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For the love of coffee

Where’s Marcel? specialty coffee now in the Philippines

For many people, no drink can be more perfect than coffee. In fact, some can’t start the day right without a cup of their favorite brew. Coffee lovers also go to great lengths to indulge in their passion for coffee, and they’d be happy to know that Australia’s specialty coffee roastery and cafe chain – Where’s Marcel? – has recently opened its flagship outlet in the Philippines.

Coffee fans don’t have to go far to enjoy a uniquely personalized consumer experience because Where’s Marcel? is now here, bringing new flavors that come from the highest qualification of coffee bean from all over the world. The specialty coffeehouse is born out of a long-time dream and passion by its director, Marcel Ruggieri.

Where's Marcel? Culture blend features mild roast with smooth finish
 “Our focus right now is to deliver customer experience to introduce the brand, to expose the market to specialty level of coffee and unique Melbourne-style of coffee enjoyment,” says Ruggieri. 

What’s special about Where’s Marcel? is that it puts strong emphasis on customer satisfaction. “Filipinos are very welcoming and they appreciate the coffee lifestyle, which makes it a very exciting opportunity for us to become part of this coffee evolution in the Philippines,” he adds.  

Muesli by Chef Christine Paredes
 Where’s Marcel? offers customers a new coffee drinking experience that is also personalized, as Filipino baristas who worked hand-in-hand with guest baristas from Australia will help customers discover their own coffee affinity, letting them experience new tastes and allowing them to evolve their palate.

Where’s Marcel? sources 100 percent of its beans directly from local farmers, and the brand is also equally proud of the way its green bean buying program supports farmers across the globe in pursuit of ethically sustainable farming practices. “By directly trading with farmers, we can give back more to them,” says Ruggieri. 

Marcel Ruggieri
Along with new specialty drinks, Where’s Marcel? also serves a unique “Aussie” food menu consisting of signature offerings like desserts, pastries, soups, salads, and sandwiches exclusively prepared by Chef Sau del Rosario and Chef Christine Paredes. The choices will also constantly evolve to elevate both the dine-in and take-away experience. Diners will soon get to enjoy the Nicoise Salad, the to-die-for Rueben Sandwich, cold Soba Noodles, Pumpkin Soup with a Twist, and pastries.

 Where’s Marcel?’s Brew Bar Menu offers various brewing methods –  Batch Brew, Cold Drip Filter, Aero Press, and V60. Currently, the brand offers three different blends: Culture (mild roast with a smooth finish), Evolve (dark, richer roast) and Decaf. People who just want to hang out and unwind will appreciate the mid-century modern space design by interior stylist Nix Alañon, principal designer of FTA Design. 

Different coffee blends  Photos by Star Sabroso
So still looking for a uniquely personalized coffee experience? The search is over because Where’s Marcel? is here.

Where’s Marcel? is located along Pearl Drive Avenue in Ortigas City beside the University of Asia and the Pacific. For more fresh updates, like its official FB page wheresmarcelph and Instagram account 

@wheresmarcelph. A free cupping session will also be held in the next few weeks so customers can acquaint themselves more about the different flavors of coffee with announcements to be made via Facebook and Instagram. 

Topics: Where’s Marcel? , Marcel Ruggieri , coffee

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