Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bo's Coffee Welcomes Award-Winning Barista Junichi Yamaguchi

World-renowned barista Junichi Yamaguchi
Homegrown specialty coffee shop Bo's Coffee played host to world-renowned barista Junichi Yamaguchi last February 7, 2013 at their Jupiter branch in Makati City for a Latte Art Workshop for their baristas. As a brand committed to providing the best training possible for its partners, Bo's Coffee and its team welcomed Yamaguchi wholeheartedly during the event.

Latte art is the method of creating a pattern on the surface of a latte by pouring steamed milk into an espresso shot. It requires a lots of skill and practice before one can consistently create a perfect design.

Yamaguchi's talent in latte art preparation is even more impressive because of the fact that he is self-taught. He makes it a point to practice for around four hours every day, especially in preparation for competitions such as the Coffee Fest Latte Art Competition in Seattle, Washington, USA and the Blenz Coffee Latte Art Competition in Japan, to name a  few. And he also makes sure that he provides his customers with the perfect brew every time.

Paul Asuncion, Bo's Coffee's very own resident expert barista, showcases his latte art making skill during the workshop.

Despite his success, however, he remains down to earth. His willingness to teach many aspiring latte artists has turned him into one of the most in-demand figures in the coffee industry, and his Latte Art Workshop at Bo's Coffee was one event the homegrown brand's baristas eagerly anticipated.

"We want the best training for our team and we're always looking for ways to enhance customer experience and empower our baristas," comments Bo's Coffee CEO Steve Benitez. "Under Junichi Yamaguchi's guidance, our team will now be able to make Bo's Coffee community's in-store experience an even better one."

Junichi Yamaguchi with Bo's Coffee CEO Steve Benitez and the rest of the team
Self-taught award-winning barista was all smiles during the Latte Art Workshop.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Share the love with a Raspberry Truffle Latte

This month, romance will fill the air and I love you's will be exchanged as Valentine's Day draws near. So in this season of love, we at Bo's Coffee bring you a new beverage which will tickle your senses and delight your hearts.

Share your feelings with a Raspberry Truffle Latte, our featured beverage this month!

Savor the flavorful burst of ripe, succulent raspberries with the luscious sweetness & aroma of premium chocolate, all in a cup of this fruity twist on our classic Caffe Mocha. Have it hot, foamy & steaming or have it poured over ice and finished off with a helping of prime whipped cream.

So, bring your other half to any Bo's Coffee branch this red letter day, and say it with a Raspberry Truffle Latte.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

URBANICA: Your Homegrown, Freshly-Roasted Vended Coffee Goodness in a Cup

For coffee lovers on-the-go, you can now enjoy a perfect cup of brewed coffee prepared in a matter of seconds. The commitment of Bo's Coffee to serve homegrown, freshly-roasted coffee beverages continues to expand with Urbanica, a special blend by Bo's Coffee.

Despite your hectic schedule, you can still enjoy real coffee. At a touch of a button, high-quality homegrown beans can be speedily ground and brewed to your palate's content.

Urbanica is now available for you to enjoy. Your homegrown coffee goodness can be vended at the leading offices in Metro Manila today.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Share your best Sinulog photo with a Bo’s Coffee drink, and get a chance to win two round trip tickets to Bohol!

Are you starting to hear cheers and drumbeats with a couple of ceremonial dances? Then it’s definitely one of Asia’s largest festivals again!

It’s time to enjoy this year’s Sinulog festivities, and what better way to be part of it than to win round trip tickets for two to Bohol, with accommodation at the Bellevue Hotel! This year, the Philippines’ homegrown coffee shop encourages Sinulog 2013 participants to share their best Sinulog 2013 photos.

How to Join:
  1. Like the Bo’s Coffee Facebook page:
  2. Upload a picture of your best Sinulog 2013 Getaway, and tag Bo's Coffee on the photo.
  3. The photo must be taken with the participants holding any Bo’s Coffee beverage, at one of the Sinulog 2013 Cebu activities (ie. Cebu Marathon, Grand Parade, Photo Contest, Short Film Festival, Fireworks Display, Choral Competition, Sto. Nino de Cebu Parish Mass, etc.).  You may refer to this link for a full list of Sinulog 2013 activities:
  4. Write a caption on the photo, which answers this equation: “Sinulog 2013 + Bo's Coffee =”. Photo caption must be in one to three sentences only. Only one promo entry will be allowed per person.
We’ll be announcing the Top 20 entries on February 1, 2013 at 6 pm! The Top 20 Sinulog photo participants will each receive P800 worth of Gift Certificates from Bo’s Coffee.

Wondering how you'll win?
Here's how we're going to be choosing from your awesome photos:

  1. From all entries submitted, an official panel of judges will select the top 20 photos as finalists, following these criteria*:
    • Representation of the Sinulog Festival theme - 30%
    • Creativity and connection with the Bo’s Coffee brand - 30%
    • Audience Likeability (via Facebook Likes at 20%, and Online Feedback at 20%) - 40% 
      • *The mentioned criteria set will also be used in selecting the Grand Winners on February 18, 2013.
  2. The selected Top 20 photo entries will have an official Bo’s Coffee Facebook posted comment.
  3. Duration of photo submission will be from January 16 – 30, 2013.
  4. Official Announcement of the Top 20 Sinulog photo entries will be on February 1, 2013 at 6 pm. All selected Top 20 photo entries will each receive P800 worth of Bo’s Coffee Gift Certificates.
  5. Top 20 photos will be open for official fan voting starting February 2 until 16, 2013. Participants may invite their friends to have the photo entries liked on Facebook.
  6. Announcement of the My Sinulog Getaway Photo Contest Grand Winners will be on February 18, 2013. Prizes can be claimed at Bo's Coffee, Cebu Central Office located at R.E Benitez Bldg. F.Ramos St. 6000 Cebu City. If the winners are not Cebu residents, special arrangements will be made in coordination with the winners and Bo’s Coffee. You may claim your prizes within 60 days, from day of notice.
  7. Prizes may be transferrable, but not convertible to cash.
  8. This contest is open to all residents of the Philippines

And are you also wondering what you’ll win?
Here are the prizes for the Top Three Winners for the Sinulog Getaway Digital Photo Contest:

1st Place
  • Two round trip tickets to Bohol with accommodation at the Bellevue Hotel
  • P5,000 worth of GCs
  • Bo’s Coffee Planner 2013
  • Limited Edition Mug
  • Any Bo’s Coffee Grande drink

2nd Place
  • P3,000 worth of GCs
  • 2 Coffee Beans (250g) of your choice
  • Any Bo’s Coffee Grande drink

3rd Place
  • P2,000 worth of GCs
  • 1 Limited Edition Mug
  • Any Bo’s Coffee Grande drink

Once again, here are the important dates you have to remember for to get a chance to win exciting prizes:
  • Submission of Photo of Entries: January 16 – 30, 2013
  • Voting Period for Shortlisted Photos: February 2 to 16, 2013
  • Announcement of Winners: February 18, 2013 at 4 pm

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your entries!

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