Coffee Crawl: Cafés Where You Can Get Your Nespresso Coffee Fix
For your quick or hours-long coffee breaks.
(SPOT.ph) Coffee culture in the Philippines has been brewing for some time now. In the same way that coffee has fueled us through early mornings, going to coffee shops has likewise become a habit for many Filipinos. People have developed a preference for premium coffee and aside from having favorites like the Americano and cappuccino on the menu, a wider range of coffee-based creations are now available.
Nespresso is used in a variety of coffee creations—from well-loved classics and iced drinks, to unique coffee cocktails and desserts. You can try Nespresso-infused concoctions at any of these spots:
Brewing Point Neighborhood Café
The Cookie Butter Latte (P130) is the perfect treat for coffee lovers. It’s made with Ristretto Intenso—the Nespresso blend with the highest level of intensity, roastiness, and weight in the mouth—to create the perfect counterbalance to the Speculoos Cookie Butter syrup and creamy milk, and ensure that the coffee flavor still shines through. It’s guaranteed to perk you up in the morning, and pairs well with their breakfast menu.
Try Brewing Point’s homemade, slow-cooked BP Corned Beef (P265) or tasty Daing na Bangus (P260). If what you need is a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, order the Cookie Butter Latte with a slice of Yema Cake (P85) or Red Velvet Cake (P125).
Brewing Point Neighborhood Café is at 56 Teodoro M. Kalaw Avenue corner Congressional Avenue Extension, Quezon City.
This delightful café and lifestyle store in San Juan is a charming place where you can escape the Manila heat with a glass of Iced Coffee (P125). Using the Nespresso Ristretto Intenso blend, which consists of a mix of Arabica and Robusta beans, the beverage celebrates the deep and bold flavor of coffee. If you don’t take your coffee black, don’t worry; the drink is served with milk and sugar syrup on the side, so you can customize it to your liking.
Enjoy it with a slice of CO/OP’s best-selling Salted Caramel Cheesecake (P150) or choose from one of the following: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Macadamia Cookie, or Oatmeal Raisin Cookie (P65). Oh, and don’t leave without checking out their carefully curated selection of home decor and lifestyle items.
CO/OP Manila is at 189 A. Mabini, Addition Hills, San Juan.
Common Table Salcedo
A gastropub with a decidedly modern industrial vibe and walls lined with bottles of Scotch whisky and other liquor is not the first place you’d think of when in need of a coffee fix; not until the resident mixologist whips up his mean coffee cocktails, that is.
Love in the Afternoon (P300) is a refreshing summer cocktail with a medley of fruity flavors (melon liqueur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and cucumber syrup) and a shot of Nespresso Lungo Forte. The coffee counters the sweetness and this particular blend has a hint of fruitiness that complements the rest of the ingredients.
Midnight at the Oasis (P300) is a new take on the Espresso Martini. It’s a vodka-based cocktail with Kahlúa coffee liqueur, Bailey’s, Spiced Chocolate bitters, homemade cinnamon syrup, and Espresso Ristretto Intenso. With the full flavor and intensity of the Ristretto Intenso, this is the drink to get if you’re looking to party all night.
Common Table Salcedo is at 2/F Forbes Tower, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Tamarind: Taste of Thai
You’re probably familiar with Tamarind’s Tai Cha Nom (P120) or thai milk tea, and usually order it with Tom Yum (P360) or Pad Thai (P240-260). But here’s something new you might want to try the next time you visit Tamarind, especially if you love everything coffee: the De Coconut Milk (P110, hot, P120, iced). It’s a frothy and indulgent coconut latte that’s perfect as an after-meal coffee dessert. Made with the Nespresso Ristretto Intenso, the coffee blend cuts through the coconut milk’s thick, creamy richness and gives it a strong caffeine kick. It’s perfect for an extended lunch with a friend or to cap off dinner with the family.
Tamarind: Taste of Thai is on L5 SM Aura Premiere, McKinley Parkway, Taguig City.
Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery serves thick, creamy, and silky ice cream that you can customize with toppings to your heart’s content. It’s an ice cream wonderland, and thanks to Nespresso, 12 Cold Stone Creamery stores, including the one in Serendra, are about to become every java junkie’s wonderland, too.
Drop by any of the Cold Stone Creamery branches serving Nespresso coffee and order the Affogato (P158). There are two variants: the Milky Ice Cream Affogato has chocolate chips and fudge while the Chocolate Ice Cream Affogato has marshmallows and caramel. Both are drowned in a shot of Nespresso Espresso Forte, a mid-intensity blend with strong roasted Arabica and fruity notes.
Cold Stone Creamery is at GF Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Nespresso allows you to get a consistent quality and experience wherever you are, whether you’re at your favorite coffee shop or at home. Thanks to the cutting-edge technology of Nespresso machines and their freshly ground premium quality coffee, you can be assured of the consistent taste, cup after cup. Visit any of these cafés to have your coffee craving fixed. For more information on coffee, machines and recipes you can easily do at home, visit www.nespresso.ph.