Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pinoy Coffee Mug Tuesday: Show Off Your Coffee Mugs (14th Mug)


Pinoy coffee mug image

This is a great coffee mug and a funny one too because it shows the evolution of man and at the end Lapu Lapu stops and looks at his back as if saying "Why are you following me???" The evolution ends with Lapu Lapu! Nice!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pinoy Coffee Video Thursday #12: Piolo and Angel for San Mig Coffee


Here in this commercial we see two of the most popular stars in the Philippines today and they're Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin. They're endorsing a coffee product, San Mig Coffee, by one of biggest companies in the Philippines which is San Miguel Corporation. As everyone knows they're the makers of world known San Miguel Beer and local brand Magnolia.

San Mig Coffee is relatively new and they're trying to penetrate the coffee market here in the Philippines. Getting two of the most popular endorsers is a good strategy but would that be enough? Nescafe seems to have been around for at least three decades and has been strong in holding on to the number 1 spot. It would take lots of great marketing for San Mig Coffee to reach number 1 but if they're happy with just a small chunk of the market then I think they've done just fine.

I must admit that I haven't tasted San Mig coffee even if they've been in the market for over a year now. Why? Because I feel weird drinking coffee that's named similar to its beer, San Miguel. Anyone of you who has tasted this coffee let us know. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pinoy Coffee Mug Tuesday: Show Off Your Coffee Mugs (13th Mug)


Barako Coffee Mug Image

This is the Barako Mug by the emanila store in cafepress.com. They do have a lot of creative items in their store and they have something going there by using the word barako. It would be nicer if the mug fit the word barako more. I mean barako, as we know, is Coffee Liberica in the Philippines and it is known for its strong taste, powerful body and pungent odor. It is also often related to male strength and "machismo" that's why it would have been nice if the mug didn't look this smooth. Maybe something with a more rough texture will do. Nevertheless, it's still a creative idea to put barako in the mug and help promote it.

Interested in helping save the barako? Click here

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pinoy Coffee Video Thursday #11: Bamboo for Nescafe


If you've noticed, most of the videos here are from Nescafe. Why? Because they do create wonderful commercial with catchy songs. Here's another Nescafe Coffee commercial with Bamboo singing. Nescafe sure knows how to get the bands/singers who are really popular. It's now wonder they're one of the most popular coffee brands here in the Philippines. Enjoy! One good day coming up!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

List of Melamine-free milk products


milk image picture

Milk goes well with coffee and as coffee lovers we have to make sure that what we put in our coffee is safe and melamine-free. As of October 13, 2008 here is a list done by the Philippines' Bureau of Food and Drugs of the latest milk products that tested negative for melamine:

1. Anchor Fresh Milk
2. Caidenly Biscuits (Milk Flavor)
3. Candyman Kendi Mint Chocolate Filled Center
4. Candyman Vi-Va Caramel Sweets Chocolate Filled Center
5. Dairy Champ Evaporada
6. DongGuan Bairong Chocolate Cream Biscuits
7. DongGuan Wanjiang Wan Fu Papaya Cookie
8. DongGuan Bairong Apple Biscuits
9. DongGuan Golden Paddyfield Giadenjy Biscuits
10. DongGuan Golden Paddyfield Little Biscuits
11. DongGuan Mayong Guang Feng Food
12. Engtian Layer Biscuits
13. Eugnitan Layer Biscuits
14. F&N Blue Cow Condensada
15. F&N Daisy Condensada
16. Farmhouse Skimmed Milk Powder
17. Fat & Thin Milky Soya Drink
18. Fudielai Biscuits
19. Keko Candy
20. Kyoto Cookies
21. Liu Wei Bang Lollipop Candy
22. M&M's Minis Chocolate Candies
23. Mai Wei Su Cookies
24. Milky Soya Milk Drink (Chocolate)
25. Milky Soya Milk Drink (Green Apple)
26. Milky Soya Milk Drink (Melon)
27. Milky Soya Milk Drink (Sweet Corn)
28. Pengtian Thin Cracker
29. Pokka Soy 4 U Soy Bean Drink
30. Prime Roast Calcium Enriched Nutritious Cereal
31. Prime Roast Oligosacharide Nutritious Cereal
32. Sally Sikaoqi Milk Candy
33. Sally Sikaoqi Coffee Candy
34. Sukacita Little Bear Biscuits (Chocolate flavor)
35. Suntree Coffee Candy
36. Tiong Hwa Soya Milk (unsweetened)
37. Vitasoy Calci Plus Healthy Soya Drink (Low Sugar Hi-Calcium Low Fat Cholesterol Free)
38. Yeo's Drink
39. Zhen Xin Sandwich Biscuits
40. Zhongshan Lewwa Food Jelly (Pudding)
41. Zhongshan Meihua Butter with Filling Cake

There are still more to be tested so let's wait for the results. For milk lovers out there, be sure to know what you are taking in. As they say it is better safe than sorry.

Have a great day!

Picture by: tanakawho

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pinoy Coffee Mug Tuesday: Show Off Your Coffee Mugs (12th Mug)


As I was looking for coffee mugs around the net, I came across this photo blog by Aries. He has this photography project called Project 52 where he shoots 52 photos in 52 weeks. Great idea huh? Here are some of the pictures he has and luckily they're coffee mugs from Starbucks Philippines - a great fit for Pinoy Coffee Tickle. Enjoy!

Starbucks Manila Coffee Mug

Starbucks Mini City Coffee Mugs 2008
(Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Tagaytay)

Hope you liked the mugs and the pictures. Please visit his site to know more about his works. Thanks Aries for the wonderful pictures. Great job!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pinoy Coffee Video Thursday #10: Coffee in the Philippines


This is a very informative video by GMA7 where they show coffee in three parts: a woman who drinks 10 cups a day (that is what she claims), a cupping expert who explains how there are different types of coffee beans here in the Philippines and last is interview with the owner of Figaro (Pacita Juan) as she explains the coffee industry here in the Philippines and how every Filipino can help support it.

They formed Kape Isla where they showcase different coffee products/brands from around the Philippines. You may purchase your local beans in their Serendra branch to show your support to our coffee industry.

Filipinos are really coffee drinkers and according to the video even the production of coffee beans here can't supply the demand within the country. We will have to plant more and plant more if we are hoping to supply our demand and those of other countries.