United Coffee: Kapitolyo’s Coffee Hideout

I’ve long considered it a blessing to work in the Kapitolyo area. Not only is the place swarming with food establishments (covering most major cuisines to boot), the walking distance between each establishment makes the area ripe for a food crawl. Although a number of coffee shops have been open for the last couple of…

Current Swell Coffee Brewery: Roast Revolution

Kapitolyo has been on the map as a foodie destination for quite some time now. The sprouting of new restaurants here and there has been, for the most part, quite a boost of life for the area. While East and West Kapitolyo have been the main concentration, an old warehouse nearby has been converted into…

Yardstick Coffee: At the Heart of Coffee

Makati as a coffee crawl destination has its fair share of cafes. Of the top of my head, I can already count 8 different coffee shops across various streets, corners, and the like. Amidst this crowd is Yardstick Coffee, a venerated institution of sorts that stands as one of the pioneers of the third wave…

Ella and the Blackbird (Katipunan): The Backstreet Gem

(UPDATE: Craft Katipunan has renamed to Ella and the Blackbird. It’s still under the same management and the only major change has been more items on the menu). There’s something to be said about a coffee shop being what would be considered a “franchise”, yet seemingly surpassing not only its contemporaries, but its home base…

Liyab

12:30 AM. December 16, 2014. Here’s to new beginnings. And to living life the way we should. Zig Ziglar once said “When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born.” It is one of my biggest regrets that there was a time when I didn’t continue on with what I felt…