The Podium has slowly turned itself into the foodie mall with a number of wonderful and enjoyable restaurants opening up. One of the recent additions is Craft Coffee Revolution (formerly Craft Coffee Workshop), a specialty coffee shop that is serious about their beans as well as how they prepare their coffee.
I’ve been to the Craft’s first branch in Broadway but it is quite far from where I live so I don’t go there as much as I want to. My brother is the one that’s a habitue there. I was really ecstatic for them to open in Podium, its about 5 minutes away and parking is really easy. There are many restaurants I like there so it’s like hitting two birds with one stone.
The look at the Podium branch is way different compared to the homey and cozy digs in Broadway. This one is divided into two with the main seating area located near the shops while the coffee bar under a flight of stairs. I like to sit at the coffee making area, there’s just so much interesting activity and you can’t beat the aroma. The barista and big boss Peter will also engage you in lots of interesting conversation.
If you are looking for frozen drinks then you’ve come to the WRONG place, they only serve espresso based and single origin coffee. I’ve never been much of a hot coffee drinker but after trying the serious coffee shops, I’ve been hooked.
A perfectly crafted cup of coffee is another animal altogether, special care from the selection of the beans to the process they use to extract the flavors. I usually have a cup of Latte (P140), which uses their espresso blend of the moment, which varies depending on availability. They also have single origin varieties like my favorite Ethiopia Yergecheffe.
They have a few cakes and pastries but nothing too enticing after you see the selection from Wildflour downstairs.
Here are some scenes from coffee made using the Aeropress.
Head on over to Craft Coffee Revolution and try wonderfully crafted coffee.
Craft Coffee Revolution2/F The Podium 18 ADB Ave., Wack wAck, Mandaluyong City Philippines Other Branches: 66 Broadway Ave., Quezon City Contact No.: (02) 570-3436 88 Esteban Abada, Katipunan Contact No.: (02) 964-7994