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Luckin Coffee sticks by chairman despite scandal over fake sales

Jul 03, 2020 - 1:00 PM

A proposal to oust Luckin Coffee founder and chairman Charles Zhengyao Lu fails to get the necessary two-thirds majority vote

LUCKIN COFFEE. A cup of Luckin Coffee on January 14, 2019. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

China's Luckin Coffee to delist from Nasdaq

Jun 27, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Luckin Coffee abandons plans to appeal a Nasdaq order to delist

COFFEE CHAIN. A deliveryman walks out of a Luckin Coffee branch in Beijing, China, on August 2, 2018. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

WATCH: Businesses are inspired to look BEYOND

Jun 16, 2020 - 1:32 PM

As more businesses migrate online, PLDT Enterprise launches BEYOND FIBER to bring digital transformation to the remote working environment

LIST: Where to get local coffee beans, grounds for delivery

Jun 10, 2020 - 7:30 AM

In need of a caffeine fix? Here are some Filipino businesses to buy your locally-sourced beans from and support – all for the love of coffee

Be your own barista: 3 refreshing coffee concoctions for a hot day

May 20, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Add a twist to your usual coffee brew with these recipes

All photos by Iya Forbes/Rappler

NASDAQ tells China's Luckin Coffee to delist

May 19, 2020 - 11:25 PM

Luckin Coffee, which is facing a massive fraud scandal, says it plans to appeal the NASDAQ notice

LUCKIN COFFEE. A cup of Luckin Coffee on January 14, 2019. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Be your own barista: 3 creamy, comforting coffee drinks you can make at home

May 19, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Up your coffee skills with these recipes you can make with ingredients right from your pantry

All photos by Iya Forbes/Rappler

Starbucks rival Luckin Coffee fires CEO in fraud scandal

May 13, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Luckin Coffee CEO Jenny Zhiya Qian and COO Liu Jian are sacked as the Chinese coffee shop chain looks into fabricated transactions

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

Inside the Industry: The future of coffee with El Union Coffee's Kiddo and Amy Cosio

May 07, 2020 - 9:33 AM

We talk to owners Kiddo and Amy Cosio on how they are pivoting their beachfront business

Jollibee introduces Iced Coffee with Coffee Jelly, Brown Sugar Milk Tea

Apr 15, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Jollibee's new beverages are now available for delivery from 10 am to 5 pm every day!

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf reopens select Metro Manila branches for delivery

Apr 14, 2020 - 11:16 AM

(UPDATED) Ten CBTL branches in Metro Manila are open for Foodpanda delivery orders

J.Co Donuts and Coffee reopens select PH branches for delivery

Apr 11, 2020 - 5:33 PM

Starting Monday, April 13, J.Co will reopen 6 branches for delivery orders of its doughnuts and coffee

Starbucks competitor Luckin apologizes for fraud scandal in China

Apr 05, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Chinese chain Luckin Coffee is conducting an internal probe into allegations that $310 million worth of sales may have been fabricated in 2019

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

AI tool predicts which coronavirus patients get deadly 'wet lung'

Mar 31, 2020 - 12:34 PM

Researchers identify changes in 3 features – liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase (ALT), reported body aches, and hemoglobin levels – that may predict COVID-19 progression to acute respiratory disease syndrome

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Catch homegrown talent at the Philippine National Coffee Competition 2020

Mar 05, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The PNCC 2020 is welcoming baristas to compete from March 9-11 and inviting coffee-lovers to witness the fun (and enjoy great coffee, of course)

LOOK: Tim Hortons adds new Matcha Latte to menu

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:53 PM

The coffee chain finally offers their own Matcha Latte, available only until March 7

LIST: 10 Philippine adaptations of famous K-dramas

Feb 09, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Which adaptation is your favorite?

Manila Coffee Festival returns in March 2020

Feb 07, 2020 - 6:31 PM

(UPDATED) Coffee lovers, save the date – the Manila Coffee Festival is happening from March 13 to 15!

LOOK: McDonald's Philippines' Iced Coffee now comes in Chocolate

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:38 PM

Coffee and chocolate come together in the fast food chain's newest Iced Coffee Chocolate creation

Taal Volcano ashfall ruins Batangas' famous kapeng barako

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) Ashfall from the Taal Volcano ruins nearly P74 million worth of coffee in Batangas, says the Department of Agriculture

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines' collapsible coffee cup collection

Dec 13, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Starbucks Philippines and US-based brand Stojo introduce 3 new collapsible coffee cups in colors Peony, Carbon, and Sage

INFOGRAPHIC: Why it’s time to switch from instant coffee to freshly brewed coffee

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:48 PM

Being able to drink freshly brewed coffee everyday doesn't have to be just another “sana all” scenario

LOOK: CoCo now serves iced coffee with pearls, salty cream

Dec 07, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Go loco over CoCo's 4 new iced coffee creations!

LOOK: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's holiday drinks and pastries for 2019

Oct 26, 2019 - 2:00 PM

From lemon squares, matcha berry drinks, and ube cheesecake, CBTL's got limited edition treats to share this holiday season

LOOK: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's 2020 Giving Journals

Oct 23, 2019 - 10:03 PM

CBTL's holiday planners come in 4 cute colors: navy blue, pink, green, and taupe

Starbucks Philippines' Pumpkin Spice Latte is back for a limited time only

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:27 AM

It's available starting Tuesday, October 1 – but only until supplies last!

Cutting back on caffeine? Here are 5 alternatives to coffee

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Need a boost of energy even without coffee? Here are 5 tasty, healthy substitutes that'll help you get through the day!

Looking for good local coffee beans? Here's where to buy them

Aug 25, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Bean searching for 100% homegrown coffee brands to support? Check out these 6 local names!

Indian coffee magnate's body found by river

Jul 31, 2019 - 12:43 PM

A fisherman finds coffee magnate V.G. Siddhartha's body on the bank of the Netravati river

FOUND DEAD. National Disaster Response Force personnel carry the body of missing Indian coffee tycoon V.G. Siddhartha from the banks of Netravati river towards an ambulance. Photo by AFP

Major hunt for India's missing coffee king

Jul 30, 2019 - 4:14 PM

V.G. Siddhartha, the billionaire owner of the Cafe Coffee Day chain that beat Starbucks at its own game in India, is last seen on Monday night walking across a bridge in the southern state of Karnataka

MISSING. In this file photo taken on October 8, 2015 coffee tycoon V.G. Siddhartha, owner of the Cafe Coffee Day chain, poses for a photograph at one of his coffeeshops in Ahmedabad. File photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

Stocks to Watch: Jollibee in charts

Jul 29, 2019 - 9:30 AM

It's not just Chickenjoy: Jollibee is also selling cakes, burgers, pho, and now, more coffee. Can it brew Coffee Bean back to profit?

Jollibee shares drop after news of Coffee Bean acquisition

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Jollibee's stock price goes down by 8% on Wednesday, July 24, and closes at P251, its lowest since October 2018

Jollibee to acquire Coffee Bean for $350 million

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Jollibee chairman Tony Tan Caktiong says the deal will bring Jollibee 'closer to its vision to be one of the top 5 restaurant companies in the world in terms of market capitalization'


LOOK: Starbucks Philippines' newest drinks include a mango slushy, matcha and cream

Jul 23, 2019 - 3:14 PM

The 3 beverages are available starting July 23

Philippines wins The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s 13th Asia Pacific Barista Competition

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:12 PM

The coffee and tea connoisseur brought together its best baristas from around the globe to compete for the World Champion title in Manila

Ecobite restaurant upcycles your damaged glass bottles for free

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Reuse them as a pencil holder or drinking glasses at home

The basics of single-origin coffee and how to appreciate it

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Ready to learn a latte about how to taste and appreciate coffee like a true barista?

Benguet student builds special trap to manage coffee pests

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:24 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Since the coffee at the plantation was grown organically, pesticides were out of the question and considered impractical

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.

Adulting 101: 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