Coffee plays an essential role in a Filipino household. Who doesn’t love coffee? It’s the ultimate energy booster in the morning before you get on your day. Whether you take your coffee with cream or not, you will surely feel improved energy levels after you finish your first cup. Know more about easy coffee recipes that you can do at home and how to start a small coffee shop with your coffee maker, refrigerator, and freezer.
Benefits of Drinking Coffee
No Pinoy breakfast or merienda is complete without coffee. Coffee can help people feel less tired and more energized because it contains a stimulant called caffeine. Did you know that drinking coffee has been linked to a reduced risk of all kinds of ailments, including Parkinson’s disease, melanoma and prostate cancer? That’s because it’s packed with healthful antioxidants. Coffee may also lessen the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Taking coffee every day can be part of your healthy diet. According to multiple studies, the daily coffee intake of four cups per day is a safe amount. Remember that taking coffee close to your bedtime can cause sleeping problems so it’s recommended to avoid consuming coffee for a minimum of 6 hours before bed.
One of the great things about coffee is that there are and there continue to be so many variations of this Filipino staple beverage. No matter how you like your coffee (iced, brewed, flat white, americano), there’s surely a coffee drink that will suit your taste.
Easy-to-Make Iced Coffee Recipes
The Philippines, being a tropical country, experiences hot summer days. That’s why Filipinos love cold desserts and drinks and iced coffee is no exception. Over the past few years, TikTok, which is increasingly becoming a popular hang out social media platform for Pinoys, has become a go-to place to get bite-sized pieces of entertainment and tips. This paved way for short coffee recipes to let everyone create their favorite coffee drink. Here are few of the trendiest Tiktok iced coffee drinks:
When the pandemic hit in 2020, the delicious and creamy Dalgona coffee made its way into every Pinoy household and started a TikTok trend. Born out of quarantine, this coffee craze made the first few months of lockdown and isolation bearable.
1 tbsp instant coffee
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp hot water
¾ cup to 1 cup milk of your choice (chilled or heated)
Ice cubes (optional)
How to make it: To make the famous dalgona, coffee, sugar and hot water is added into a bowl and whisked until it reaches creamy, velvety and stiff peak status. This whipped coffee is then mounted onto your choice of cold or warm milk. You can flex those triceps and whisk manually or you can lean on your electric mixer to do the whisking for you.
One of the easiest cold coffee drinks, that probably made its way to every Filipino kitchen during the pandemic, is making iced coffee latte. Simply put, an iced latte is milk mixed into your coffee mix with ice in a glass. This is perfect if you want that quick and cool caffeine boost after a workout or before you head out somewhere or start a Zoom meeting.
1 cup ice
4 oz. coffee mix or espresso
¾ cup milk of your choice
1-2 tsp sweetener of your choice (vanilla, syrup or stevia)
How to make it: Fill a tall glass with ice and pour in the freshly brewed espresso or coffee mix. Pour in the milk and your sweeter until it’s ¾ full. Mix and enjoy your iced coffee drink.
Iced Mango Latte
Mango, being the Philippine’s national fruit, is widely available in any groceries and palengke. Because of its availability, Filipinos have created so many ways to enjoy it such as including it in desserts and drinks. Put some twist to your regular cup of coffee with this popular drink on Tiktok!
1 tbsp instant coffee
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp hot water
¾ cup to 1 cup milk of your choice
½ cup of mango puree
How to make it: Prepare the froth just like how you prepare the dalgona coffee. Set aside and get a bigger glass. Fill the cup with the mango puree, ice cubes, and milk. If there’s no mango puree available, you can create your own by mixing crushed mangoes and sugar.
Place the frothy dalgona mix on top. Serve chilled.
Coffee Making Essentials
Along with the rise of the coffee shops and the coffee trends here and there, comes the wave of coffee maker machines. Coffee lovers would really see this as an investment and a nice addition to their kitchen, but these machines can also give you revenue if you use them for your small business.
Be your own barista with the Condura Bean to Cup Coffee Maker. This single-cup brew machine is equipped with a built-in coffee grinder and a permanent coffee filter. It comes in a sleek black color and even comes with a free stainless coffee mug. It also has an automatic operation function so making your personal cup of coffee is as convenient as ever.
For those looking for a coffee maker machine that’s right up on your budget, this is the perfect purchase. It also comes with a 1-year warranty on labor and parts. Whether you have coffee beans or coffee grounds, this coffee maker can help you perk up especially on your busiest days.
If you love drinking coffee and you love to make coffee, make sure you have ample space to put those drinks in the Condura Ultima Two-Door Inverter refrigerator. With this model’s inverter technology, you can save up to 50% on energy consumption while chilling your home made coffee.
If you want to freeze your coffee, do it with the Condura Home Ultima No Frost Bottom Freezer refrigerator. This model features the biggest freezer and a -25°C ultrafreeze technology that rapidly cools the freezer, perfect to achieve that frappe drink at home.
These Condura refrigerators and freezers are also good for coffee storage since research suggests that the cooler the beans, the more consistent the ground particles are. This is good if you have big batches of coffee beans that need to be preserved.
Your Own Small Coffee Business
The Philippines is home to a plethora of coffee shops but don’t fret because home cafés are the trend nowadays. Gone are the days when you needed a large amount of capital to set up a coffee shop, you could actually start a home café in a quaint space that’s easily accessible to customers, market it via social media, grow your business and profit from it.
Following the economic and financial struggle we’ve seen throughout this pandemic, there have been a lot of inspiring stories of people rising above the challenges and making their own small businesses to survive this global crisis. Condura acknowledges and celebrates Filipinos’ resilience and hard work and stands side-by-side with the Filipinos in the pursuit of a better life.
From refrigerators, aircons, and to small home appliances such as microwaves and coffee makers, Condura aims to provide quality products that will make your home or your business a success. As a trusted brand of Filipinos for over 30 years now, Condura offers better home solutions for the Filipino family towards a richer and more successful home life, because Condura is made by Filipinos for the Filipinos. If you’re looking for durable small home appliances, aircon, and refrigerators in the Philippine market, check out Condura now!
So whether you want to make a profit out of coffee or you simply just want to sip a cup to your heart’s desire while chilling at home, Condura Bean to Cup Coffee Maker might be the best coffee maker that you’ll need to kick off that potential coffee business. See coffee maker prices and availability at Concept Store and Lazada Concept Store.