In Manila again and made a beeline back to my favourite coffee shop. What a disappointment to find the previous crew gone and the latest guys not quite up to the same standard. My cappuccino was lukewarm with little to no foam. The strength and flavour were fine but the execution was a letdown. Shame. There are actually quite a few strong performers on the Coffee scene in Manila now. I’ll be revisiting them over the next few weeks.
This is the satellite store- more of a hole in the wall than a sit down and linger experience. No single origin available- just a blend (Woolloomooloo). Beautiful thick chocolaty espresso. Really nicely textured milk in the flat white and cortado. Very friendly baristas.
Well, thank goodness for Beanhunter, (yet again)! Never would have found this little gem otherwise, Manila is a tough gig for a well travelled coffee snob but these guys are doing it well. Extraction and temperature were all spot on! Foam on my cappuccino was smooth and creamy but a little skimpy in depth. The flavor was smooth and creamy with no hint of bitterness but the strength just a touch less than perfect for me. Having said all that, it's the best I've had in two trips to Manila so I will definitely be back!
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