Malongo Atelier Barista Opens In BGC, And It's Their First Store In Asia!
Malongo, a French brand that is known for fair trade and premium organic coffee, launched the Asia’s very first Malongo Atelier Barista store in the Philippines. A company that is true to its roots in offering quality traditional coffee, Malongo is involved throughout the production process, from the coffee plantation right to the customer’s cup of coffee.
Malongo offers premium, organic and fair trade coffee with a distinct French flavor.
Coffee lovers and connoisseurs now get to have a taste of this premium organic coffee, done the French way, at the Malongo flagship store at One Bonifacio in BGC and at its other branch at West Campus, McKinley West which both opened last December 13, 2018.
Malongo offers organic products and a wide range of hot and cold coffee, tea and coffee cocktail drinks.
Sheila Collado-Parafina, Business Development Manager for One World and Seven Seas, the company that brought Malongo to the Philippines, shares, “Malongo is the first brand in the Philippines to offer a French flavor that is unlike any other. Malongo specializes in Arabica coffee and uses organic beans that are roasted using slow, gradual and traditional methods cooked in low temperature in order for the full potential of the coffee aromas to develop.” Aside from coffee, Parafina adds, “We also offer beautifully designed coffee machines, organic teas, and coffee cocktail drinks.”
Sheila Collado-Parafina of One World and Seven Seas highlighted Malongo’s organic and fair trade products as TV host David Celdran looks on the live coffee art session and artist Lino Acasio paints using Malongo coffee.
One of the interesting coffee drinks offered at Malongo that Filipinos may find refreshing is the Le Carameleon, a cold drink with decaffeinated coffee, sparkling water and caramel syrup.
Malongo will be opening three more stores by next year.
During the Malongo launch at the BGC flagship store, guests were able to try the various premium coffee drinks and refreshing organic teas offered. Interactive activities were also held, such as a welcome message from Malongo’s General Director Jeanne Pierre Blanc, a live coffee art session by local artist Lino Acasio, jazzy tunes by saxophonist Ian Jacinto, and a lively presentation of the various Malongo products by TV host David Celdran and Sheila Collado-Parafina.
Artist Lino Acasio does a live portrait of a guest at the Malongo event using organic Malongo coffee as a medium.
Ian Jacinto played jazzy tunes as the guest enjoyed their Malongo coffee and tea drinks.
Malongo offers organic and fair trade tea products.
Artist Lino Acasio with his coffee art paintings
With the increasing preference of health conscious consumers today for organic products, there is no doubt that consumers will appreciate Malongo’s wide range of organic coffee and tea products, as well as its in-shop live roasting of coffee beans. “Our coffee and tea products at Malongo have been carefully produced to have immense flavor giving it distinct identity,” assures Parafina.
Eia Dy, a coffee lover, enjoys her refreshing cold cappuccino
Photographs by Tess Raymundo