Caffeine addicts, you've probably heard a few people in your life tell you that "liking coffee is not a personality trait." Well, we're here to remind you that you don't need that kind of toxic attitude in your life. If you want to show off your love for coffee and all its heart rate-boosting wonders, then go for it—in fact, do it shamelessly. Post every café you visit on your IG story, stock up on every home brewing device and reusable cup, taste-test every kind of bean out there. To fuel your obsession even further, we list some minimalist tote bags below that you can shop locally. They're perfect for you caffeine-consuming, always-palpitating, "don't talk to me until I've had my coffee" aesthetic.
These are the tote bags to shop if you're obsessed with coffee:
Common Folk Tote Bag, P300
Common Folk café has been a favorite stopover for coffee junkies all over the Metro since opening in late 2016 thanks to its tasty brews and eats as well as its serene, sunlit interiors. The next time you drop by, check out their in-store display of coffee and wellness finds. You'll spot a gorgeous white canvas tote, which features an illustration of their IG-famous takeout coffee cup, which reads "no bad days."
Available at Common Folk café, 79 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City.
Yardstick Coffee Market Bag, P600
Yardstick Coffee is an OG spot when it comes to the new wave of independent cafés that have been popping up in Manila since the mid-2010s. Their spacious store on Esteban Street is a no-fail destination for anyone looking to get a caffeine fix and a few hours of quiet time. They also have an online store where you can order coffee beans, manual brewers, and most recently, a stylish tote bag with the words "coffee & things" printed upfront. The 16-ounce carrier is currently available for a pre-order price of P450. You can also get it in yellow!
Urbano Coffee Home Brewer Tote Bag, P399
Nueva Ecija-based online store Urbano Coffee makes stylish tote bags perfect for folks dedicated to the art of home brewing—and yes, they ship nationwide. Available in black and white, the tote features a list of popular home-brewing methods (AeroPress, French press, espresso machine, Chemex, Moka pot, and so on) underneath the words "home brewer" printed in all caps.
Daily 'Palipitate Daily' Tote Bag, P599
IG-based shop Daily is where you can order excellent Kyoto-style coffee by the bottle. They recently released an #aesthetic tote bag that every caffeine addict would relate to. "Palpitate daily," reads the blue carrier with cute illustrations all around. Better hurry because you can pre-order it for just P500 until July 15 before the regular P599 price tag applies afterward.
Third Wave Coffee Cebu Coffee Tote Bags, P200 each
Cebu folks, you'll want to stock up on Third Wave Coffee Cebu's line of tote bags, which are only P200 a piece. Each features a mostly plain design with a minimalist illustration of a home-brewing method or coffee-making tool on the corner. Choose from popular picks like a Chemex, a V60 dripper, a manual grinder, a drip sachet, an AeroPress, and more.
Available online and at Third Wave Coffee Cebu in 2/F Tienda Sugbo Bazaar, Ayala Center Cebu, Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu City.
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