Bo’s Coffee, Cebu’s homegrown brew and coffee chain with over 103 stores nationwide, pays homage to its roots with the launch of its first tribute store at Capitol Site, Osmena Boulevard on December 7, 2018.
Founded by Steve Benitez in 1996, the truly Filipino brand empowers local businesses and farmers as it grows and takes them globally. It serves fresh coffee made with handpicked Arabica coffee beans from Sagada, Benguet, Mount Kitanglad in Bukidnon, Mount Matutum in Tupi, South Cotabato, and Mount Apo, and Robusta beans from Cavite and other highlands and regions in the Philippines.
It also supports social enterprise by partnering with local micro- small entrepreneurs who have met local and global quality standards for their store interiors, products and merchandise.
An enhanced coffee experience with the tribute store
The 300 sq. m tribute store is a recognition of Philippine coffee and the brand’s humble beginnings in Cebu. It serves as a homage and form of gratitude to Bo’s Coffee stakeholders who have been pivotal to the brand’s growth from the farmers and entrepreneurs to the baristas and artists. The brand also aims to recognize the local community who has helped its growth for 23 years.
Its homegrown coffee menu and furniture from local artisans such as renowned industrial designer, Kenneth Cobonpue presents the best of the Philippines to local and foreign tourists. The interiors are decked in designs from the Bo’s Coffee archive collection such as the wicker table from their first store. Patrons can expect intricate coffee at the store’s experience bar, a communal space which celebrates the Philippine Coffee Origins. The store also features more menu options and lifestyle merchandise items and can seat up to 110 persons.
The brand also plans to establish more tribute stores in the future.
Bo’s Coffee Capitol is open from 7am to 1am daily. In Cebu, Bo’s can be found in 29 locations. For updates, like www.facebook.com/boscoffee and follow @boscoffee on Twitter and Instagram.
♥, JL Arnaiz