrets, OG Roast, and Baguio Gold (a beautiful tasting blend that harkens butterscotch and caramel). All the beans are 100 percent Arabica, grown in the owners' farm in Benguet. El Paraiso Farms started back in 1934. Its high altitude, harvesting, and production give it that great signature flavor. OG only allows delivery via Grab.
One of the OG craft coffee shops in the Philippines, Craft Coffee offers both its signature bean blends as well as its famous drinks. Pre-payment via bank transfer is encouraged.
Bugkalot Coffee Company
Partnered with the Bugkalot tribal community in Nueva Vizcaya, this coffee aims to provide a sustainable livelihood for the Bugkalot to help the plight of agtas in Bicol. Bugkalot is made up of single-origin, 100-percent Arabica, creating a delicious fruity-chocolatey finish.
This celebrated Japanese brand is celebrating its 100th year. Key Coffee manages to maintain its quality by having coffee plantations all over the world and picking only the best beans from the season. Its final light to medium roast creates a rich, decadent finish. Key Coffee also created a patented design for its packaging to preserve its coffee's best flavor. Beans can be ordered via Lazada while drip kits and instant blends are available in Robinson's grocery stores.
EDSA Beverage Design Group
Forever a favorite, EDSA BDG offers its famous Dark Matter Theory as well as the Sitio Belis and Sitio Naguey for delivery (Lalamove, Grab, Angkas, Joyride) or pick-up (Quezon City, Parañaque). Just transfer the payment online and you'll be off with the best cup of your life.
Another local crowdpleaser, SGD isn't letting you down during the pandemic. On sale for delivery are the SGD Coffee, Mirabueno Coffee AVPA, and Bana's Coffee. By the way, you get 10-percent off if you order delivery. Window times are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Buyer takes care of delivery.
Yardstick's catalog includes Haru Sure from Ethiopia, Sitio Belis from the Philippines, Pavon from Colombia, Sta. Rosa from Costa Rica, and Cachoeira from Brazil for P1,500 for a one-kilogram bag. Also available are blends like the Golden Ticket and Switch (P1,200 per bag), which are ready for your espresso machines and filters. To treat your coffee right, Yardstick is also offering an AeroPress brewer, AeroPress filters, and grinders. The shop accepts bank transfers before you can pick your coffee up or set it up for delivery.
0917-176-7270 (Makati); 0917-651-7901 (Pasig); 0917-651-7876 (Quezon City)
Refinery's 2AM Espresso Beans, a nutty blend of Brazilian and Sumatran coffee, is available for P900 (500 grams). It also offers a five-piece range of single-origin beans: Picacho (El Salvador), Pavon (Colombia), La Trinidad (Benguet), Cachoeira (Brazil), and Haru Sake (Ethiopia) for P550 (250 grams) or P1,100 (500 grams). Credit card is available for pick-up orders, but bank deposit or COD is preferred for delivery. Customers are in charge of booking Grab or Lalamove, but Refinery will do it for you if you purchase over P2,000 worth of orders.
Morning Roast Coffee
This small store offers a vast library of coffee blends, ranging from P130 (250 grams) to 425 (500 grams). Just some of our favorites: Sagada Dark, Kalinga Dark, Morning Roast Blend, and Macadamia. It also offers drip kits for quick coffee fixes. Pick-up is available, while delivery is courtesy of the customer.