COFFEE

Weekend Entertaining: How to Style Your Spread for an Afternoon Party

Milk and cookies, tea and scones, and coffee and cake—we show you how to style these perfect pairs for an afternoon soiree.
There’s no better way to celebrate lazy weekend afternoons than by feasting on cake, scones, or good ol’ chocolate chip cookies and pairing them with tea, milk, and coffee.Milk and Cookies Printed placemats, pastel-pretty plates and old-school milk bottles elevate this simple ...

Just What We Need: A Portable Espresso Machine

You don’t need batteries for this!
Caffeine hounds will understand the need for this gadget! According to foodrepublic.com, this nifty new coffee contraption dubbed Minipresso lets you make your own espresso shot with ground coffee, hot water, and a few pumps with your hand.It looks uncomplicated, is under ...

Would You Try This: Butter in Your Coffee?

Is using cream in your cup so last year?
According to Huffington Post, the latest coffee trend will have you putting butter in your coffee cup. Sound weird? Dave Asprey, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and this creamy concoction says this drink “provides all of the energizing benefits of a cup ...

Pairing Coffee with Savory Dishes Can Be Done, says Starbucks PH

Coffee with dessert is easy but would you pair brews with savory plates?
In an intimate lunch hosted by Starbucks Philippines in Bonifacio Global City, small cups with tasting portions of coffee made with beans from the Starbucks roast spectrum came out of the busy bar. They were to be paired with each dish of ...

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home

We teach you how to craft that perfect cup.
Yes, you can make the perfect cup of coffee. With the right equipment and these coffee-making tips, you won't have to wait for longer than 5 minutes to enjoy a freshly-brewed cup—everyday.The pour-over method is simply pouring water over coffee grounds to ...

Tips on How to Make Siomai

We share another version; this one's got oyster sauce to boost flavor.
Get the recipe here:Here are a couple of siomai-making tips: Healthy Switch  For a healthier siomai, use very lean ground pork and increase the proportion of vegetables. You can also add mushrooms and shrimps. If you do, you may need to add ...

5 Cold Brew Concoctions To Try

Get your chill on! There are other ways to enjoy bottles of cold brew coffee.
Cold brew or cold press coffee is different from iced coffee—it requires steeping coffee for 12 hours or more, resulting in a more mellow drink, well-loved for its low acidity and velvety texture. We asked Jonathan Choi, the head barista of Magnum Opus ...

For Starbucks Fans: New Drinks + Food Items on the Menu Starting September 15

Dark Caramel Latte, for starters.
If you’re itching to trade your usual latte at Starbucks for new drink options, make sure to visit a store tomorrow:  the Duo Cocoa Mocha and Dark Caramel Latte will be available in stores starting September 15.Cocoa sauce is combined with velvety ...

6 Unexpected Ways to Use Instant Coffee in the Kitchen

Instant coffee is the secret ingredient you should be using in your dishes.
Artisanal coffee has become part of one’s daily routine, we’ve practically forgotten all about instant coffee! But don’t let that bottle in your cupboard go to waste. Here are nifty ideas on how you can use it in your cooking.1. Bake it!  When ...

WATCH: Get Tips from the Pros on Making Latte Art

Always wanted to make beautiful and cute patterns on your foam-topped coffee?
The key to making latte art is good, velvety steamed milk and practice, practice, practice! ALSO READ: Demo by David Ong; shot on location at The Curator, Makati ...

Cold Brew Coffee 101

Get to know your next coffee addiction.
Cold brew coffee is not new. In fact, it has been around for decades. But cold brew coffee is getting its  own spot in this year’s list of food trends.We caught up with Sasha Chua of Instagram-based coffee business Sashy Brew to ...

The Starbucks Christmas Panettone Latte + Holiday Drinks Will Be Available starting November 2

Plus, old favorites Toffee Nut Latte and Peppermint Mocha will be back and can help you get the Starbucks x Moleskine 2016 planners.
For Starbucks fans, the holidays are synonymous to seasonal drinks, a holiday menu, and the race to collect stickers and redeem the annual Starbucks planner. This year is no different.Starbucks Philippines announced its holiday lineup which includes a new drink inspired by ...

WATCH: How to Use a Coffee Press

Never used a coffee press before? We guide you to the basics of how to use this coffee contraption.
.Brewing coffee in a coffee press requires more than just saturating the beans in hot water.  Make sure the beans are coarsely-ground (finer grinds will give you bitter coffee). Use water that is boiled and cooled for 30 seconds before pouring it ...

5 Food Trends that Took Over Instagram in 2015

Which of these did you post on Instagram this year?
The year is coming to a close and Instagram is just about ready to burst with all the newest food trends and ideas for the coming New Year. But before we start readying our shiny new Instagram filters, let’s have a look ...

Starbucks' New Espresso Confections Available Starting January 8

It’s more than enough reason to celebrate.
In celebration of a brand new year, Starbucks has just unveiled their latest line of coffee concoctions, the Starbucks Espresso Confections.Inspired by the indulgent treats found in a box of chocolates, the Espresso Confections help you celebrate the new year with sweet ...

Kitchen Finds: The Aerolatte Frother

Now, you don’t have to go to a café to get the creamy foam on your latte!
.Coffee addicts, rejoice! You can now create airy, milky foam to go on your flat white, without the need of a massive and expensive espresso machine! The Aerolatte Frother is an electric handheld milk frother that can turn milk into creamy froth in ...

For Coffee Fans: The Philippine National Barista Championship is on January 23

Find the best baristas and latte artists at this coffee festival!
The finals of the 2016 Philippine National Barista Championship will be held on January 23 at the Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.It is part of the coffee celebration which started last January 23 and is hosted by Allegro Beverage ...

El Union Coffee's Barista Just Won the Philippine National Barista Championship

That's got to be some killer coffee.
El Union Coffee's resident coffee expert, Silvester Dan Sibal Samonte bested five other master baristas to officially win the 3rd Annual Philippine National Barista Championship last January 23.  Samonte impressed the panel of Philippine National Barista Championship judges with his washed process ...

WATCH: Summer Ice Candy Ideas

Nothing else compares to the joy of enjoying ice candy as a kid during summer time.
Make summer-perfect versions with fresh fruits, iced coffee, or you can even make ombre ice candy and layer your fave flavors—they're perfect for summer parties and get-togethers.  Feel free to play around with flavors and textures!  ...

WATCH: 3 Ways to Make Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is one of the most versatile desserts you can make!
This Italian dessert made with sweetened cream and gelatin is one of the most versatile desserts around. Top panna cotta with fresh fruits, drizzle with sauces, or infuse it with flavors such as coffee, Nutella, or chocolate. CLICK HERE for more PANNA COTTA RECIPES ...
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