I’ve been wanting to try making a Home Cafe video for some time now, and I finally got the push I needed when X&Y Coffee sent me their complete line of coffee beans last week.
X&Y Coffee is from the same group behind KickStart Coffee and Silcafe, both of which are well-regarded brands in their own right. What sets X&Y Coffee apart is their focus on affordable but great quality single origin coffees.
These classily and beautifully packaged coffees range from Php 199 to Php 349, depending on the origin of the beans. The most expensive is from Cordillera, one of my favorite local coffee origins.
They currently have three Philippine coffees in their lineup, including Cordillera Arabica, Cavite Robusta, and Batangas Barako.
If you’re a packaging nut like me, you’ve likely already noticed how their color scheme heavily uses red, yellow, and blue to highlight being Filipino. The packaging also features various locations around the Philippines. There’s the Benguet mountains, Taal Volcano, and the Banaue rice terraces.
As for their coffees from around the world, they have Colombia Arabica, Brazil Arabica, and Vietnam Arabica. The variety makes a coffee fiend like myself very happy.
All six of the above mentioned coffees are available on Lazada, as well as select grocery stores in the country. You can also get these coffees either ground or whole. Personally I prefer to buy my coffee in whole bean form, then grind right before brewing. However I will admit there is wisdom in getting ground beans as this saves time and effort. Just make sure to consume immediately for best flavor and aroma. For my X&Y Coffee stash, I decided to get a mix of both.
I also decided to film my version of the currently popular Home Cafe video for fun, using X&Y Coffee ground Barako beans to create a glass of Iced Sea Salt Latte. This is one of my favorite indulgences, and the secret is to find a balance between the sweet and the salty.
Admittedly I recommend using Arabica coffee for this drink, just because the Barako has such a distinct taste it tends to distract from the flavors of the salty and sweet latte. It’s still good though! Check out this video I posted on my IGTV to see how to make Iced Sea Salt Latte:
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“We plotted the X and Y coordinates of the best coffee growing regions and crafted coffee selections made extra special by the richness of the land and beauty of its people.”
As mentioned, you can get each coffee variant in whole beans or grounds from these sources:
- SM Hypermarket
- SM Kultura
- More outlets coming soon!
Follow X&Y Coffee on Instagram: @xycoffeeroasters
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