Metro Cebu has quickly become a fastpaced megalopolis, which can be taxing at times. An inside joke my friends and I tell, progress here in the PH is measured on how long the red tail lights are on the highway. Teehee. Being stuck in traffic for hours is exhausting, not to mention a waste of time and gasoline. Once in a while, I drive up to Busay for some crisp air, have a cob of fresh sweet corn (and take three kilos home) while appreciating the overlooking view of Lapu-lapu, Mandaue and Cebu cities.
The day before Sinulog, my friends and I went all the way to Baranggay Cantipla to try a caffeine cup from 21 Kilometers Coffee, and relax before the crazy festivities lined up that night and the next day.
About a 40-minute drive from the traffic congestion in Lahug, a drive up here is somehow therapeutic. Plus, having a cup of specialty coffee makes the experience even more relaxing.
With the sun up and a bit warm during our visit, I opted to have a serving of their Iced Mocha – made with 70% Mt. Matutum South Cotabato and 30% Kenyan beans. The blend exuded a distinct dark chocolate initial hint and ends with a bit of a berry tinge, and since there’s chocolate and milk in the mix, the coffee is masked well in a smooth, semi-creamy earthy chocolatey midtones.
21 KM Coffee reminded me so much of a now famous local coffee shop brand, which uses 80% PH Robusta and 20% imported Arabica beans, giving it a more local flavor profile – earthy and woody.
I can’t wait to be back on a colder day and have a cup of brewed coffee, or a latte. 😉
Visit 21 Kilometers Coffee at Cantipla 1 Tabunan, Transcentral Highway Cebu City Cebu. Operating from Wednesdays to Mondays from 7:00AM to 7:00PM, and is closed on Tuesdays. Accepts CASH Payments only. For inquiries, you may contact them through mobile at 09999235477.