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Bo’s Coffee introduces new Theo & Philo mocha coffee beverage

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Homegrown brands Bo’s Coffee and artisanal chocolate Theo & Philo join forces this Independence Day to create this limited edition drink

In fluke experiment, espresso quells rare genetic disease

Jun 11, 2019 - 7:47 AM

The parents of an 11-year-old boy with the rare genetic muscular disorder dyskinesia, carry out an accidental test that proves the efficacy of caffeine as a treatment of the disease

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LOOK: Thirsty? Starbucks Philippines launches two new limited edition drinks

Jun 01, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Both beverages will be available starting June 4

LOOK: A beautiful garden art café employs people with special needs

May 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Next time you're out of town, chill at Julyan's Coffee Spot, an autism awareness café near Crystal Beach, Zambales

Photo by Claire Madarang

China's Luckin raises $561 million as it hopes to topple Starbucks

May 17, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Chinese company, which will debut on the Nasdaq on Friday, May 17, sets its share price at $17, at the high end of the range it announced in May

LUCKIN COFFEE. Picture of a cup of coffee at a Luckin Coffee on January 14, 2019. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Luckin Coffee, Starbucks' rival in China, files for U.S. IPO

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Luckin estimates its offering size at $100 million in its filing Monday, April 22, with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. It notes the figure is only set to calculate registration fees.

LUCKIN IPO. A deliveryman carrying bags of coffee walks out a Luckin Coffee in Beijing on August 2, 2018. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Barista Michael Harris Conlin to represent PH in World Barista Championship 2019

Apr 13, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Our National Barista Champ of 2019 will showcase the debut in the international competition of local beans from Itogon, Benguet

2 workers killed, 2 wounded in Cebu coffee shop shooting

Apr 11, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines condemns the 'culture of killing and impunity' that emboldened the killers. One of the fatalities is a campus journalist.

LIST: Your guide to 3-in-1 coffees in the Philippines

Apr 01, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Which is your favorite?

Apple brings first iMac refresh in almost 2 years

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Intel's latest processors finally come to the iMac

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Coffee clash brewing in China: Startup Luckin takes on Starbucks

Jan 28, 2019 - 12:14 PM

The Chinese upstart is burning through millions of dollars to lure customers with steep discounts, challenging Starbucks' dominance by targeting office workers and students who prefer to have their java on-the-go or delivered to their doorstep

A real roasting: Coffee startup Luckin set to overtake Starbucks in China

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Just a year in the business, Luckin Coffee will open 2,500 stores this year to dislodge Starbucks and become China's largest coffee chain

A deliveryman carrying bags of coffee walks out a Luckin Coffee in Beijing on August 2, 2018. Starbucks on August 2 announced a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba that will give the US coffee giant greater access to China's growing food-delivery market as it faces increased competition from local firms. WANG ZHAO / AFP

Starbucks' expansion runs out of steam in South Africa

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Taste Holdings, the local licensee of Starbucks in South Africa, struggles to control operational costs and debt

Hundreds of people queue during the official opening of South Africa's first Starbucks store, also the US coffeehouse chain's first store in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Johannesburg on April 21, 2016. (Photo by GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP)

Malongo Atelier Barista offers fair-trade coffee and teas

Dec 14, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Enjoy different filtration and brewing methods, single-origin coffee beans, tea brews, crepes, and a taste of French heritage here

Single Origin has something for everyone

Nov 06, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Single Origin is also known for its generously portioned comfort food and craft cocktails, beer and wine selections

WINDOW DRESSING. Single Origin has branches in Greenbelt 3, BGC and Rockwell. Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

Coffee industry pioneers honored for achievements

Nov 04, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The 1st Coffee Cup of Distinction Awards are handed out to those who have set standards and inspired new players in the coffee industry

Photo from the Philippine Coffee Board's Facebook page

The coffee lover's guide to single-origin coffee

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:30 AM

From Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Indonesia to India, it's the single-origin coffee guide you’ve bean waiting for!

Women in coffee: Their roles, triumphs, and challenges

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Meet 4 women who share their love for coffee this Philippine Coffee Month

WOMEN IN COFFEE. (From left) Meet Jenn, Iana, Vian and Bea. Photos courtesy of Goldweene Quetulio and Keith Dador

Here’s how you can get free Starbucks for a year

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Getting a planner or travel organizer? Might as well get a chance to win free Starbucks drinks for a year too.

Image courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

Inside the 2019 Giving Journal by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:05 AM

This year's theme is "Live Generously," with artworks produced by local artists

LIST: Where to get a fresh cup of coffee for under P100 in Metro Manila

Oct 04, 2018 - 5:30 AM

Which affordable coffee find do you have a latte love for?

Starbucks coffee will now cost you more

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Starting this week, beverage prices across all stores will be up 3 to 8% from current price tags

LOOK: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s limited-edition matcha drinks

Sep 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Are you still into the matcha craze?

LOOK: The Starbucks anniversary tumblers are mermaid goals

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The merchandise will be available beginning September 11

Images of products courtesy of Starbucks

Plakafé: Baguio's gem hiding in plain sight

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Local artist Oliver Olivete has transformed this coffee shop into a visual feast

LOOK: Flat Whites, a Caramel Cinnamon Cookie Latte coming to Starbucks Philippines

Sep 06, 2018 - 11:06 AM

A new core drink and new limited edition drinks both for all Starbucks branches and Starbucks Reserve – details and prices here!

Coca-Cola buys coffee chain Costa for £3.9B

Aug 31, 2018 - 4:04 PM

'Hot beverages is one of the few remaining segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca-Cola does not have a global brand,' says Coca-Cola chief executive James Quincey

LOOK: 'Just Dessert' drinks from Seattle's Best Philippines

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Sometimes dessert comes in a cup

House Minority leader, Starbucks and Alibaba, Apple hits $1 trillion | Midday wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

Starbucks and Alibaba join forces as China coffee war brews

Aug 02, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Starbucks products ordered by mobile apps will be brought to customers by Ele.me, Alibaba's food-delivery unit

THE STARBUCKS-ALIBABA TEAM-UP. A customer walks out of a Starbucks coffee shop in Beijing on August 2, 2018.   Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Research Check: Does drinking coffee help you live longer?

Jul 21, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Like many previous studies, the JAMA Internal Medicine paper found people who drank coffee had a lower risk of dying of any cause – and specifically, of dying from heart disease and cancer – over the course of the study

GOOD NEWS. The study contains some good news for people who drink a lot of coffee. StudioByTheSea/Shutterstock

Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The plastic straws will be replaced by recyclable lids that have a small raised opening allowing consumers to sip their drink

Nestle pays $7.15 billion to sell Starbucks products

May 07, 2018 - 3:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Starbucks president and CEO Kevin Johnson says the deal, which still needs approval from regulators, will create a 'global coffee alliance'

Bite the dust at Bangkok's 'death awareness' cafe

Apr 11, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The centerpiece of the Kid Mai Death Cafe experience is a decorated white coffin where customers are encouraged to lay down for a few minutes to contemplate their final moments – and secure a discount on a drink

'DEATH CAFE.' This photo taken on March 30, 2018, shows a Thai teenager climbing out of a traditional coffin at the Kid Mai Death Awareness Cafe, an exhibition space built to educate the public about death and Buddhism, in Bangkok. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Ilagan’s clutch rally completes Che’Lu comeback vs Gamboa to qualify for semis

Apr 10, 2018 - 5:31 PM

This eliminates Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers from the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup playoff

LAST GASP. The last run of Che'Lu was capped off by RK Ilagan's back-to-back long bombs and a putback lay-in. Photo by PBA Images

LOOK: It's a matcha and mocha summer 2018 for Starbucks Philippines

Apr 07, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Here's a list of all the new drinks and food items Starbucks has to offer for the summer months

NEW DRINKS. The Tea-ramisu and the Midnight Mocha. All photos by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Philippine coffee industry is hot and brewing

Mar 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM

While there is more work ahead for the coffee industry, there is palpable confidence among coffee stakeholders in the country.

A TOAST TO PHILIPPINE COFFEE. Philippines' coffee hot brewing industry. Photo by Wing Luna  A TOAST TO PHILIPPINE COFFEE. Philippines' coffee hot brewing industry. Photo by Wing Luna

Get a kick out of these local coffees and pastries

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Café Comunidad coffee by Seattle's Best pairs locally-sourced beans with local pastries

Marinerong Pilipino drowns Gamboa, CEU denies Wangs-Letran in D-League

Mar 20, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Marinerong Pilipino clinches a playoff spot while CEU fortifies its grasp of the top spot in the PBA D-League

SMOOTH SAILING. Marinerong Pilipino improves to 7-2 and secures a playoff spot in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Gamboa downs Ebondo-less CEU; Adamson drubs Letran in D-League playoff previews

Mar 15, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Mohammad Pare capitalizes on the absence of Rod Ebondo who encountered a lower back injury

TOP TEAMS. Mohammad Pare leads the Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers over the CEU Scorpions as they banner the top tier double-header matchup. Photo by PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: A first look inside the Star Magic coffee table book

Mar 08, 2018 - 2:03 PM

The coffee table contains the stars the agency has mentored in the last 25 years

#PugadBaboy: Bitter

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Goodbye ex-boyfriend, hello online dating

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Believe that for every loss, there is someone new to be found

AMA denies EAC comeback for 1st win; Gamboa-St Clare bombs JRU

Feb 12, 2018 - 7:18 PM

AMA Online Education finally barges into the win column in the PBA D-League

TREY. Robbie Manalang of AMA Online Education Titans takes a 3-point shot from the wings during their PBA D-League match against Batangas - EAC Generals at JCSGO Gym, Cubao Quezon City on Monday, February 12, 2018. Photo from PBA Images

Trevis Jackson drops 30 in Gamboa Coffee’s rout of Batangas

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Like many who came ahead of him, Jackson returns to his motherland dreaming of playing in the PBA

SOARS. PBA D-Leaguer Batangas EAC Generals (dark) vs Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare (light). Photo by PBA

At the new Starbucks Reserve bar, coffee and heritage blend together

Jan 29, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Take a look (and a sip) at the special 20th anniversary Starbucks Reserve bar in Rockwell

STARBUCKS RESERVE BAR. The store's opening coincides with the coffee brand's 20th anniversary in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Starbucks

#PugadBaboy: Like Coffee

Jan 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Go For Gold turns back Gamboa Coffee to win season opener

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Go For Gold gets a scare before kicking off the PBA D-League season with a victory

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Jerwin Gaco records a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

Cavite State University holds 1st Nat'l Coffee Education Congress

Oct 31, 2017 - 5:19 PM

This is a press release from the Cavite State University - National Coffee Research, Development and Extension Center. The event is open to the public.

Batangas aims to be great again in coffee production

Oct 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Through the Kapeng Barako Revival Project, an advocacy group is hoping to bring back the glory of Barako coffee

CEREMONIAL PLANTING. Governor Hermilando Mandanas led the coffee ceremonial planting in the launch of the Kapeng Barako Revival Project. Photo courtesy of Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta