Manila living is continuously working towards its urbanization. As a city dweller, it is best described as being on the go 24/7 but our body and mind can only do so much. As a result, we often lean towards quick solutions in re-energizing ourselves. Some prefer to take a quick nap or grab an energy drink of their choice but most people still favor the old time habit of reviving ourselves with a quick cup of coffee. Although coffee is best drunk in the morning, we still find ourselves sipping another cup or two during our coffee break or even after working hours.
To give you the best coffee experience, try out our list of the best thing to pair with your daily cup of coffee:
5. COFFEE + SMOKE =
For some, coffee works best with cigarettes. It gives you soothing taste in every sip and rejuvenating sense in every smoke. The longer you drink and smoke the longer you offer yourself to calm down and to think more clearly. It revitalizes your inner senses that allow self-actualization to take place. However, this is not advisable at all since we all know the harm of cigarette smoking can do to our body and the people who inhale the smoke.
4. COFFEE + SINANGAG (Fried Rice) = Heavy Breakfast Meal
Woo! This is so mouthwatering!!! I could say that for a tough day ahead, this is the best coffee partner that could get you invigorated to your maximum level! A heavy breakfast of fried rice with any traditional viand of your choice-may it be tapa (dried-cured beef), tocino (bacon), longanisa (sausage), daing or tuyo (dried fish) as long as there are Sunnyside up eggs for side dish and a hot roasted coffee will definitely keep you upbeat all day long.
3. COFFEE + KAKANIN (Native Delicacies) = Glorious Family treats
Native Rice Cakes and Coffee are typically served on Christmas season and on family gatherings. These "Kakanin" or native delicacies were so familiar to our taste since recipes of these were passed on from generation to generation. They are still the Filipino families' favorites because they aren't overly-sweetened and they're truly exotic. Perfect for a soothing taste of coffee for longer chitchats with relatives.
2. COFFEE + PANDESAL (Bread/ Bread Roll) = Breakfast on the go!
This combo is best for peeps on the go! Just a quick bite of pandesal and a swift sip of a steaming coffee will keep you on the run! And of course, who could ever forget our grandpa and grandma’s favorite breakfast? It’s the custom of dipping the pandesal in their morning coffee to make their bread softer makes this combo more satisfying. I bet some of you have acquired the same habit.
1. COFFEE + PASTRIES = Chilling out with friends
Coffee and Pastries are usually catered by most coffee shops in the country. Majority of their customers who were students and yuppies could get to choose from a wide variety of pastries on their menu from doughnuts to muffins to pies to waffles and cakes. It goes perfectly while catching up with our growing network of friends may it be our online friends or not.
These various kinds of pastries may be of Western influence but it surely blends well with the modernization going on around us. Keep in mind that it’s not a gesture of shying away from our traditional practices and believes but it’s more of embracing progress and welcoming the positive changes around us.