The house that specialty coffee built

If you could do a sort of James Joyce stream-of-consciousness literary magic, and transcribe the conversations transpiring inside a coffeehouse, that would be quite a jolt. Think of all the blind dates, business meetings and casual conversations percolating inside the café — in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors. A plumed question here, a … Continued

Nono’s: Keeping It Simple

As Manila continues its journey to becoming an important culinary destination in Asia, we see a staggering amount of restaurants popping up all over the metro—from the north to the south—taking advantage of this movement. Some take the path that aligns with the rest of the world’s dining meccas, making use of novel techniques to … Continued

Will you join the tea movement?

David De Candia is living proof that it’s never too late to discover and pursue new passions. The Global Director of Tea for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf didn’t even start drinking tea until he joined the company 18 years ago. His interest in tea started by accident. He was initially hired by one … Continued

The 2019 giving journal wants you to live generously

“It’s not a planner, it’s a Giving Journal. The essence is really giving to the community and our customers,” Nella Lomotan, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s communities and engagement manager, said. “It has been that way ever since. It’s not about what it is, it’s who it’s for and what it does.”

Stiftung Solarenergie Foundation & The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: On A Mission To Light Up 50 Homes In A Remote Community In Sarangani!

One in five Filipinos has no access to electricity.  So for them, productivity and opportunities are put on hold soon as the world turns dark.  Students find it harder to study and learn, livelihood slows down, and simple chores become harder. This need was recognized by Stiftung Solarenergie Philippines, an organization dedicated to empowering rural … Continued

Expect cold brews, single origins, and millennials to power tea’s impact in 2019

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s master tea blender David De Candia returned to Manila last week for a series of talks and workshops on tea blending. De Candia has been a tea specialist for 21 years, creating blends as well as traveling the world to educate people. Some of his career highlights include being … Continued