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Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Music and Coffee Festival at SM City Davao

Written by Ria Jose

Want to chill this weekend? Enjoy rhythm and brews at the first ever Music and Coffee Festival at SM City Davao. Gather the gang for a bonding session while drinking the best brews from various coffee shops and vendors at The Annex from September 15 to 17, 2017.

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao

Pop Up Shops

At the center of the Coffee Festival are, of course, pop up shops of various cafes and vendors.

Bo's Coffee Club at the Music and Coffee Festival

Bo’s Coffee Club at the Music and Coffee Festival

The most prominent coffee shop at the festival is Bo’s Coffee Club, a Cebu brand known all over the Philippines.

Local coffee vendors and food bazaar staples Johann’s Coffee, Gypsy Cafe, and Racoma Farms have booths offering coffee concoctions and cakes.

Gypsy Cafe at the Music and Coffee Festival

Gypsy Cafe at the Music and Coffee Festival

Whether you like your coffee strong or sweet, hot, iced, or ice blended, there is a coffee to give you your dose of caffeine.

Also offering cakes and other desserts are Desserts by Timzah and Lara Mia. Their sweet slices are sure to delight and satisfy your saccharine cravings.

Lara Mia Desserts at the Music and Coffee Festival

Lara Mia Desserts at the Music and Coffee Festival

A new cafe on the local food bazaar scene A&V Cafe also has a booth at the festival. And Neon Pigeon, a brand of coffee-based energy drinks, has a booth, as well.

Doughnut shops with specialty coffee drinks have booths at the event. Dunkin’ Donuts and J.Co are both present at the festival.

Music and Coffee Festival Activities

SM City Davao invites all coffeeholics to share their Coffee Flatlay on Instagram and get the chance to win prizes. Just tag @smdavao and use the hashtag #CoffeeDateatSMDavao to join.

Coffee Flatlay at the Music and Coffee Festival

Coffee Flatlay at the Music and Coffee Festival

Fiction Folk will host the Music and Coffee Festival Trivia Night on September 16.

Music and Coffee Festival Trivia Night

Music and Coffee Festival Trivia Night

Categories and questions will not be limited to coffee topics but knowledge of coffee trivia will give you an edge. Interested groups need not pre-register. Just show up, get a table, and join.

Throughout the festival, various musical acts will be performing on stage. Art using coffee will also be on display.

So fulfill your caffeine dreams at the first ever Music and Coffee Festival at The Annex of SM City Davao, only until September 17, 2017.

For inquiries about promos and events at SM City Davao, contact them at +6382-2976998 and like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/smcitydavao. For updates, follow their social media accounts @SMCityDavao on Twitter and @SMDavao on Instagram.

BeanLeaf Cappuccino

BeanLeaf Davao Opening Soon

Written by Ria Jose

BeanLeaf Cappuccino

BeanLeaf Cappuccino

Looking for a new place to explore in Davao? Look no further! You and your friends will soon have a new place to have coffee, sip tea, share food, and hang out.

BeanLeaf, a proudly Filipino brand, will open the doors of its first Mindanao branch at The Peak, Gaisano Mall of Davao on August 15, 2015.

The name BeanLeaf refers to the shop’s variety of coffee concoctions from freshly ground beans and tea drinks made with tea leaves. BeanLeaf serves hot, iced, and ice blended Frappe drinks that use their own coffee and tea blends combined with high quality ingredients, syrups, and flavorings.

BeanLeaf’s tagline is Experience our Difference. The “difference” that the brand promises is their unique twist that they put in every drink they serve. Some might sound familiar to coffee lovers and tea aficionados, but when taste what BeanLeaf has to offer, you will experience and taste the difference.

The shop serves coffee, fruit teas, and even milk tea. Each drink is designed thoughtfully, crafted with quality, taste, and consistency in mind. All these exciting drinks will be available at BeanLeaf Davao.

Wondering what you should try?

BeanLeaf Coffee, Fruit Teas, and Milk Teas

The Beanleaf Coffee Latte is a concoction with espresso, cinnamon, milk, dark chocolate. It is certainly a must try.

For their fruit teas, the oddly refreshing Citrus with Malunggay Fruit Tea is an unexpected surprise which packs a lot of flavor and nutritional value.

BeanLeaf Citrus with Malunggay Iced Tea

BeanLeaf Citrus with Malunggay Iced Tea

And for the milk tea lovers? The Okinawa Milk Tea with Pearls is a runaway best-seller. The best thing about it? It has low sugar content.
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Basti’s Brew’s 15th Year Anniversary

Written by Ria Jose

Pizzas by Basti's Brew: Chicken Pesto, Spicy Gambas, and Spanish Sardines

Pizzas by Basti’s Brew: Chicken Pesto, Spicy Gambas, and Spanish Sardines

One of Davao’s pioneering homegrown coffeeshops has celebrated another milestone. Basti’s Brew celebrated their 15th Year Anniversary on October 10, 2014. Owners Randall Ong and Vanessa Ong celebrated the occasion with a lunch with Davao Bloggers. For Basti’s Brew’s 15th Year Anniversary, they re-introduced and highlighted all the best-selling dishes that has made them popular over the years.

In the midst stiff competition and the influx of international chains, Basti’s Brew has remained as one of the go-to coffeeshops in Davao City. This is primarily due to three reasons: good coffee, delicious comfort food for snacks and meals, and a cozy ambiance.

Check out some of their best-sellers.

Carroza by Basti's Brew

Carroza by Basti’s Brew

Pastas by Basti's Brew: Tuna Pesto and Creamy Pesto Linguine

Pastas by Basti’s Brew: Tuna Pesto and Creamy Pesto Linguine


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DFAT 2011 Sponsor: Cafe Demitasse

Written by Ria Jose

Cafe Demitasse

Cafe Demitasse

Serving up coffee and desserts for our Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2011 (DFAT) participants is Cafe Demitasse.

Cafe Demitasse is one of the favorite venues for hanging out and official business, not just for local bloggers, but for a lot of yuppies and even families, as well. Cafe Demitasse serves remarkable coffee and delicious dishes and desserts that will surely delight our participants.
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