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gbb55434 2nd February 2019 05:01 PM

Coffee?
 
I am looking for sources to buy ground coffee or coffee beans in the Philippines. I really don't like instant. Can anyone give me advice about where in Ilocos Sur to buy coffee or how to order it online? I'd rather not send over coffee by balikayan box.

Thanks

fmartin_gila 3rd February 2019 12:11 AM

Its a hit or miss here at most of the supermarkets to buy regular coffee grounds. I have found Hills and Folgers now and then in different stores. A good local grind is "'Barkada'" brand. I also use "Monks Blend" available at the Trappist Monks place out on Guimeras Island which is close to where I am located.

I also detest instant coffee and can't stand these so-called coffees most here drink as it seems to be mostly powdered milk and sweeteners.

Fred

M.C.A. 3rd February 2019 12:48 AM

Coffee Beans
 
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Originally Posted by gbb55434 (Post 14790082)
I am looking for sources to buy ground coffee or coffee beans in the Philippines. I really don't like instant. Can anyone give me advice about where in Ilocos Sur to buy coffee or how to order it online? I'd rather not send over coffee by balikayan box.

Thanks

Hi Gbb I'm with you on the instant coffee I can't do it too often anymore it's quick but not satisfying. Have you tried the local markets or checked around all the grocery stores or asked around most refer to coffee beans as Barako coffee? Here's a link from Facebook from a spot in Batangas they might deliver as a last resort.
https://www.facebook.com/BatangasCoffeeBeans/?ref=br_rs

Coffee Beans are sold at the Baguio Public Market and they also grind them, but it looks like a long or slow ride to Baguio from Ilocos Sur. Those Balikbayan box prices add up and hardly a saving, most things can be found here it just takes a little walking in the larger markets I haven't had much luck asking citizens for information either.

Photo is from the Baguio Public Market.

hogrider 3rd February 2019 04:55 AM

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Originally Posted by gbb55434 (Post 14790082)
I am looking for sources to buy ground coffee or coffee beans in the Philippines. I really don't like instant. Can anyone give me advice about where in Ilocos Sur to buy coffee or how to order it online? I'd rather not send over coffee by balikayan box.

Thanks

Have a look on Lazada.

hogrider 3rd February 2019 04:58 AM

No offence guys, but I find t strange to read posts from our American cousins, talking about quality coffee. The coffee I drank whilst in America has to have been some of the worst I've ever tasted.

M.C.A. 3rd February 2019 06:27 AM

Coffee beans stateside
 
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Originally Posted by hogrider (Post 14790232)
No offence guys, but I find t strange to read posts from our American cousins, talking about quality coffee. The coffee I drank whilst in America has to have been some of the worst I've ever tasted.

The can Coffee I'll agree with you isn't so good but most of the large grocery stores in the US sell the roasted coffee beans and you help yourself and stick them in the grinding machine and wait for it to finish up and you mark the type of coffee and cost.

I do like the Arabica beans from Batangas region I just picked up a half kilo at our larger grocery store today the price was up there 550 a kilo they ground it at the grocery store.

DonAndAbby 3rd February 2019 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by gbb55434 (Post 14790082)
I am looking for sources to buy ground coffee or coffee beans in the Philippines. I really don't like instant. Can anyone give me advice about where in Ilocos Sur to buy coffee or how to order it online? I'd rather not send over coffee by balikayan box.

Thanks

If you have an S & R there, they usually have big cans of Folgers and Kirkland.

Expensive, but you can buy bags at Starbucks.

expatuk2016 3rd February 2019 09:12 AM

I am an Englishman and i hate Tea !, for me the best coffee here is from S&R 100%Arabica granules called members Mark i make it with 2 small spoons of sugar 1 small spoon of granules and angel creamer perfect !
Ive tried all the instant coffees here , but hate them all most have between 8 - 20grams of sugar !
Now real coffee ! For a while now we have been buying ground coffee from Batangas via the sisters college where
Some of her students sell it to help out their families ! We have a coffee machine we bought with us from the UK !
And then we bought a grind and brew coffee machine at half price from HMR !
Now we only use real coffee beans ! And the difference is great ! And the coffee is hot unlike most other coffee machines however we still buy the coffee granules from S&R for an instant fix!

Tim_L 4th February 2019 02:02 AM

Starbucks. :)

JRB__NW 4th February 2019 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by M.C.A. (Post 14790272)
The can Coffee I'll agree with you isn't so good but most of the large grocery stores in the US sell the roasted coffee beans and you help yourself and stick them in the grinding machine and wait for it to finish up and you mark the type of coffee and cost.

I do like the Arabica beans from Batangas region I just picked up a half kilo at our larger grocery store today the price was up there 550 a kilo they ground it at the grocery store.

We do the same - locally roasted arabica beans from Cordillera I think.. They have a medium or dark roast for 600p per Kg. Buy a half kilo at a time. I'm lazy and have them grind it. It's not quite as good as the espresso machine I use in the States but not bad. Definitely better than instant and I don't go to Starbucks although I will go to Bo's Coffee or Coffee Bean once in a while.


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