Coffee & owl are two things that I certainly love, so when I got invited to the launch of Owl coffee I was ecstatic! I’ve heard about Owl coffee from my fellow SoMom Michelle of My Mom Friday. She even gave me samples to try, which were gone in a matter of days. I loved it so much that its one of the things I always look for during my grocery visits.
Owl Coffee & Tea’s official media launch here in Manila was an opportunity for me to learn more not only about the brand, but also about coffee and how it is made.
All photos are courtesy of Michelle. I had taken photos using my camera but since I was with lil’ Mr. GJG, my photos didmn’t turn out as nice as Michelle’s. Mine are blurry and out of focus as lil’ Mr. GJG wanted to take photos himself!
This basketful of Owl coffee was starring back at me. We were made to choose which one we would want to try and being the indecisive person that I am, especially when I’m given more than two options, it took me forever to choose. Eventually, I tried the Gula Melaka variant (right frontmost) and it was delicious. Strong coffee drinkers may find this a bit sweet as it uses palm sugar but since I like sweets, I find it just right.
DJ Tony Toni hosted the event. He mentioned how it is today, that people tend to hang out and build relationships over a cup of coffee. The term, cocol was brought up. It means, coffee coffee lang. Too funny!
Robert Francisco, a coffee connoisseur briefly talked about some interesting facts about coffee. He also concocted Cookies and Cream Coffee as a well as Choc-Nut Coffee using some of the Owl variants.
Did you know?
Each coffee berry has two beans inside and a cluster of coffee berries doesn’t mature together so harvesting is done manually.
A ripe coffee berry presents a red color while unripe one is green.
It usually takes one year for coffee farmers to harvest and process ripe coffee berries. Robusta being the most commonly used variety of coffee, while there are other variants such as Arabica, Liberica and Excelsa to name a few.
There are two process to make a decaffeinated coffee- water & chemical.
Did you know that Pinoys are coffee drinkers? So much so that we have to import coffee to cover the increasing demand. Surprisingly, while many of us think that coffee is acidic, it isn’t. The acidity comes from our stomach’s reaction to it. As for the famous Alamid coffee, the taste depends on the civet cat’s diet as what it ingest would determine the outcome of the Alamid coffee flavor.
Mona Chua, Marvin Hung, and Kerwin Wong of Transaxion Unlimited, the exclusive importer and distributor of Owl coffee & tea.
Owl has been brewing fine coffee since 1956. Its longevity and market success is a testament to its vast expertise and attention to detail in making the perfect coffee brew.Owing to its unique location along the straits of Malacca between Java and Penang, Owl is in the heart of one of the best coffee growing regions in the world. With Owl, you’re going to enjoy a great cup of coffee each and every time. – Kerwin Wong, CEO of Transaxion UnlimitedOwl Coffee Variants:3-in-1 Coffee Strong3-in-1 Regular Low FatKopi Tiam Roast Selection (Kopi Siew Dai & Kopi-C)Nanyang White Coffee (White Coffee with Creamer and Sugar & White Coffee Gula Melaka)Owl Coffee Tea Variants:Teh TarikGinger Tea with HoneyOwl Coffee and Tea are available at leading supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenience stores nationwide. (such as Makati Supermart, Metro Market, Puregold, Robinson’s, Rustan’s, Shoppers Mart, Shopwise, SM Supermarket, Unimart, Little Store and 711)