I was not really a coffee lover though I grew up with parents drinking coffee over breakfast. Those were the times when popular brands of instant coffee are bought in glasses and before you know it, you already have a dozen of them and you use these glasses to serve guests. LOL!
When coffee shops sprouted like mushrooms all over Manila, they've become just too hard to ignore -- specially if they give options on how you can enjoy your coffee which is totally different from the way they used to be.
|I recommended my recent favorite to my good friend Elle and she liked it...|
I'm kinda loyal to Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee though I know there are other coffee shops out there who can whip delightful coffee and offer various ways of enjoying our coffee experience and whatnot.
|At La Mia Tazza in Embarcadero last year when I came home for a vacation.|
If ever you visit Bicol (my hometown), you won't see any Starbucks or Seattle's Best just yet. But you can certainly try out La Mia Tazza. I personally recommend Pili Tazzacino or Cookie Java Tazzacino (their version of SB/SBC's Java Chip).
|Sometimes I compare which one has a better version.|
For Java Chip, Seattle's Best is the winner.
My personal favorite four years ago was Java Chip.
Then last year, I kinda became an advocate of green tea (will tell you about that on another post) and so... I've switched to Green Tea Cream Frap. Not exactly coffee, right? Haha! By the way, when something becomes my favorite, I always recommend it to friends. Err, insist more like...
After hanging out with friends all night,
we usually grab some hot coffee before going home.
Disclaimer: I am not so drunk in this picture. LOL!
I kinda notice that every time I go out with friends, we usually end up having coffee towards the end. So okay, we dine out, then coffee afterwards. We watch a movie, have some pizza, then coffee afterwards. We drink, we get drunk -- and guess what? Coffee afterwards!
I also like the way coffee shops offer ways of personalizing your drink. And they have fantastic cakes too. I am not an expert on cakes, but I certainly can tell which one is yummy and which is not. Blueberry cheese cake is a personal favorite. I'm sure a lot feels the same way. ☺
|Starbucks' chocolate rum cheese cake is one of the best I've ever tasted!|
|(L-R) Marie, Jeb and myself. Last Tuesday (September 13, 2011)|
at Starbucks in Edsa Shangri-La.
Your favorite coffee (and cake) is one great way to catch up with people you haven't seen in a while, or to just hang out with people you like.
So how about you, what's you favorite coffee?
Let me know in the comments' section below. Thanks!