Quiapo’s Cafe Kabuhayan Is An OG Coffee Bean Sari-Sari Store For Coffee Lovers, Founded In 1945

Quaipo’s Cafe Kabuhayan

For coffee enthusiasts who live by their dose of caffeine every day, sometimes, even though instant coffee offers us convenience, it just isn’t enough.

So those who are looking for freshly ground beans to power their day-to-day tasks not just with caffeine but with a delicious, thick blend of coffee, Quiapo’s Cafe Kabuhayan is a small bazaar of different coffee bean varieties that you should check out.

The store sells 18 varieties of coffee beans

Image adapted from: Sofia Tatel, Cafe Kabuhayan

An OG store along the streets of Quiapo, Cafe Kabuhayan has been around since 1945. The small but historical store is a one-stop shop for coffee lovers looking for all sorts of beans they can find at cheaper prices than what’s on offer in malls and other stores.

Image adapted from: Sofia Tatel

You can choose from 18 varieties. The best-seller is the Sagada ground beans (P480, ~USD9.49 per kilo), and you can also find more local ground beans such as the Batangas (P360, ~USD7.12 per kilo) and Kalinga beans (P360, ~USD7.12 per kilo) from local farms.

Their unique ground bean flavors you may not have heard of yet include Bailey Irish Cream, Macadamia, and Butterscotch (all at P460, ~USD9.10 per kilo).

You can book a courier

Image adapted from: Cafe Kabuhayan 

Given that the store is only managed by Chester de la Paz, who inherited Cafe Kabuhayan from his parents, they don’t accept delivery. But you can book your own courier to pick up your order from the store. Those who want to try the shop’s coffee beans first can also order less than a kilo of ground beans.

Offering a variety of freshly ground coffee beans at affordable prices, Cafe Kabuhayan is a must-visit for those who want to ensure the quality of their coffee drinks every day.

Cafe Kabuhayan

If you’re looking for affordable ground coffee beans, Cafe Kabuhayan is the way to go.

The humble store has a variety of flavors you can choose from, so you can ensure that you’re getting by with your everyday tasks with a delicious mix of caffeine, flavor, and aroma.

Cafe Kabuhayan
Address: Stall B-17 Quinta Market, Quiapo, 1001 Manila
Opening hours: 8AM-6PM, Daily
Mobile: 0920 846 3246
Cafe Kabuhayan’s Facebook 

Here are other local coffee shops you can visit:

Cover image adapted from: Sofia Tatel, Cafe Kabuhayan

Addie Pobre

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