Plain Sight x Tita Keks: A Bold Experience of Coffee and Art
Coffee and art may be two different worlds but share very similar traits and paths.
There are traditional aspects to both and have evolved over the generations to reflect the changes in the times and sentiments of people around the world. In the vein of coffee, evolving from a first wave to a fourth, we also see art evolving. What lives on despite these changes are a call back to tradition and the good old days, and we're excited to be bring back the good times through Drive-In, our first ever collab blend with noted sign painter and traditional tattoo artist Krizel Hidalgo, or more popularly known as Tita Keks.
Having loved the character of vintage signs from her college days as a visual arts student at PWU, Tita Keks eventually got to try out the experience of making a sign for herself. She found herself not only enjoying it, but also diving into it as her craft.
She specializes in retro/old school designs, evoking a time when hand painted signs were more commonplace, and giving each sign a distinct nostalgic character.
In putting together the Drive-In blend, we've blended a creamy Ethiopia Yirgacheffe with wonderful fruity notes and added a robusta to add some more character and give it just the right amount of kick, making it work well as a brewed coffee or an espresso.
And speaking of the blend, we’re also excited to be offering it as a pour over this weekend, September 10-11, at the BGC Coffee Festival (taking place at Bonifacio High Street South on 28th Street, near the Jordan Store).
In sharing her thoughts on the blend, Tita Keks said the experience should be refreshing but bold at the same time, just like the feeling of seeing a beautiful hand painted sign, and we hope to be seeing you all get to try this wonderful collaboration of coffee and art.
"The experience should be refreshing but bold at the same time" - Tita Keks