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iCafe the Cafe that cares!

Let’s have coffee! – One of the famous lines when it comes to connecting with new business partners to sit down and talk for a cup of coffee. Now there’s a Cafe where connections and talks goes beyond “business” and aims to create more meaningful connections beyond your usual coffee break.

iCafe is a unique cafe located at the Church of God building. The 1st time I heard about the place was when my daughter had an assignment and have to feature a church. So we went to the Church of God and was amazed by the highly visual, high-tech building and instagrammable design of the whole building itself. That was last October, 2018. Coming to iCafe that time was not intentional. Since after going to Church, there were youth members then who are offering “free coffee.” Since I wanted to try and taste their coffee I agreed to sit down with the girl member of the youth fellowship. She were giving away free chocolates and coffee in exchange of a short talk, a short time for her to discuss the Programs of the Church. So we sit in and tried. The experience was great – coffee and fellowship blend perfectly well since the mood is relaxing, the mind is open to accept ideas and to connect.

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1st visit to Church of God – on the left side is the iCafe
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Me and  the kids took a quick shot after our iCafe experience

Now, just last month, March, 2019, I’ve been lucky to visit iCafe again and get to know the more about the Cafe this time with Ms. Mei Cahigas, COO of iCafe, Church of God and the Southbloggers team.

CHURCH OF GOD
Ms. Mei Cahigas of iCafe

CHURCH OF GOD

What is iCafe?

i – I

C – Connect

A – Assist

F – Fellowship

E – Enjoy

This is what iCafe stands for, and relating my 1st experience was good to understand the connect, assist and fellowship aspects of the cafe. I really enjoyed the connection built from that and having someone to sit down and talk about God and His Plans is something unique over a cup of coffee.

The food and drinks in iCafe

frappe

They boast of various flavors of frappes to choose from. I tried 8 of their frappes and I can tell they are all deserving of the praise. You can ask the level of sugar to put in and I recommend you just try the 50% sugar level. The frappes offers distinct taste and you can easily distinguish the flavors one from another. Unlike the other Cafes I went to, which seems to have same the same flavors (but different names). iCafe got me for their authentic mix of blends for their cafe, adding the instagrammable presentation makes it a perfect Cafe experience.

My best picks are:

Mango Tango are their version of Mango float with graham. One big order is enough for 2 persons. Their version is really yummy! I suggest you request just 50% sugar to go with you mango tango shake.

Cherry choco berry

Butterscotch frappe has a taste that I cannot fully describe, it’s taste like cake only mixed into a frappe. It has a unique blend which I haven’t tasted yet on other cafe.

If you want a real matcha experience, you can try theirs. It is really tasty, that it tastes like “wheatgrass”. For tea and natural herb lovers, they may actually like their version of matcha tea.

iCafe Cakes and pastries

Again, this is a BIG PLUS for me. Imagine going to a Cafe where you can actually Choose. You can choose which cake to eat because you have a CHOICE not because you are left with just 2 to 3 choices. They have 6 cakes and pastries like banana muffin, cookies, ensaymada and brownies.

cakes and pastries

My best picks are

Ube Macapuno – it has real ube and macapuno filling at the inside of the cake, leaving you craving for more.

ube cake

Banana Muffin – Soft, yummy muffins topped with chocolates. Best served hot. There’s a yummy goodness in every bite.

muffin

Blueberry Cheesecake – Comparing to other cafe’s offering blueberry cheesecakes which are too sweet. I love how iCafe baked it right.

blueberry cheesecake

Other food choices

flavored nuts

For strong coffee lovers, you can try Shakarato with whipped cream. It is black coffee with 3 shots of espresso.

God Bless Sausage

Get full with this big sausage, prepared just right. I suggest they add pickles, cheese, chilli beans, or jalapeno to make it more delicious and to add variety to the meal.Wish they will also have pasta and salads.

sausage

iCafe space is good enough for 70pax, perfect for seminars or group meetings. Anyone can visit iCafe, it is open to all members or non-members of the Church. The profit derived from iCafe goes to the continous construction of the Church and its other needs.

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iCafe is also nearby to the Church’s Persion Gym so after finishing your routine work out, chill with frappe and pastries with friends or go solo. You can never feel alone.

Location and Contact Information

💒 Church of God, Marilag Subd., near Aguinaldo Hi-Way, Dasmariñas City

☎️ 0917-5869582

Fb page: iCafe Dasmariñas

iCafe is open from Mondays to Sundays, 10am to 10pm. There are days that they open at 12nn or just after their scheduled fasting.

icafe

 

’till our next food adventure 🙂

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sHebrews Coffee: Try the newest coffee from the Coffee Capital of the Philippines: Amadeo, Cavite!

When you think you have tried the best natural coffee ever, well think again! I’ve discovered a new line of coffee products from the Coffee Capital – Amadeo, Cavite.

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Brewed coffee is perfectly paired with toasted sandwiches, papaya fruit and biscuits

sHebrews Coffee is a budding coffee brand just recently awarded with OTOP (One Top One Product). It is family owned business managed by one of  its humble and generous owner, Ms. Arsenia Lopez. You can also call her Sensen, also a local of Amadeo, Cavite. They are passionate coffee connoisseurs who promote local coffee beans from the Coffee Capital of the Philippines- the dainty town of Amadeo, Cavite.

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Ms. Sensen Lopez of sHebrews Coffee

sHebrews Coffee started last 2014, but only got its breakthrough last 2018 after re-branding the product. It is formerly known as “From Beans to Cup.”  The name sHebrews denotes the 3 siblings (Sensen and her sister) and her brother (He) and also means she brews (Sensen brews). With the help of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), sHebrews coffee made it to OTOP (One Top One Product) and was invited to The National Food Fair held at Megatrade Hall, SM Mega Mall.  Ms. Sen-sen is hands on and determined to expand the sHebrews business. She does the packaging, marketing and delivery of the products. A very determined entrepreneur!

NATIONAL FOOD FAIR
photo credits to National Food Fair

sHebrews offers affordable and quality ground coffee beans produced by small farmers. Each coffee pack you buy will help support local producers and their families.
sHebrews Coffee have 6 Coffee Varieties

  • Arabica
  • Barako
  • Black Jack
  • Balay Amadeo Blend
  • Amadeo King Blend
  • Maldita Blend

shebrews coffee

sHebrews Coffee Products
Arabica – is a type of coffee made from the beans of Coffea Arabica.  It has a delicate flavor and sweet aroma. Fruity, chocolatey and nutty flavor describes the taste of Arabica. It is aromatic and have less caffeine content.  Also, this is the most common coffee flavor you will have on most coffee shops.
ARABICA
Barako – is a coffee variety exclusively grown in the Philippines, particularly in Batangas and Cavite. It belongs to Coffea Liberica plant species. Since most of  Kapeng Barako is organically grown, it is best for your health as anti-oxidant and contains less caffeine. It has a strong smell and distinctive flavor. Chocolatey and ripe berry toned sweetness with a hint of floral and spice.
SHEBREWS COFFEE
Black Jack – Is made from dark roasted Robusta coffee. Robusta is a coffee made from Coffea canephora plant. It is mostly used in Italian espresso for deep flavor and good crema. It is more bitter and earthy with a woody taste.
BLACK JACK
Balay Amadeo Blend – It is a combination of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. Roasted from medium to dark. Perfect blend of smoothness, strength and aroma.amadeo coffee
Amadeo King Blend – Also a combination of Arabica, Robusta and Excelsa coffee beans. Roasted from medium to dark with a superbly balanced taste. This coffee has a mild taste perfect for those who does not want a strong, bitter taste of coffee.
Maldita Blend – it is a combination of Arabica, Robusta and Liberica. It has a strong taste with an exceptional taste profile. It is the version of the most common known coffee variant “Pahimis.” The best seller of sHebrews Coffee.
maldita
sHebrews Coffee comes in the following packaging:

  • 150 grams
  • 225 grams
  • 455 grams
  • 1 Kilo

My sHebrews coffee experience, I chose the Top 3 best flavors:

  1. Black Jack – it has a strong aroma. I liked that this coffee flavor is very effective if you want to have added energy or boost on an early morning. Or if you have meetings/activity to do during the day, this is the coffee to choose. This will keep you alert the whole day, but mind you I didn’t get to sleep during my Transport Event and even at 3am haha! So better get ready to be boosted! I love this with sugar with or without coffee creamer.
  2. Maldita Blend – from the name itself “maldita” which means bitch, snobby or naughty in english. The flavor have a unique taste, it has good aroma. Unlike the black jack which has a very strong coffee taste, the maldita blend is just enough to keep you awake the whole day while letting you still sleep at night.
  3. Barako – you will instantly love the coffee, first the aroma fills the air while brewing. With no sugar the coffee is bittersweet. It is best when partnered with sugar and cream.

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Other Coffee Products Available:

  • *Coffee Gifts/Vouchers – coffee supply good for 1/3/6/12 months
  • Coffee Wedding Giveaways
  • Coffee Based Products (French press, Coffee Brew, Coffee Scrub, Coffee Garden Soil)
  • Mobile Coffee Bar best for hosting a party gatherings, meetings or events. They can organize showcasing their coffee products paired with pastries from their bakery partners.
coffee press
Coffee press with a pack of coffee is a perfect give-away ideas

You may reach sHebrews Coffee at, resellers are welcome!

  • Lot 4670 Pasong Matanda Street, Tagaytay City
  • Mobile 0995-3330793
  • Facebook page: shebrewscoffee-amadeo
  • E-mail at shebrewscoffeeamadeo@gmail.com

’till our next coffee adventure!

balay amadeo

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