Thursday, August 22, 2013

Coffee Workshop on September

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Free Coffee Appreciation Workshop with our barista mentor and friend, Lanz Mirondo, on September 23, Monday, 9 AM to 1 PM. For more info, contact 0906-4550522 or LIKE us on Facebook: Cafe Antonio.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Philippine Barista Challenge 2013 Elims & Gabes Torres' Album Launch

* July 25 - The Philippine Barista Challenge 2013 NCR eliminations was held at the Philippine Barista and Coffee Academy. Eva "Dada" Igdanes represented the cafe in this competition, carrying our new name for the first time! Jaycee Martinez, owner and roaster of Luca and Tosh Coffee Lab (the source of our freshly roasted specialty coffees!), also joined the competition together with Larry Lloyd Andrada of Kuppa Roastery (yup, he's the "Larry" in our delicious Larry Blend roasted by Jaycee!). We're also glad to meet old and new barista friends during the competition. It's too bad we weren't able to watch the finals during the WOFEX. Congratulations to Larry and Miko Simangan!

Dada pulling an espresso shot

The competitors

Jaycee Martinez of Luca and Tosh Coffee Lab

Our new barista friends!

* July 27 - Gabes Torres' second album launch was a complete success! Amazing amazing performances from the front acts (Laika, Paula, Coy, and Althea) and Gabes and her amazing band. It's been awhile since I've watched a gig of any kind. "Wonder" brought back memories of Cafe Antonio Sessions back in LB Square. "Wonder" by Gabes Torres is available at the cafe. Proceeds will go to an orphanage called Bahay Tuluyan in Victoria, Laguna. 

Gabes Torres and her Osam Band


The jam-packed crowd

Coy Nazario all the way from Bulacan!

Paula Cosico

Laika Concepcion

Album for sale at the cafe!