Specialty Coffee In The Philippines: Plain Sight Coffee Roasters
Whether you’re a beginner who wants to explore the world of coffee or an aficionado looking for specialty coffee in the Philippines, Plain Sight Coffee Roasters has a selection of unique and delicious coffee beans that will suit your taste.
What Makes Specialty Coffee Stand Out
From the harvesting of coffee, to the processing, roasting, and brewing —the production of specialty coffee in the Philippines and other coffee producing countries is a long and rigorous process. The care, attention, and effort that come with each step reflect the flavors you get from your coffee beans.
Before our specialty coffee gets to you, it starts from the producer —the coffee farmer. The coffee cherries are grown in specific climates and altitudes with care and attention. In this stage, quality is more important over quantity —so only the coffee fruit at the peak of their ripeness will be picked. Then it will be processed through various methods and inspected for quality.
After the farming and processing stage, the green coffee is graded by certified and trained coffee experts, with only coffee beans that score 80 and above being classified as specialty coffee. These have no primary defects and very few secondary defects (i.e. hull, husks, water damage, partial sour, etc).
Now that the coffee beans are ready, they are passed on to the roaster who has extensive knowledge and training about different specialty coffee roast profiles. Roasting in itself is a craft and an art —with coffee chemistry and heat transfer principles considered during the process. As the coffee roaster, we ensure that these specialty coffee beans reach their optimum flavor during this stage. By shipping out your coffee in less than 10 days from the roast date, it reaches you at just the right time. These are a few things that make our specialty coffee in the Philippines truly stand out.
Specialty Single-Origin Coffee
Plain Sight Coffee Roasters’ coffee beans come from different locations from around the world. We have specialty coffee from the Philippines, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and more. Below are some of our single-origin specialty coffee.
Kalsada X Plain Sight -Caliking
Benguet is known for its high-quality coffee beans and experienced coffee farmers. This is because Atok's elevation and well-drained soil is ideal for growing coffee beans — such as the typica, garnica, and red bourbon varietal. With a perfect balance of body, acidity, and sweetness, you will enjoy Kalsada and Plain Sight Coffee Roaster's collaboration. This has notes of chocolate, rice tea, orange peel, and vanilla — which will make you appreciate local coffee even more.
Ethiopia Tabe Burka
Ethiopia is a country in South Africa that has been producing coffee beans for a long time. Some of the key regions include Sidamo, and Yirgacheffe. But the Guji region, where the Tabe Burka was grown, is also a great source of some exciting coffees.
Ethiopia Tabe Burka is grown in highly elevated areas at 1,800 to 2,200 meters above sea level—which means that it has more time to develop complex flavors. This coffee provides a mango, black tea, and peach notes — and a great choice for pour over coffee.
Panama Hartmann Black Winey
The Hartmann Estate is located in Santa Clara, Renacimiento in Chiriqui Province, Panama. The coffee beans are grown in a high altitude, surrounded by hectares of natural rainforest reserves. If you’re looking for specialty coffee in the Philippines that has a sweet wine-like flavor profile, the Black Winey from Hartmann Estate in Panama is a great choice. It has a medium body, acidity, and roast degree which makes it perfect for pour overs and espresso lovers.
Kenya Kahawa Bora
Although Kenya is a tea-drinking country, they produce specialty coffee beans known for its acidity and berry notes. For example, the Kenya Kahawa Bora, which is named after a coffee mill in Thika, produces coffee with the combination of lemon, blueberry, and lavender tea notes. It is best brewed through the pour over and cold brew method — with cold brewing, this specialty roast also gives you the extra caffeine kick that you need to start your day.
Indonesia Aulia Kahpi
Made with a unique process native to Indonesia, the Aulia Kahpi is wet-hulled to produce an award-winning flavor that combines rooibos tea, mango, and guava. As a 9th-placer in the Sumatra Prestige Cup, you won’t be disappointed with this coffee variant.
Specialty Coffee Blends
Here at Plain Sight Coffee Roasters, we combine different coffee beans from different farms to create well-rounded and balanced flavor profiles. By combining complementary beans from different regions, you get the best qualities of each coffee bean in the bag.
Whether you’re making a batch brew for your family during the weekend or just want to relax with an espresso on a weekday, you will appreciate the balance of medium body, acidity, sweetness, and roast degree from the Weekender blend of specialty coffee from Brazil and Costa Rica. It has notes of toffee, green apple, and walnut.
Coffee lovers looking for freshly-roasted coffee beans in the Philippines perfect for everyday consumption can try out our Trooper coffee beans. This specialty coffee that originated from Brazil boasts a combination of dark chocolate, roasted almonds, and cherry notes — which provides a bit of sweetness to get you through the day.
If your usual coffee is keeping you up at night, then it’s time for you to try our Sleepyhead Decaf from Brazil. This specialty coffee in the Philippines has gone through the Swiss Water Process, which removes up to 99% of the caffeine and makes it suitable for any time of day. Combining the cocoa, dates, and cloves notes, this decaffeinated blend will be sure to satisfy your nighttime craving. It’s best served as a pour over, espresso, or batch brewed coffee.
Barrel-Aged - Varias Minas
The aging process of the Varias Minas in old liquor barrels has brought out distinct notes of aged rum, muscovado, dark chocolate, and grapefruit. Rugged, bold, and full of surprises — this blend has it all. It combines sweetness, low acidity, and medium body and is suitable for pour over, cold brew, and french press.
Nothing is as versatile as the Varias Minas when you're looking for specialty coffee in the Philippines. This well-rounded blend has low-acidity and notes of caramel, cherries, and dried fruit. It can be French-pressed, poured over, or processed in the ol' morning coffee maker.
Get Your Specialty Coffee In The Philippines From Plain Sight Coffee Roasters!
As a coffee beans supplier in the Philippines, we cater our roasts to every type of coffee drinker. With a wide selection of single-origin and coffee blends, we make sure that we have something for everyone.