What comes in your mind when I speak of kapeng barako? Perhaps it is the black brewed coffee from Batangas! The province is well-known for its kapeng barako and balisong knives. The term kapeng barako and kapeng Batangas are often use interchangeably.
Pure natural coffee is naturally black but the term black coffee means coffee without sugar. Drinking unsugared coffee is awful at first – to those who are not accustomed to it. However repeated drinking will reveal the taste of real coffee. Sugar seems to masks precious coffee flavor.
To make things more clear — Not all coffee from Batangas are kapeng barako and other provinces can produce it as well. Kapeng barako refers to coffee variety called Liberica – read more about it in What is Kapeng Barako?
Cavite has also kapeng barako. One of the few is the Aguinaldo Blend of Cavite State University. Expertly roasted and blended from Cavite Barako, Robusta and Arabica Coffee beans. It is not a pure Liberica but the taste is great.
Ground Aguinaldo Blend is packed elegantly in a resealable aluminum pouch. Interested parties may contact Cavite State University at telephone number – (6346)415-0010 and fax number – (6346)415-0012.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.