Arabica Manila BGC Roastery, the coffee retailer’s flagship store in the country, pays homage to Filipino culture and history
Arabica Manila Mitsukoshi BGC opened to the public in July 2023, attracting the Japanese coffee retailer’s devoted fans who were crushed by its sudden closing during the pandemic. This time around, the flagship store of Arabica Philippines, the Arabica Manila BGC Roastery, opens in the country and pays homage to Filipino culture and history.
As Global Store No. 166 and Manila Store No. 2, Arabica collaborated with award-winning Japanese architectural experts No. 10 of Nomura Co. Ltd., weaving together Filipino elements of the past and future, seamlessly merging the allure of modern urban landscapes with the charm of traditional brick-made houses from old-town Manila (see: Intramuros). Visitors can also survey the unique roastery room nestled on the mezzanine.
See snippets from Arabica Manila BGC Roastery’s opening here:
Arabica Founder Kenneth Shoji at Arabica Philippines' flagship store: Arabica Manila BGC Roastery
Koko Tamura, COO, The Khoffee Group Corporation and Karen Tui, CEO of The Khoffee Group Corporation
Executives from The Khoffee Group Corporation and Arabica Manila BGC Roastery’s cheerful and hardworking baristas
Karen Tui, CEO of The Khoffee Group Corporation, receives the ceremonial first cup
Visit Arabica Manila BGC Roastery (beside Gentle Monster) at 5th Avenue, BGC in Taguig
Enjoy Arabica’s signature drinks, like the Kyoto Latte and Spanish Latte, while munching on their mouthwatering treats—crowd-favorites such as the Kouign Amann and Pain au Chocolat. Introverts are welcome to embrace the single seating available. Friends can also catch up and co-workers can hold meetings with Arabica’s spacious booth tables.
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This is not a drill! Visit Arabica Manila BGC Roastery (beside Gentle Monster) at 5th Avenue, BGC in Taguig.
Shop hours are 7AM to 10PM from Sunday to Thursday and 7AM to midnight from Friday to Saturday.
Photos Arabica Philippines
Art Macky Arquilla