[Giveaway Alert] Alert Bo’s Coffee Introduces Philippine Origins Coffee Beans

Bo’s Coffee Introduces Philippine Origins Coffee Beans

Bo's Coffee

Did you know that Philippines produces coffee? Not only that, but did you know that Philippines produces the high quality coffee beans called Arabica?.

Steve Benitez - Bo's Coffee Founder

This was one of the things I learned when I attended a mini event hosted by Bo’s Coffee and Steve Benitez (founder / CEO of Bo’s coffee). The brand name of these locally produced Arabica beans were called Philippine Origins.

Bo's Coffee Philippine Origins Coffee

Currently there are four different types of Philippine Origins Coffee (Benquet, Sagada, Mt. Matutum and Mt Kitanglad). Their name reflects the place where the coffee beans were grown and harvested. An interesting fact about these coffee variants is that even though they are Arabica beans, they still have distinct flavors which you can attribute to where they came from.

Bo's Coffee - Event - Coffee Cupping

To elaborate further on the differences, Mr. Steve started a coffee cupping activity. It is like a taste test for coffee where you would judge the coffee based on its aroma (as a bean and as brewed coffee), taste, after taste and many more factors. He told us that in order to do cupping, you should definitely take your time in taking sips of the coffee (e.g. sip it like the Japanese does by making a noisy slurp). Let the coffee fill your mouth and enjoy the feeling before swallowing (don’t gargle it btw). Take note of everything you noticed, drink water to flush your taste buds and repeat with another cup.

Bo's Coffee - Event - Pour Over Method

Bo's Coffee - Event - Pour Over Method Procedure

Each coffee cup that we had was made through the pour over method. It is a manual way of brewing coffee that requires precise measurements for the amount of hot water (e.g. 170ml) and coffee beans (10 grams). A coffee filter is placed inside a V60 cone (similar to a funnel) and this V60 is placed on top of your cup. After adding the grounded coffee beans, hot water is gently poured in a circular motion. This method of brewing would produce an “intense and aromatic cup of coffee” and it is the suggested method when drinking the Philippine Origins Arabica Beans.

Bo's Coffee - Tuna Sandwich

Bo's Coffee - Butterscotch and Revel Bar

After the demo, we were given sandwiches (e.g. tuna, BLT or ham) and desserts (e.g. revel bar and butterscotch) to end the event. I learned a lot during this event and I was amazed to know that Bo’s Coffee is committed to helping our local coffee farmers and our coffee industry. Who knows that with abundant harvests, we will become one of the exporters of Arabica coffee beans that’s proudly grown from the Philippines.

The Philippine Origins Arabica beans are currently available at the following branches: Bonifacio High Street, Glorietta 5, SM Mall of Asia, Newport, Galleria, SM North Edsa, NAIA1, Jupiter Makati, Solenad and Megamall. Although sometimes, some may not be available due to lack of supply. In certain branches, Bo’s Coffee also offers a demo of the pour over method. It is a delight to see how the coffee you are drinking now was made.

Disclosure: Bo’s Coffee paid for our meal

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Raffle duration: June 20 to June 27, 2013

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Till next time,


Bo’s Coffee Club
Glorietta 5
2/F Glorietta 5, Ayala Ave.
Ayala Center, Makati
(02) 403-4371

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  1. i super love the White Chocolate Mocha!!!
    Clarinda Santiago

  2. Philippine Origins Arabica beans :D
    Lee Ian Magpantay

  3. Shielah Samonte says:

    I Love the Espresso Crumble!
    Shielah Samonte

  4. i would like to try the espresso crumble

    sherry ann gole cruz

  5. May Ongsioco says:

    i love the white chocolate mocha
    may ongsioco

  6. Mauricio Camacho says:

    Arabica the best coffee in town!
    Mauricio Camacho

  7. Gemar Chico says:

    I Love the Coffee Jelly Froccino Primo
    Gemar Chico

  8. Carol says:

    white chocolate mocha

    Carol E.

  9. Harold Kimm Isaguirre says:

    My favorite Caramelo ♥

    Harold Kimm Isaguirre

  10. Agnes Dela Cruz says:

    I want to try any coffee drink it has to offer. The Sagada Coffee sounds interesting

  11. I want to try the White Chocolate Mocha

    Roselle Labitad
    san2_adecer ( a t ) yahoo ( d o t ) com

  12. abigail ong says:

    expresso crumble froccino primo

  13. Say says:

    I want to try the White Chocolate Mocha and The Sagada Coffee,please!
    Say Yap

  14. Robert Jonathan Chan says:

    I love the Espresso crumble, love to try their Hungarian sausage, egg and pancakde

    Robert Jonathan Chan

  15. I want to try the White Chocolate Mocha and espresso crumble

    leo garcia

  16. I want to try out their Chocolate Chips! @_@

    Ma. Elinor Semira
    elinorsemira0124 at gmail dot com

  17. Margaret Chan says:

    I love their Esspresso crumble and would like to try their breakfast offering

    Margaret Chan

  18. Vicenta says:

    I tried Mallow Fudge Brownie and premium hot chocolate :)
    Vicenta C.Rada

  19. Riel Corpuz says:

    Who can resist on the Oreo (Froccino Primo) !? :D

    Riel Corpuz

  20. I love the Espresso Crumble froccino primo

    Jim Marlon A. Macaraeg

  21. Rhozallino Ramones says:

    I want to try out their Froccino Primo – White Chocolate Mocha with Bolognese Pasta

    Name: Rhozallino Ramones
    Email: senomarj@gmail.com

  22. kirsten san juan says:

    Bo’s White Chocolate Mocha is super yummy!

    Kirsten Allysandra San Juan

  23. I want to try their tasty sandwiches. :)

    Jose Lorenzo Manongsong

  24. Leonise Joie Lacson says:

    Espresso Crumble froccino primo the best! :))

    Leonise Joie Lacson

  25. Abigail Sy says:

    I like the Caffe Caramel Latte!
    Abigail Sy

  26. Marizza Domingo says:

    I want to try their BLT sandwich, aside from the coffee of course. :)

    Name: Marizza Domingo
    Email: modomingo@yahoo.com

    Thank you! :)

  27. I want to try there Espresso Crumble froccino primo. ♥

    Name: Czar Llenos
    Email: czarllenos7@gmail.com

  28. Id like to try Bo’s Coffee Froccino Primo Oreo and Oreo Cheesecake

    Francis Falucho

  29. I would love to try their Oreo Froccino! :)

    Charlene Clara Dominguez

  30. I want to try their TUNA SANDWICH! :)
    Girlie Camungay

  31. Id like to try their Revel Bar which looks so tempting
    Jagger Camungay

  32. Butterscotch! Looks so yummy and sweety!
    Anita Camungay

  33. I like to try their BLT sandwich, very perfect to their coffee
    Warren Alulod

  34. kirsten san juan says:

    I love Bo’s Coffee’s White Chocolate Mocha!

    Kirsten Allysandra San Juan

  35. Theresa Cruz-Escaros says:

    Chocolate Chips Froccino Primo.
    Theresa Cruz-Escaros

  36. Cecily Ng says:

    I love to try Bo’s Coffee’s White Chocolate Mocha!!

    Cecily Ng

  37. Allan Reyes says:

    I love to try Bo’s Coffee’s White Chocolate Mocha.

    Allan Reyes

  38. I super love the Coffee Jelly Froccino Primo!

    Zarah Loteria

  39. Maria Christina Pena says:

    I like to try their White Chocolate Mocha…
    Maria Christina Pena

  40. Rachel Canales says:

    i want to try the Coffee Jelly Froccino Primo

    Rachel Canales

  41. i would like to try their white chocolate mocha!
    wendy rose santillan

  42. Jenny Esplana says:

    I would like to try their delicious White Chocolate mocha and I love their Butterscotch Coffee.

    Jenny P. Esplana

  43. Espresso Crumble Froccino Primo
    Ronalyn Nunag

  44. Mark Oliveros says:

    I haven’t been to Bo’s so I guess I would like to try anything for the first time.

    Mark Oliveros

  45. Arjayssa Reyes says:

    I love the Coffee Jelly Froccino Primo!

  46. Arjayssa Reyes says:

    I love the Coffee Jelly Froccino Primo!

    Arjayssa Reyes

  47. I love the caramel latte and i want to try white chocolate mocha soon! ;D

    Maria May Ochea

  48. cherry says:

    froccino primo coffee jelly

    cherry tan

  49. I would like to try their sandwiches

    Maria Christina Gumatay

  50. i would like to try their coffee jelly :)

    arra odeza

  51. Don Balboa says:

    Wish to try out Aged Earl Grey
    Don Balboa

  52. I would love to try your WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA!!! :)

    Sophie Miles Ng

  53. Chona Gomba says:

    I’d like to try Oroe Froccino Primo

    Chona Gomba

  54. What’s your favorite drink at Bo’s Coffee or what would want to try out?

    Answer: My favorite drink at Bo’s coffee is cappucino.


  55. joshua paul perry says:

    i like to try chocolate mocha.

    joshua paul perry

  56. I want to try white chocolate mocha and caramel latte :)
    Liberty Floro

  57. I’d like to try white chocolate mocha.

    Monnette U Lopez

  58. Matt says:

    White Choco Mocha

    Matt Pua

  59. MA. VANESA MEDALLA says:


    Answer:I would love to try their sandwiches, looks very delicious..

  60. I love anything Vanilla, so Vanilla Freeze for me

  61. I love anything Vanilla, so Vanilla Freeze for me
    Alston Cue

  62. Want to try the White Chocolate Mocha

    Belinda B. Ibañez

  63. shiela marie fillartos says:

    shiela marie fillartos

  64. Ma. Clarice Lao says:

    Vanilla Freeze is love!

    Ma. Clarice Lao

  65. Mae Ann Reyes says:

    Mae Ann Reyes
    I would like to try their best selling coffee

  66. I only order the coffee crumble at bo’s it is by far the best!

    stacy liong

  67. Ariel Abella says:

    my favorite Caramel macchiato or any as well as coffee with caramel..

    Ariel Abella

  68. I would love to try WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA!!! :)

    Emilie P. Udasco

  69. Rica Rodriguez says:

    I love coffee, and I am happy to know that the owner of this coffee shop is Filipino yet the quality of their coffee’s high-class. :)

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