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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite



I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

My first taste of Costa Coffee in a new opened store in BGC

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

I finally tried and tasted Costa Coffee, its one of the most talked about coffee store ever since they opened their 1st store branch in Eastwood City and then their 2nd store in Robinsons Manila, and now I finally got a chance to try it at their new opened 3rd branch here in One World Place building in 32nd St. corner 9th ave. in BGC.

I got some chances to try during the 1st store opening but the location is too far from my route and its hard to commute going in Eastwood City if you are coming from the South. I was hoping to try it in their 2nd branch in Robinsons Manila, but most of my activities are usually happening in Makati, BGC and Ortigas. I just can’t get myself away from EDSA because it’s the only route that I can take when Im going home, so even if its traffic, Im very comfortable when Im in EDSA, so I guess that the 1st two branches are not for us Southerners, but we’re now glad that a store in BGC is now open and many coffee fans are starting to ignite again the Costa Coffee craze because there’s a branch near our location.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

I’m so curious why its so popular to coffee fans here in the Philippines, maybe because Costa Coffee is the number 1 coffee store in the U.K. and their imported coffee beans are roasted directly from their land. Its much more different from the roasting of beans in the USA but I need more info if there’s a difference of taste and preparation of a UK coffee.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

At their media and opening day in BGC, I got this photo after I finish my cake and I thought that it will be posted on their Facebook but its actually for a take home photo print hahahah. That’s me on my 38 years of age and with the 24 year old looking Annalyn Jusay hahahaa.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

Costa Coffee branch in BGC is very cute, hip and eye candy. Their display and fixtures are all UK-ish. That telephone booth reminds me of a sci fi series and that couch reminds me of the Spice Girls hahaha.

I guess that people are going crazy with Costa Coffee because it’s a new thing for us to that came from the UK.

I’m still puzzled about the distinct taste of their food and coffee, Im sure there’s something that I need to discover. I’m going to find out soon after a personal visit in their BGC store.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

Its my first time to attend an open bar in a coffee store, for their opening day they told me that I can order anything I want…for FREE.. OMGGGGGG

I don’t know what should I order that day because Im not familiar with their offerings and what’s the best seller. Jeman told me to try this Original London Cheesecake and that Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, for the coffee, Im a bit clueless because I need to pick one, or two or three drinks to try and discover their unique taste.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

So While I line up at the counter….I started to ogle the display window of their food
Im thinking what if I order the same order of the person infront of me at the counter hahaha.
She ordered all the food displayed…but I don’t want to punish myself eat all of it..but I need to be more smart, because I want to enjoy the food bit by bit.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

And that Blueberry muffin is an apple of my eye…. see that glorious muffin with blueberry fruit on top…
and Im very happy with it… I took it home and ate it for my breakfast…. Im going back for this muffin

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

Each coffee store have their own title or label for their cold beverages, here in Costa Coffee, they call it as Frostino.

And yeah..I ordered that Double Chocolate Frostino… its good…. but I suggest pair it with a non choco cake.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

Wow…their espresso machine is one eye catchy…

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

RJ Ledesma hosted the event program and after that I hear all the British guest from Costa Coffee talks on the mic and I felt that Im watching a marathon of Harry Potter movie.. hahaha.. The Younghusbands are there too and add more Harry Potterish vibe.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

My view from my table.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

Oh there’s the time machine! hahahaha

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

Barista in action.
Two barista from Costa Coffee branches in Manila did a live competition of who’s the fastest and the most perfect preparation of hot coffee latte for the event guest.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

London Bus paper toy….. displayed in all table.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

Costa Coffee Philippines’ treat this Halloween season.
Its available now in their store.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

And here’s my Blueberry muffin…ohh so glorious…..
I got the bad move to place this on our ref, but it tasted more good when its cold..Imma gonna do it again hahaha.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

The London cheese cake ran out of stock…… so they served me this cheesy cake….its good…and It’s a good pair to my Strawberry Frostino.

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

Cheers to Costa Coffee Philippines for their 3rd branch here in the Philippines….
btw, that’s my Double Chocolate Frostino

Costa Coffee Philippines store opening in BGC

And ohhh I super love their Strawberry Frostino…. ok na ok ang taste…

Next….. try their hot coffee…Im hearing about some good reviews about their hot beverage.I will try that soon.

For news and update about Costa Coffee Philippines, check and follow them at Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CostaCoffeePH


The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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