So y’all know that lately, I’ve been going back to coffee lately (here, here, and here) so I think it’s just logical to include this in my Christmas Ideas list… the devil’s dark drink. Coffee.
And of course, we’re all about being local! If this is your first time here in this blog, I have a passion for local stuff and also firmly believe that locavorism would play a very important role in our economy soon… so yeah, let’s go local, guys!
One of the local brands that I support is Kape Maria. They have gone pretty popular lately, especially with collaborations with different events, but let me give you a brief backgrounder —
Kape Maria is a social enterprise founded by Julia Sevilla that believes in cultivating our local coffee industry through fair trade practices. With every cup you drink, you’re not only supporting our local coffee farmers and roasters so that they receive fair wages – you’re uplifting our entire coffee industry.
And that’s social enterprise for you — harnessing the power of local products and giving back to the community! I love that Kape Maria sees to it that the farmers gain something from cultivating coffee – it’s just a sustainable model, and this actually can be replicated by different startup local social enterprises. With every cent you buy with these coffee, you not only get the best of the land, but also help promote the livelihood of thousands of farmers around the Philippines.
Now, for their holiday package! I appreciate good beans as a gift; I don’t know about you, but grinding your own and brewing a good cup every morning is such a wonderful thing to wake up to. So this is why this is a good idea for a gift this Christmas!
For every package you get these:
Amuyao is a strong blend of Excelsa coffee from Cavite and Robusta beans from Ifugao Province. Its rich, nutty, and distinctly macho flavor brews the perfect cup to start your day right. (Strength: 9/10)
Maynila is Kape Maria’s house blend of premium Robusta and Arabica beans sourced from farms all over Luzon. This signature blend boasts a fearless and charming flavor to give you that ideal afternoon boost. (Strength: 7/10)
Pulag is a blend that features Arabica beans from Benguet, Robusta beans from Ifugao Province, and Excelsa beans from Cavite. Its medium, balanced, and fragrant blend makes it the ideal after-dinner coffee. (Strength: 6/10)
You may get these from Human Heart Nature’s website (or store in Commonwealth, Quezon City)! Again, given the riot (yes, I call that a riot already. Everyday traffic is a riot, right?) the Yuletide is bringing about, online shopping is A MUST.
And oh, don’t forget to buy for yourself as well. You don’t want to miss on some major caffeine kick, don’t you?
P.S. Maybe I should be on the lookout for cool things to go with that coffee, yes? WATCH OUT FOR MORE FROM THIS SERIES!
Photo from Kape Maria’s Facebook timeline
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