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ARAW ng KAPE – the Philippines' contribution to the International Coffee Day community

ARAW ng KAPE – the Philippines’ contribution to the International Coffee Day community

The first ARAW NG KAPE in the Philippines -- our country's contribution to the International Coffee Day community!
"We are better when we are ourselves" – on re-discovering and developing Filipino Coffee Culture

“We are better when we are ourselves” – on re-discovering and developing Filipino Coffee Culture

“But we don’t romanticize it that way, we don’t say ‘Grown in the shade of the acacia tree, watered by the tears of virgins,’” Tenorio said lightly.
The Trochus Coffee Dripper by designer Brian Tenorio

The Trochus Coffee Dripper by designer Brian Tenorio

Beyond just our beans, there is our Filipino Coffee Culture – how we prepare, brew, serve, and love our coffee. Kape Coffee Co. and KKK Coffee believe in Filipino Coffee Culture. Designer Brian Tenorio (www.briantenorio.com) captures a moment of Filipino Coffee Culture in this designer handmade ceramic Trochus Coffee Dripper  fashioned after the Trochus Shell,...
The Trochus Coffee Dripper by designer Brian Tenorio

The Trochus Coffee Dripper by designer Brian Tenorio

I get so frustrated when we import all these coffee-accessories from different countries but we don't develop our own. That's why I made this TROCHUS COFFEE DRIPPER inspired from a shell in the Philippines. Remember coffee is not just something we drink or is just beans in/from this country. There is also such a thing...
Have your shoes made in Marikina, the Shoemaking Capital of the Philippines

Have your shoes made in Marikina, the Shoemaking Capital of the Philippines

I get asked this maybe at least several times a week for my ten years now involved in the shoe industry here in the Philippines. I thought, why not just send them a lead on what to search for online. So here now are my eight recommended steps for those interested in starting to have...
KapeCo Coffee (KKK Coffee in the Philippines) promotes contemporary Filipino #quotables.

KapeCo Coffee (KKK Coffee in the Philippines) promotes contemporary Filipino #quotables.

"Kapag may kape, may pake. Kapag may alak, may balak."
KKK Coffee recipes embody the Filipino spirit

KKK Coffee recipes embody the Filipino spirit

We already have trademarks for our various flavors and sub-brands: Kapeng Pandan (Pandan Coffee) Kapeng Salabat (Ginger Coffee) Kapeng Labuyo (Chili Coffee) and of course, KKK Coffee™ and also loving our favorite recipe, Kapeng Ginto!
Philippine Design Policy

Philippine Design Policy

Brian Tenorio's main focus of study while with Pratt Insitute's Design Management Program is "Design Policy Initiatives in Developing Countries". This study was presented by him and his group at the Metropolitan Museum (New York City) in March 2010.
Filipino Designers convene in 2015

Filipino Designers convene in 2015

PDS 2015: set to be the country's first industries-driven gathering of Filipino creatives and enthusiasts in Design
Bamboo Shanks in Men's Shoes: Heritage and Contemporary-thinking

Bamboo Shanks in Men’s Shoes: Heritage and Contemporary-thinking

Google "bamboo shank" and see how this tradition has been revisited too by some of the finest shoe-making houses in the world.
RA10557: Discussion Points/Notes (Part 2) – Philippine Design Policy

RA10557: Discussion Points/Notes (Part 2) – Philippine Design Policy

Who gets to be part of the coming Philippine DESIGN ADVISORY COUNCIL? What about the Council's responsibilities, functions, and influence? THIS IS PART 2 of my personal notes about the recently-signed RA 10557 (The Philippine Design Policy).
RA10557: Discussion Points/Notes (Part 1) – Philippine Design Policy

RA10557: Discussion Points/Notes (Part 1) – Philippine Design Policy

Some of my personal notes about the recently-signed RA 10557 (Philippine Design Policy). Congratulations to the advocates of this bill! And best wishes to The Design Center of the Philippines! Mabuhay ang Philippine Design!