Bo’s Coffee: Philippine’s Pride & Coffee Culture
Cafe hopping and this trip I hopped all the way to Philippines! I visited this land of hospitality for the Philippines National Games 2015 in athletics. Spent about 3 days at Laguna which is about 1-2 hours away from Manila (I hope interpreted my liaison officer accurately). First thing after touch down at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Manila was for cafes and all I saw was Bo’s Coffee.
Through its packaging and marketing, Bo’s Coffee is liken to Starbucks of Philippine. Whether it is an insult or compliment, you decide. Check out the full listing here.
Digging deeper, Bo’s Coffee actually has a story and culture which they take pride in!
Coffee beans served here are home-grown with their own distinct flavours. Namely the Sagada, Benguet, Mt. Kitanglad, Mt. Opo and Mt. Matutum.
I ordered latte (125 Peso about $3.5) and Chocolate Croissant (95 Peso). Jinxing, my teammate had a Chicken Sandwich.
With a preconceived notion of quality offered in mega chain coffee-house, I was surprise with their quality.
At least it was better than Starbucks and Coffee Beans, hands down. Maybe, similar to Costa Coffee?
Basically, I am glad that I managed cafe hop here in Philippines and had a taste of their local beans!