Note: As of August 2015, Habitual Coffee has closed in Ortigas and will be transferring to Chino Roces Avenue, Makati
Good news: a new third wave coffee shop has opened recently, and the better news? It's just near my workplace! :)
Located inside the very hipster Edition Lifestyle Shop, Habitual Coffee began its dry-run last July, serving coffee using Aeropress. Aeropress is a coffee-brewing device that steeps coffee in less than a minute.
Habitual Coffee serves hot hand brews and DIY cold drip method. They also have some pastries displayed at the counter: S'mores Bar (Php 65), Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Php 50) and Bad Batter Blondies (Php 80).
I had a hot Kalsada Benguet Auntie Domisa (Php 120) while my friend got hot Ethiopia Guji Suke Quto (Php 120). Add Php 20 for a cup of steamed milk.
The Ethiopia blend is more on the fruity side while the Kalsada Benguet has a bit stronger body and woody taste.
A few meters away from my workplace, I'll definitely go back to try the other blends, like the Mint Mojito Coldbrew or the New Orleans Style Coldbrew.
Hipster coffee, why not?
inside Edi+ion Lifestyle Store
Unit C14 Building B,
CW Ortigas Home Depot,
Julia Vargas Avenue,
Mon: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm