I got to visit Blenz Coffee in Manila for the first time to attend a Coffee with the Nuffies, courtesy of Nuffnang. I actually have a story about my first and only visit to a Blenz coffee branch, this was in Steveston, Canada. We had visited the harbor town during our trip to Vancouver around 5 years ago and accidentally entered Blenz because we were hiding from the surprise drizzle and unable to get to our car.
I actually did not know what to expect at a coffee with the Nuffies thing but apparently its just an afternoon of chit chat, lounging around and getting to know each other but with a special Latte Art demonstration courtesy of the Blenz Fort team.
I’m not really familiar with Latte Art as I always take my coffee cold, so never paid any attention to it. At Blenz, they are mighty proud of they ability to produce latte art. It might take longer for each cup of coffee to be made but its this dedication to quality that set Blenz apart from their competitors.
Blenz barista Ivan took us through the paces of how to create latte art starting with the perfect milk, then a perfect cup of coffee. The coffee machines at Blenz are all manually operated from the grinder to the espresso machine and consequently takes around 2 to 3 minutes before they are able to serve a cup to customers. I doubt anyone that has not received intense training can make a simple cup of coffee here. After you have the optimal milk and coffee, they come together to produce latte art guided by expert hands of Blenz baristas coupled with lots of creativity.
Ivan was able to created a coupled of wonderful cups of coffee topped with latte art including the butterfly and leaves, the dragon or sea dragon and of course the cutesy panda.
After the demonstration, a number of us were invited to try our hand with the expert guidance of Ivan. I declined since I’m hopelessly not creative and would just muck up a quality cup of coffee.
Not a fan of coffee, Blenz is still the place for you as they treat their other drinks with the same passion they do their coffee.Their chocolate drinks are made from real Belgian chocolate chips/discs and melted in hot milk upon every order, no syrup or anything pre made here. The chocolate variants available are dark, milky , white and special less sweet one specially for the mocha drinks. I got a small taste and when I told Lauren about their hot chocolate, she immediately wanted to go and try it out.
Maybe you are a fan of green tea, I’ve never been one since the ones I’ve tasted before felt like raw leaves. Each cup of matcha latte at Blenz starts from dissolving powdered green tea leaves in hot water using a Japanese bamboo brush made up of 80 different sticks called Chasen. The brush lasts for only a month and costs P1,700 and is specially imported from Japan.
I got a little taste since I was still quite hesitant. The matcha latte was wonderfully smooth and with no “leafy” taste.
For the Christmas season, in lieu of the planners other shops are offering, Blenz will be rewarding loyal customers with this 1GB USB card. The one above was a mock up and did not include the memory card itself.
It was a relaxing afternoon amidst an overload of caffeine, chatting away with fellow bloggers and Nuffies alike. The latte art demonstration was an eye opener into the Blenz’ passion for coffee. I also noticed that they have cups with a new color scheme as well as logos. I love the new blue and white color way as well as the new cup logo with rosette, it really differentiates and emphasizes Blenz commitment to quality.
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