Coffee is perhaps the most favorite beverage in the Philippines. In the morning, majority of people start their day with a piping hot mug for that much-needed wake-up jolt. Meanwhile, an iced glass or a frappucino is preferred in the afternoon or in the evenings. The 3-in-1 trend is waning and now we have Bacolod cafes that serve good quality brewed coffee and coffee creations. Behind all of that, we can safely say that the Coffee Culture Roastery Bacolod has been instrumental in this caffeinated movement. They are pivotal in elevating the coffee culture in the City of Smiles.
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Who is Coffee Culture Roastery Bacolod?
Coffee Culture Roastery is an innovative artisan roaster of local and international specialty coffee beans. They distribute all over the Philippines but their base of operations is in Bacolod City. In Barangay Alijis, they also have a Bacolod café where they roast and serve different coffee creations to discriminating coffee drinkers.
Despite the brand name, the branding is pretty much the face and name of Thomas Sproten. He is a Q-Arabica and Q-Robusta grader and the passionate genius behind all the caffeinated experiences that people have been experiencing. Moreover, he is a CQI-Q Instructor.
He is now based in Bacolod City, which I think is awesome because he is contributing his skill and expertise to our business community.
About Thomas Sproten
About five years ago, Thomas and his wife Bombee left Indonesia in order to settle in Bacolod City — his wife’s hometown.
Since Negros Occidental is the land of sugarcane farming, Thomas also dabbled in growing the province’s cash crop.
However, his love for coffee remained loyal and strong. It’s his first love, after all. An interesting bit about Thomas — he can consume up to 10 cups of coffee every day!
Thomas was working with one of the biggest traders of coffee in the world and he realized that there is a vacuum in the Bacolod coffee scene. He knew that he could put his skills to good use around here and educate Bacolodnons on real coffee.
Together with friends Antoni Espinos and Matxu Alonso, they decided to put up the Coffee Culture Roastery in 2015.
Coffee Roasting with Machines and Skill
With the volume of coffee beans that they roast every day, Thomas has a couple of coffee roasting machines in different capacities. These can roast several kilos of coffee beans at a time. These automated machines have timers and settings that can be programmed according to manufacturer’s instructions.
However, Thomas doesn’t completely rely on them. Since coffee beans are produce, he knows that their conditions per batch differ. Even the same harvest does not guarantee the same conditions per sack.
While roasting is timed by the machine, Thomas checks on the color and aroma at different periods of the roasting process. This goes to show that after all the high-tech equipment and machines to make coffee, the quality of your caffeinated beverage is still dependent on the skill of the roaster.
So he is still pretty much a hands-on roaster despite all the mechanization at his disposal.
What Real Coffee Looks Like
We are so used to seeing literally black coffee – as our cup contains a black liquid with brownish tints on the side. But real coffee is actually dark brown, much like the consistency of tea.
Coffee that is too black means the beans have been over-roasted or kind of “charred”. This results high acidity and a bitter taste – a waste of the goodness and pleasure that this drink can give us.
The Coffee Culture Roastery is one unique business concept. It should be one of the places that tourists should visit in Bacolod.
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The Advocacy of Coffee Culture Roastery Bacolod
Coffee Culture Roastery offers artisanal customized roasting and blending of local and international coffees. But that is not the best part.
Locally, they source their coffee beans direct from Philippine coffee farmers. Thomas and his team travel to the highlands around the country in order to visit coffee plantations and check out on the conditions of the farms.
They also befriend the local farmers and give them fair prices for their produce. All these inter-related and inter-connected operations result to better quality Philippine coffee and a vibrant coffee culture from growing to brewing. Indeed, Coffee Culture Roastery lives up to its name and where coffee is done right.
Thomas conducts coffee brewing and cupping workshops as well as coffee business consultancies. He is usually at the roastery in Alijis when he is not traveling around the country sourcing out the best beans. Give him a call and ask how he can best help your business.
Coffee Culture Offers
At present, Coffee Culture Roastery Bacolod offers the following products and services:
- Customized coffee roasting, blending, and packaging.
- Single origin specialty coffees.
- Local and international coffees.
- Direct green coffee sourcing from Philippine coffee farmers.
- Coffee business solutions, equipment, and machinery.
- Coffee brewing and cupping workshops around the Philippines.
- Gaggia coffee machines dealership and repair services.
By the way, I just to mention that they are working on making organic fertilizer from their coffee grounds. That’s awesome use for natural waste and may be a good coffee by-product, too. That’s great news for the environment!
The Coffee Beans’ Greatest Enemies
Coffee Culture understands what coffee beans need to maintain their flavor, quality, and longevity. Their greatest enemies are:
At their warehouse in Alijis, the beans are stored in an air conditioned room with a temperature that’s maintained 24/7. After roasting, the beans are then stored in air-tight containers to guarantee freshness until they are ready to be packed.
Whether you are a coffee lover, a newbie enthusiast, or want to do business, check out what Coffee Culture Roastery Bacolod can do for you. You can get your daily dose of caffeine there or just buy coffee beans or ground coffee.
Coffee Culture Roastery
Alijis Road, beside 7-11, Bacolod City
Negros Occidental, Philippines
Business hours: Daily | 9am to 7pm
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/coffeecultureroastery/
Mobile: (0949) 507 5359
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