SHOOR’s Guide to Local Coffee Brands and Brews
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SHOOR’s Guide to Local Coffee Brands and Brews

Stuck at home, everyone’s missing their favorite cafés, morning pick-me-ups, and rainy day go-tos. We find ourselves constantly Googling “coffee shop near me” in an effort to recapture the magic of our favorite joint kilometers away only to see the same big-name cafés again and again. Our caffeine options may be limited by the ever-changing lockdown, but don’t fret! Not only are we bringing you unique online experiences to enjoy at home, our coffee guide also serves up a showcase of small businesses and local coffee brands dedicated to delivering top-notch quality coffee straight to your doorstep.

1. Candid Coffee

One peep at Candid Coffee’s Instagram will have your mouth watering. The mobile coffee connoisseurs offer a wide selection of ready-to-drink brews and freshly roasted beans that’ll appeal to casual sippers and enthusiasts alike. Their bright but balanced Honey Cereal blend is a definite must-try!

2. Firefly Coffee

Dubbing themselves “your neighborhood specialty coffee provider,” no other description seems more fitting for this coffee house. Not only do they sell cold brews, dirty cookies, and beans by the bag, they also wholesale their roasts, so you can kick-start your own homebrew business! Check them out on Instagram @fireflycoffee.ph.

3. Common Folk

Common Folk is a local favorite for Katipunan-based coffee-lovers. The cozy atmosphere and delicious coffee make the coffee bar a sanctuary for anyone looking for a good cup of joe. Now, they’re bringing Katipunan comfort to you! You can have a bag of beans delivered to your home, or you can opt to go for the full experience with a full meal to start the day right. The Big Breakfast plus an iced mocha with Oatly oat milk is a killer combo.

4. The Good Cup Coffee Co.

Perfect for hardcore coffee lovers and enthusiasts out there, The Good Cup Coffee Co. is home to the 2019-20 back-to-back Philippine Brewers Cup Champions. They’re a Cebu-based company, but they have no problem serving caffeine-cravers nationwide and globally! Go ahead and treat yourself to their competition series beans. The El Puente Gesha, a delectably fruity roast, is a crowd-favorite.

5. The Curator

The Curator has been named one of Asia’s 50 best bars by William Reed Business Media every year since 2016, and 2020 saw them claim the crown as the Philippines’ Best Bar. Not only do they deliver coffee—blends, single origin roasts, and ready-to-drink—but they also serve the finest cocktails! Check out their selection on Instagram @thecurator_, and you’re sure to find something for every morning and night of the week.

6. EDSA Beverage Design Group

EDSA Beverage Design Group will open up a world of what they call liquid cuisine to you and your taste buds. They really do have something for everyone: beans freshly ground for your brewing style, RTD brews, milk for your coffee, and even healthy drinks like kombucha and turmeric tonics! Head’s up: their menu will have you clicking “Add to Order” again and again and again.

7. Yardstick Coffee

Yardstick Coffee is another coffee shop with a strong local following, and for good reason. They’ve long been known as one of Makati’s hottest spots and, while this lockdown has everyone stuck at home, their momentum hasn’t slowed one bit as they’ve only expanded their customer base with door-to-door deliveries and lockdown-exclusives. They’ve also partnered with Manila Takeout to create merch with proceeds going to the partner-restaurants’ service teams. It’s good coffee being served by good people.

8. Bluesmith

This specialty coffee shop isn’t your average café. Bluesmith bolsters your breakfast with beverages sure to boost your mood and food, either frozen or freshly cooked, that you’ll keep coming back to. They offer only the best in coffee and comfort food at Bluesmith.

9. Alon ng Kape

Alex Lauan’s passion-project-turned-coffee-scene-darling, Alon ng Kape, is a one-man micro roastery you won’t be able to help but love. Attention to detail and no corners cut is Alex’s calling card as he even offers specialty water prepared just for coffee brewing! The unique ingredients according to their Instagram? Magnesium, Sodium, dasal. Order your bag of beans and bottle of water from Alon ng Kape, and taste the difference!

10. Connector Coffee

Looking for something completely different? Connector Coffee, as the name suggests, will connect you to some of the rarest and most sought-after roasts out there, local and international. Stay glued to their IG, @connectorcoffee, so you don’t miss out on any limited drops! Connector Coffee’s Bryan Garrido will always have something new for you.

 

Sophia Ramos

Sophia Ramos

Sophia Ramos is a communications specialist for SHOOR. An adventure-seeker, she's always on the look-out for new experiences. Sophia’s not-so-secret guilty pleasure is binge-watching cheesy rom-coms and K-dramas.
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GLOBE PREPAID Escape Room Challenge

Scope & Coverage, Mechanics, FAQs

 

  1. SCOPE & COVERAGE

Scope: This Escape Room challenge is open to customers who have vouchers or will purchase an access pass to the Virtual Hangouts: A Day Escape Room.

Promo Dates: 

  • The Escape Room Challenge will run from June 24 to July 31, 2021.
  • Escape Room Access is available for purchase from June 24 to July 31, 2021.

Mechanics: 

  • To join, customers must have a valid access to play the game at Shoor. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 
  • Customers must finish the escape room to qualify for the fastest elapsed time to escape. They are given 45-minutes to finish the game.
  • Whether the customer was able to finish or not, they are given unlimited tries within the promo period. 
  • Customers who won’t be able to finish the escape room will not qualify for the P10,000 worth of GCash credit.
  • The customer with the fastest elapsed completion time will win.

Prize:  Winner will receive PHP 10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Channels: 

 

  1. MECHANICS:

How to purchase an Escape Room Access:

  1. Customers can purchase access via SHOOR for PHP 400. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/
  2. Customers who have voucher codes can use their code in the “Coupon Code” box upon check-out.

How to play the Escape Room:

  1. Customers who have successfully purchased an access for the Escape Room will receive the link to the game.
  2. They are given 45-minutes to escape the room. They are given unlimited tries. 
  3. Once the customer finishes the room – their elapsed time will be recorded and they will automatically be part of the challenge.

Determination of Winners:

  1. Customers who have successfully finished the game will be prompted to input their email address at the end of the game. Their email address will be automatically recorded with their elapsed time. 
  2. Elapsed time will be recorded in minutes. 
  3. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared equally amongst all winners.

III. FAQs

What is the challenge all about?

The challenge is a promotional event for the movie “A Day” and is in partnership with Globe Virtual Hangouts. Customers who will finish the Escape Room can get a chance to be part of the leaderboard. The fastest to escape will win PHP10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Where can I register to join the challenge?

Customers to use their vouchers or can buy an access pass to the escape room for PHP 400 at Shoor https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 

Where can I find my elapsed time? 

Once a customer finishes the Escape Room, they will automatically receive their certificate with the elapsed time.

Until when can I try to join the Escape Room Challenge and have a chance at winning?

The Escape Room Challenge will start on June 24, 2021 and entries will be accepted until July 30, 2021. Completing the escape room outside of this date will no longer be eligible for the challenge.

How will I know if I won the challenge?

Globe team will notify the winner to get their details via email or SMS. The winner for the challenge will also be posted in the Globe’s social media channels.

What if 2 or more participants get a tie in the record?

The prize of P10,000 worth of GCash will be equally splitted to the winners.