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Coffee is a must in any work setting, which is why we scoured the city for must-have shots of pick-me-uppers to jolt your senses as you hustle.

No matter your current work set-up, a fine cup of joe will always be a necessity to get the day started, or spike some energy in between. From brews to beans, we list down the cafes and shops that deliver your daily dose of much needed caffeine. 

Type A

Type A’s Cold Brew Concentrate can make 18 servings.

If it’s a good bottle of cold brew you need, Type A satisfies with their 900mL glass bottle of quality cold brew concentrate made with Panama beans that give a caramel sweet flavor with notes of dark chocolate and a touch of orange. With a focus on closing the loop by reducing disposable containers, you can order refills for your bottle at discounted price. They also have coffee beans for brewing at home with variants such as Guji Zone, their sweet Ethiopian medium roast with notes of berries; Yirgacheffe, another Ethiopian roast with a peachy bloom and notes of burnt caramel and biscuit-y flavors; and Marivic, their first local bean offering from Davao with earthy flavors with notes of green mango and cacao.

Type A delivers three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Pick-up option is also available, for more information visit their website here.

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Daily Dose MNL

Daily Dose MNL’s assortment of latte flavors.

If you’re in the mood for smooth freshly brewed bottled cold brew, Daily Dose MNL has everything you need. With flavors ranging from creamy almond latte to rich and dark black single origin, Daily Dose brews all their bottles for 17 hours before shipping—And for the tea  fans out there, they have a Matcha Latte just for you too.

For more information check out their Instagram page here.

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Cafe Seventy Six

Toby Benjamin with a Caramel Latte.

Cafe Seventy Six is one of those cafes that were unfortunately met with the pandemic exactly when it opened, but that didn’t stop it from brewing and even going further to help frontliners. Their range of bottles espresso and teas includes Tangerine Latte, Macadamia Latte, Pink Guava Tea, and Peach Mango Tea. You can also order a bundle for frontliners in the medical, security, and other fields that are necessary to keep society functioning.

Cafe Seventy Six offers same-day pickup and next-day delivery. for more information, visit their website here.

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Yardstick

A favorite among coffee aficionados in the metro, Yardstick offers pickup and delivery via courier for their drinks and dishes. Order one of their dozen bean options for home brewing or get their cold brew paired with one fo their signature bagel sandwiches.

Yardstick offers curbside pickup and takeout, delivery can be made via third-party couriers. For more information, visit their website here.

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Commune

Commune’s five cold brew variants showcasing Philippine coffee.

Any frequent Poblacion-goer knows about this corner cafe and events place, and they’ve been keeping their grinders going with a series of cold brews and even some coffee beans for delivery. Their cold brew comes in a collection of 5 variants of local Philippine coffee: Commune Blend (Benguet Arabica, Cavite Robusta cold brew), Mount Matutum
(Single Origin, 100% Arabica cold brew), Atok, Benguet (Single Origin 100% Arabica cold brew), Alfonso, Cavite (Single Origin 100% Liberica cold brew), and Sagada (Single Origin 100% Arabica cold brew).

For more information visit Commune’s website here.

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The Curator

The Asia’s 50 Best recognized bar/cafe keeps it brewin’ with curbside pickup and deliveries for their coffee and even some bottled cocktails. Best to get your hot drinks for takeout, but their delivery options include varying roster of bottles lattes, teas, and juices. To go with your coffee, they also offer some small plates such as cookies and muffins. And to cap off your day, you can even order a bottled cocktail—pre-made or bespoke.

The Curator accepts orders via their website here. Note that they do not deliver cocktails to cities with liquor bans implemented.

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BONUS:

The Chai Bros Co.

For the non-coffee drinkers out there that prefer a sweeter start to their day, The Chai Bros Co. offers bottled milk tea and sweetened tea to tickle your taste buds. Their flavors include Thai Milk Tea, Hong Kong Milk Tea, Yuzu Tea, Butterfly Pea Lemon Tea, and Grapefruit Tea.

For more information check out their Instagram page here.

Special thanks to GABY FLORES

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