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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kapeng Barako Club: Samahan ng mga Bitter

I discovered Kapeng Barako Club on FB. I initially thought that it was an existing club for coffee addicts (like me), I just found out later on that it was a Palanca award-winning play written and directed by Juan Ekis. Juan Ekis is also known for his other Palanca winning play, "Twenty Questions".

What makes this play more interesting is staged in cafes. This year, it is set in Third Cup Cafe along Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

The story revolves around a group of friends who loves coffee and doesn't believe in love, or rather, waiting for somebody to love them back.

Although a bit cramped, I love that watching this play feels like eavesdropping to a conversation inside a coffee shop.

I have always believed that a person's kind of coffee represents his or her personality, and KBC translated my coffee beliefs perfectly. What I loved more was I can enjoy drinking coffee while watching the play.

Bacon and Mushroom Pasta (Php 170)

Kani and Shrimp Sandwich

Kapeng Barako Club is the longest-running show by Arts and Culture Asia (ACASIA), a non-profit organization aimed at cultivating the crafts of thespians and showcasing their talents across different venues.

Kapeng Barako Club's first official show is on September 6, 2014, 7:30pm at Third Cup Cafe.

Ticket price is Php 500 (inclusive of 1 drink), only 40 seats are available per show. For reservations, contact 63908-4328837 or email duane.umali@gmail.com or samahanngmgabitter@gmail.com


Kapeng Barako Club: Samahan ng mga Bitter
Twitter: @bittercorp 

Third Cup Cafe
Unit 107, J&R ConCon Building,
Rosa Alvero Street, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City
Twitter: @thirdcupcafeph 

Thanks to ACASIA for having us. 


  1. The plot sounds like something my barkada and I do after our dinner dates. We talk about everything and anything. Hay...I miss the gang. =(

    1. It's a nice play to watch with friends. You should go. :)


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