278 – On Washoku Wonders: Triptych 50

It’s exactly a year since the Philippines was locked down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and life has indeed returned to normal. The government initially declared the stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila where I am based back in March 2020. This was eventually downgraded to the less strict general community quarantine … Continue reading 278 – On Washoku Wonders: Triptych 50

223 – On Japan Movement Coffee: UCC Clockwork, Vertis North

The phrase "made in Japan" connotes utmost quality—whether it's consumer goods or gadgets. Not surprising then, that UCC (Ueshima Coffee Company) is synonymous with coffee of superior quality and taste. The coffee company is very much known for its Sumiyaki (charcoal roast), Blue Mountain (Jamaica) and Kona (Hawaii) coffee blends, and has pioneered canned coffee … Continue reading 223 – On Japan Movement Coffee: UCC Clockwork, Vertis North