New Restaurant Alert: Local Edition Coffee and Tea at Perea Street, Makati
It’s a sweet neighborhood cafe that makes great coffee.
Local Edition Coffee and Tea
116 Perea Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Tel. No. 0917-831-0056
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)
(SPOT.ph) Coffee orders used to be a simple choice between regular and decaf. You order, add either sugar, cream, milk, or a combination of those three; stir, then drink. Nowadays, with coffee being discussed the way one would talk about surfing, and people understanding the difference between Robusta and Arabica, the steps have gotten much more complex.
The coffee at Local Edition takes no such intricate measures. It's good coffee for the sake of being good. The three small steps to a cup don't feel like a lecture on caffeine, and casualness is the key to having a good time. The choice starts between coffee and tea, but the former gives you a clearer understanding of what the café is about. Beans are sourced from Kape Maria and Local Edition has their own signature blend, Perea, named after the street they're on. It's based on Kape Maria's heady Pulag blend (Benguet Arabica, Ifugao Robusta, and Cavite Excelsa) with added notes from Barako. On its own, it's a tough but smooth balance sliding down the throat. You have the option of having it prepared as Espresso Single (P105), Espresso Double (P115), a stronger Long Black (P105 to P115), the delicately milky Flat White (P135 to P155), Latte (P135 to P155), and Cappuccino (P135 to P155).
Iced Espresso Single, Vibrant Green, and Latte
Tea depends on your preference: Oolong, Earl Gray, Classic Green and Vibrant Green (which are variations of matcha), and a tangy Ruby Red, and plied as Teaspresso (P95), Long Tea (P95 to P105), Flat White (P125 to P145), Latte (P125 to P145), and Cappuccino (P125 to P145).
The entire process boils down to having it either hot or iced, picking the number of sugars, and deciding whether you want it stronger.
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Local Edition serves their coffee in paper or plastic cups. Burlap slogans and buntings invite you to hang around and enjoy the intimate vibe with a Porchetta Sandwich and a sweet chocolatey ending from a Tablea Brownie (P60), but the space is small enough to gently encourage takeaway. That’s the beauty of Local Edition: the happiness is in the cup-no matter where you are.