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Monday, October 26, 2015

Have your #LondonStyle coffee at Costa BGC

I once dined in at Costa Abu Dhabi Al Wahda Mall UAE 3 years ago, it was an excellent coffee experience as I got the classic smooth taste of  Flat White of Britain's famous coffee shop. Flat white is their bestseller because of its velvety, smooth texture which is not frothy because the milk is blended into three espresso shots. When I went home after a brief stint at UAE, I missed my flat white but since the PH is not third country anymore we were lucky enough to have Costa's franchise and open up three Costa branches one after the other.  The latest Costa branch is located at One World Place, BGC. 

Costa's interiors remind me of London and Spice Girls with their signature red phone booth and cozy Britain's sofa which is stained proof in case you spill your flat white, americanos or lattes there. The place caters to the trendier young professionals and coffee lovers out there who opt for the  #LondonStyle.

There are other options aside from their bestseller Flat White and or Caramella. If youre a tea-kind of person, a tea is a welcome sight to those who love theirs hot or cold.  Cakes like Red Velvet is the best pair to your flat white coffee and in my case, my brewed lemon tea. 

Sandwiches, cookies and revel cakes are a must-order when you visit the place. Discover your best pairing and dine in #LondonStyle.

It was a cold London afternoon in 1971 when two brothers, Bruno and Sergio Costa, decided to create something truly remarkable. Their love for premium coffee led them to sell their product to local caterers and soon after, to open their very first café.

Since then, Costa has become a leading global coffee shop brand with over 40 years of expertise. Our irresistible coffee is served in over 3,000 Costa stores around the world. The Costa brothers’ dream was to bring irresistible coffee and community spirit to the people of London – today the vision is bold and simple. To be the world’s favorite coffee shop brand…and this legacy has finally arrived on Philippine shores.

The art of coffee
The Costa brothers created their own unique blend of coffee, a combination of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. They called this smooth, round but rich tastes, the Mocha Italia and the blend became a closely guarded secret.  To this day, Costa Coffee remains true to the original Mocha Italia recipe, which is still slow-roasted in the Old Paradise Street Roastery in London.

Costa coffees are all handcrafted and espresso based, giving each specialty, like Flat White, the Mocha Italia aroma and body only a proper cup of coffee should have.

Costa employs Master Genarro Peliccia as their official Coffee Master. Master Genarro is responsible for ensuring the taste that Costa is known and loved for remains consistent in every Costa cafe, so much so that his tongue was once insured for GBP 10 Million.

Barista of the Year
To celebrate Costa Coffee’s commitment to serving only the finest brews, a worldwide competition is held every year, where Costa Coffee baristas from every country compete to showcase the skills they have learned to make the best speciality drinks. This year, the Philippines is finally able to take part.

The competition, which started on October 6 held its final leg on the 26th of the same month, where the winners from Costa Coffee Eastwood and Costa Coffee Robinsons Place Manila competed for the chance to represent the country next year in Singapore.

Where art meets coffee: BGC
The finals were held during the opening of Costa Coffee’s third store in the stunning Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila. Cara Manglapus treated guests to her musical renditions of British classics, as they snacked on perfect coffee pairings, which includes pastries made especially for Costa Coffee Philippines.  Invitees spent the afternoon #LondonStyle as they were immersed in the different sights and sounds of what it would be like to have high coffee in the world’s cultural capital.

Costa Coffee has also opened branches in Eastwood and Robinsons Place Manila.

To anticipate Costa Coffee’s BGC store opening, Costa Coffee will be having a special promotional offer on October 27: Order your Mocha Frostino with a British Accent and get it for free from 10am-12nn of opening day!

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