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J.Co Opens its 44th Store at the SM City East Ortigas and Launches the Affogato Series

J.Co Donuts and Coffee recently opened its 44th store at the SM City East Ortigas, and perfectly celebrated it with the launch of the all-new premium Affogato Series.

We were amongst the privileged bunch who witnessed the formal launch of J.Co SM City East Ortigas. It was a perfect time of cooling down, with the intense summer heat seemingly getting turned up a notch by the day.


J.Co SM East Ortigas and Affogato Series

The all-new Affogato series couldn’t have been introduced at a more perfect time.  J.Co Donuts and Coffee knows how to have us all enjoy these delightful offerings in the midst of the intense summer heat.

A traditional affogato is a scoop of ice cream drowned in a shot of piping hot espresso. It is then either consumed as a mildly cold beverage or eaten like an espresso “soup”. Continue reading “J.Co Opens its 44th Store at the SM City East Ortigas and Launches the Affogato Series”

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Waking up with Daily Beans in Your Cup

After its soft opening during the recent holiday season, The Daily Beans Coffee Lounge in Antipolo has added more new features, an extensive variety of dishes, and a diversity of drinks ranging from coffee, tea, served either hot or iced, frappes to smoothies made from fresh fruits; each carefully brewed, blended and mixed to bring out the best soothing taste to compliment the Filipino palate.

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Coffee 101 during the Daily Beans Antipolo launch

#Barista101 at #TheDailyBeansAntipolo #siphoncoffee #caffeinated

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The baristas of The Daily Beans are skilled in the beautiful art of coffee. The intensive in-house barista training course under Gisela Amonoy (graduate, Barista & Coffee Academy of Asia and Barista Guild Asia – PH) is very much hands-on.

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Just like its mother store in Pililia, Rizal, The Daily Beans Antipolo has a homey feel, a friendly ambience, and a welcoming atmosphere. The four young men; Joshua Tarraya (Accountant), Dan Tarraya (Manpower Services), Jojit Restauro (Travel Sales Manager) and Francis Guanco (Creative Director), who are not only business partners but long-time friends, make sure that quality and sincere service are given to their guests and customers.

As an opening salvo for the grand launch this New Year, The Daily Beans offers a special limited promo for its growing clientele. For every P500 minimum purchase of any product, one gets a limited edition, original design T-shirt or coffee mug.


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The Daily Beans has a wide assortment of food and beverages to choose from their menu.  There are pastas such as Tuna Casserole, Chicken Pesto, spicy Caliente or the all-time popular Spaghetti Meatballs. In the snacks section, one has a choice of Clubhouse sandwiches, Sloppy Joe nachos, Cheese n’ Chips and salads, among others. All-day breakfast favorites Beef Tapa and Schublig Sausage come with free brewed coffee.

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Homemade pastries and cheesecakes of different variety with your beverage of choice are a must-try.

I especially loved the cakes in The Daily Beans! Perfectly goes with a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

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The Daily Beans Menu

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The Daily Beans is located in the ground floor of the EM Gems Bldg., right across Unciano Colleges along the L. Sumulong Memorial Circle in San Roque, Antipolo City. It opens daily – Mondays to Fridays from 9 am – 10 pm and on weekends, from 10 am – 11 pm.


The Daily Beans Coffee Lounge and Restaurant opens new branch in Antipolo in time for Christmas

With the remarkable success of its flagship store in Pililia, Rizal, four enterprising young men who have been friends since childhood have banded together as business partners, to open a new branch of The Daily Beans, a Coffee Lounge and Restaurant located in the bustling area of San Roque, Antipolo City, along the Sumulong Circumferential Road fronting Unciano Colleges.

The Daily Beans began its operation in 2011. According to the store’s proprietress, Sally Tarraya, the idea of putting up a coffee shop in the middle of a long road along Kilometer 56, Manila East Road in Barangay Hulo, Pililia Rizal, where daily commuters and travelers pass on their way to Caliraya Laguna, Quezon and other tourist destinations, was a smart move due to its ideally strategic location.

For the past 5 years, people of all ages have been frequenting this haven, where they can rest and chill while ordering their choices of freshly grinded coffee brewed and extracted on a daily basis, where they can select from Choco Java Chip and Mocha Peppermint Frappuccino, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha for their Hot Coffee, with their favorite pasta or cheesecakes. The store has become a part of the everyday lives of its customers.


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