A Taste of Green Bean Organic Coffee

Green Bean Organic Coffee
Green Bean Organic Coffee (P65)
This was my cup of organic coffee one Saturday morning.

I became interested in organic food when we visited an organic farm in Majayjay, Laguna sometime last year upon the invitation of Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Training Institute. After several months, we had another organic farm tour in Benguet and Sagada (certified by OCCP) growing vegetables and coffee, respectively. I believe these things called 'organic' are not new to most of us. We've seen them on televisions, people talked and blogged about it. Restaurants, wellness stores and facilities and even weekend destination are now offering 'organic' food. But have you heard of a P65 organic coffee in town? If yes, congratulations, I might be one of the few who recently heard about it. Thanks to a fellow blogger for inviting me to join them in an organic coffee tour one rainy Saturday morning.

Green Bean Coffee, Hotel H20, Manila

Green Bean Coffee, Hotel H20, Manila
Green Bean Organic Coffee + Civet Coffee
Green Bean Organic Coffee
Green Bean Organic Coffee

I didn't know I'v been passing by Green Bean Coffee in their NAIA Terminal 3 branch. I mean, I've been in and out of the airport for more than five times this year. Perhaps, I was too focused on familiar food chains and coffee shops that I didn't even notice it or maybe I was afraid to look at their menu.

Green Bean Organic Coffee

I always wanted to grab a cup of coffee but never did I noticed Green Bean Coffee which is standing at the second floor of Terminal 2 of the departure area opposite Jollibee, very near Yellow Cab pizza and Kopiroti.

Green Bean Organic Coffee

Green Bean Coffee, NAIA Terminal 3, Departure Area

Anyway, tour started in Coffee Bean at Hotel H20. It was an early morning get-together with Eric Tan and Gary Bunagan of Green Bean Coffee Company. If you're a frequent visitor of Manila Ocean Park and Hotel H20, perhaps, you've tried one of their best-sellers, the P65 organic coffee. I would love to read your experience, com'on and hit the comment box.

It was merely three years ago the last time I went Manila Ocean Park. We watched spectacular musical fountain show and ate at Makansutra but my recent short trip at Hotel H20 was about discovering USDA-certified organic coffee.
Green Bean Organic Coffee

We arrived around 8:30 in the morning (when I usually have a cup of brewed coffee and a glass of warm milk for hubby at home). But since we're in the Green Bean Hotel H20 branch, J skipped a glass of milk for a mug of rich, creamy, organic Green Bean coffee. He said he likes it!

Green Bean Organic Coffee
Rich, creamy, organic coffee at Green Bean Coffee, Hotel H20, Manila

The store has a nice and cozy interior. Aside from serving organic coffee and using Muskovado sugar. Considering the environment-friendly, they also used recycled wood, less plastic and limited industrial printing.

1930's ensaymada

They also served us classic 1930's savory panini grilled ensaymada (P130), really yummy!

Green Bean Organic Coffee + Civet Coffee


We visited five (5) branches of Green Bean Coffee - Hotel H20 in Manila, the soon-to-open full-store along Pasong Tamo Extension, 2nd floor NAIA Terminal 3, a kiosk at Saint Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City and another full-store in New Manila, just a few blocks away from the hospital. 

Green Bean Organic Coffee + Civet Coffee

Green Bean Coffee, NAIA Terminal 3, Departure Area

The one inside NAIA Terminal 3 has been brewing organic coffee for two years now, co-owned and managed by a group of friends - William Thio, Dr. Jo-Ann Lorenzo and singer/actor, Jeffrey Hidalgo.

Green Bean Coffee, NAIA Terminal 3, Departure Area

Green Bean Coffee, NAIA Terminal 3, Departure Area

Green Bean Coffee, NAIA Terminal 3, Departure Area
with cousin and fellow blogger Jenn 
They served us delicious Organic Chai Tea (iced) with dalandan and freshly baked cookies.

Organic Chai Tea at Green Bean Coffee
Organic Chai Tea at Green Bean Coffee

I also found interesting pieces at the NAIA 3 branch...

Green Bean Coffee NAIA 3

a different angle...

Green Bean Coffee, YMC Building, Pasong Tamo Extension in Makati

Our next stop which will open its doors to the public anytime between August and September is located along Pasong Tamo Extension in Makati, in the YMC Building to be more precise. It's situated just beside White Space, a famous events place.

Green Bean Coffee, YMC Building, Pasong Tamo Extension in Makati
 Green Bean Coffee, YMC Building, Pasong Tamo Extension in Makati

We had another refreshing drink called Gangnam Cooler using Honey Citron Tea made from Yujae fruit, a product available in countries such as Japan and Korea but I spotted one in a Korean store along Timog, Quezon City when I was looking for husband's office table.

Gangnam Cooler using Honey Citron Tea
photo I posted on IG (@LivingMarjorney)

Green Bean Coffee, CHBC Building in St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City (Kiosk)

Green Bean Coffee, CHBC Building in St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City (Kiosk)

A kiosk inside CHBC Building in St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City. The location is convenient for patients needing hot drinks immediately fasting for laboratory procedures.

Green Bean Coffee

Green Bean Coffee, New Manila (full-store)


Last stop was at their branch located in New Manila in Quezon City. It's a coffee shop and an art gallery, as well. Every art pieces displayed here are for sale.

Green Bean Coffee, New Manila (full-store)
another photo from my Instagram, @LivingMarjorney

Civet Coffee at Green Bean Coffee

We were welcomed with prepared cups of organic Green Bean Coffee and hot Tsokolate but I guess the star of the afternoon was the CIVET coffee.

Green Bean Coffee, New Manila (full-store)
Mount Apo, Civet Coffe
Mount Apo, Civet Coffe
Civet Coffee at Green Bean Coffee
Known as one of the expensive coffees in the world, Civet Coffee comes from Civet Cat's poop. The coffee berries are eaten by Civet Cat, pooped out, gathered and cleaned before they roasted and served to our tables. Now, for only P130 I can have a cup of rich, smooth and flavorful yet not to bitter civet coffee at any branch of Green Bean Coffee. How about the smell? Of course, the rich aroma coffee!  

Mount Apo, Civet Coffee

How far do you need to travel and how much do you need to spend to taste authentic Civet coffee? I had my first cup of Civet coffee when I was in Davao. If I'm not mistaken I paid P150 for a cup. I heard, others sold it at P200 per cup. We're fortunate that Green Bean Coffee Company brings organic coffee and Civet Coffee in Manila at a very reasonable price. Everyone deserves a cup of coffee!  

IRVING Farm & Green Bean Coffee
Green Bean Coffee

They are also serving snacks such as sandwiches. I heard their bagels are good I just didn't bother to order because I'm so full coming from heavy lunch at B & T, stay tuned for the blog post.

More photos here.

Green Bean Coffee Branches:

  • CHBC Bldg. Ground floor, St. Luke's Medical Center, E.Rodriguez, Quezon City
  • Hotel H20, Manila
  • NAIA Terminal 3, Pre-Departure area, 2nd floor
  • Bureau of Immigrations Bldg, Manila, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
  • UP- Ayala Technohub, Quezon City





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