Driving along Oton in Iloilo, you can’t miss this newly opened Coffee Project Iloilo branch in Vista Mall. The coffee shop was beautifully made which makes you think that owners really invested time and effort to create this adorable place.
COFFEE PROJECT ILOILO
“Wow!” That was my first word upon seeing this shop for the first time. Elegant interior with blasting classic instrumentals in the background plus the immediate recognizable smell of coffee complete the first impression. There is a small army of baristas, all uniformed in black shirts with the coffee shop logo and wearing a black cap, in the bar making drinks and meals for quickly growing people of all classes. Coffee Project Iloilo may be far away from the city proper, but being a coffee lover, all this coffee shop has to offer will leave you no excuse.
THE INTERIOR | A LOOK INSIDE
According to its own site, this cafe is not just your ordinary cafe. Why? Aside from the food and drinks they offer, one of the highlights of the shop is its exceptional interiors. Thus, it has been tagged as the country’s growing “Instagram-able” coffee shop. Of course, you want proof! Here they are:
The inside will give you a home-y vibe which makes you think you are in a garden cafe due to combined flower and greens decorations. You can also find coffee-related quotes in the tables, walls, racks, and even trash can. Yes, in the trash can! I was amused upon seeing this. The owners really put an effort in making every customer’s visit extraordinary and worthy.
I love how the coffee shop’s well sectioned spaces. Whether you go in groups, in pairs or all by yourself, they definitely have perfect spots for you!
You may notice that some coffee bags you see brag about their coffee is made up of 100% Arabica beans. Trivia: Two of the most common coffee species produced and sold are Arabica and Robusta. They are both high quality coffee species. Another trivia: Their signature blend is made up of 70% Arabica and 30% Robusta. How is that good? Arabica tastes better than Robusta. So, having more content of this makes the coffee better. Also, Robusta has more caffeine than Arabica. That supports why Robusta is much more bitter than Arabica. Ohh. How I love the combination of this: strong, flavorful and aromatic cup of coffee!
WHAT WE ORDERED
Don’t worry if you don’t drink coffee, but wanna try this cafe out because the cafe also serves variety of foods: pasta, rice meals and sandwiches. Two of their best-selling dishes are Beef Tapa (oops, no meat please!) and Sardine Pasta. We ordered cheese pizza (for me) and corned beef rice meal (for Joshua). During our visit, I ordered two cups. Yes, two cups: Cappuccino and Americano in Grande Size.
This can also be your next workplace. You can study and do paper works in your laptop. They have outlets just in case your battery runs out. Every time your order, you are entitled of 2-hr free WIFI connection.
Although the location is not particularly accessible, the place is a mandatory visit for any specialty coffee lover in the city. In both quality and scale, Coffee Project Iloilo offers a coffee experience like few others.
Know more about this coffee shop here.
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Cha of Little Misadvencha is a Filipino Civil Engineer, researcher and a fur mom. She came from General Santos City and finds that everything in life teaches her a lesson. She is inspired to write about and out of her experiences, but later found out that it was her experiences that actually inspire her.