Coffee has become a social drink nowadays and for that simple reason, coffee shops have become a fad in the Philippines for the past few years. It’s a comfort zone for some and the perfect place for friends to meet, chit-chat, share laughter and memories.
If you want good coffee or tea and a good ambiance, we have plenty here in Cagayan de Oro from local to international brands. But the latest one definitely won’t disappoint you. They have been brewing around the world since 1963. It’s none other than, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. They have brought all the best coffee beans and tea leaves from Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Bali to name a few here in CDO.
I am one of the fortunate few to be the first to taste CBTL’s flavoured coffee during their opening last November 9. And since I wanted something cold, Monica Escalona, their business development manager offered me original mocha frap which is one of their best sellers. I’m not a coffee connoisseur but I have tried a lot coffee of different brands and this is one of the bests I’ve ever tried. It isn’t too sweet. The coffee, milk, and the mocha blended just right. It tastes really good. Of course, CBTL’s coffees are handcrafted, prepared passionately by its people.
Original Mocha Frap
I had learned from Monica that CBTL has been actively involved in the community too. Right now, it has a charity program made possible through a puzzle. What? Yes, through a puzzle. People in a certain locality are encouraged to form a puzzle. I hope my mem’ry serves me right but each piece of the puzzle is P130. You could buy one, two, or even more and place ‘em them in the puzzle posted to their wall. The amount they earned from it would build habitats for the homeless. And guess what? Cagayan de Oro is one of its beneficiaries, building homes for the victims of Typhoon Sendong.
(R-L) Me and Monica Escalona, the business development manager of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
I was deeply touched that CBTL has never forgotten its social responsibilities. Providing homes make it more than just a coffee shop but a partner in uplifting the lives of the many. Thank you CBTL for choosing Cagayan de Oro. I will visit you again and try your another flavour. I am pretty sure that it’s gonna be another tasty experience.