Demand for Filipino drip coffee is on the rise because they are perfect for those who want their coffee strong, simple, and local. These little bags of joy are conveniently designed to give you freshly brewed coffee without the need for a coffee machine or elaborate equipment. Using the pour over coffee technique, brewing is as simple as tearing the sachet, pouring hot water, and letting the coffee drip.
Local drip coffee bags come in different variants from the staple Kapeng Barako to flavored blends such as caramel, hazelnut, butterscotch, and many more. The local coffee market is thriving and a number of shops have added drip coffee bags – or single serve pour over coffee, on their product offerings.
Social media and e-commerce have made it accessible to purchase and support local coffee producers. Here’s a list of where to can get good quality local drip coffee bags.
1. Mithi Coffee
Mithi coffee offers high-quality Filipino coffee. Made possible by a partnership with Dream Agritech who provides assistance to various farmers to advance technology in the agricultural sector of the country. Mithi coffee is a testament to the potential of local coffee.
2. Barako Mom PH
Barako Mom PH is on a mission to spread the influence of the famous Batangas coffee variant – Kapeng Barako, far and wide. Founded by a fierce Batanguena mom, the brand has over 50 collaborations including gift packs and coffee-scented candles.
Upgrounds champions local coffee beans sourced from the Cordillera Region. The brand started out at weekend bazaars but has shifted online since the pandemic due to an increased demand for coffee-making at home. Upgrounds drip coffee bags come in 9 variants of Arabica, Robusta, and flavored blends, in medium and dark roasts.
BTNGÑ is proudly Batangueno with a goal to put Kapeng Barako back in the centerstage of the local coffee market amongst the proliferation of imported coffee brands in the country. BTNGÑ cofee is strong, bold, intense, and distintcly barako.
5. What’s Up, Brew?
What’s Up, Brew? offers drip coffee bags and packs from the Cordillera region. The brand has 4 coffee variants of meticulously sourced beans, roasted in small batches per week to ensure optimum quality. What’s Up, Brew? assures each cup of coffee will take you on a journey back to its origins.
CoffeeBuddy drip coffee bags come in 5 variants of locally sourced beans from Sagada, Kalinga, and Benguet. CoffeeBuddy embodies its brand name as it aims to be your daily buddy. Coffee Buddy’s social media pages offer a number of videos and tips about coffee brewing.
7. Highlands Supreme Coffee
Highlands Supreme Coffee is a small online business directly from the province of Benguet that offers supreme flavor of the North. Each drip coffee bag ensures a legitimate local coffee experience with 22 unique flavor blends to choose from. Highlands Supreme Coffee prepare and pack their coffee as you order to ensure prime quality.
8. Big Mike’s Kapeng Barako
Big Mike’s offers organic Batangas Barako beans in different flavor blends. Proudly offering drip coffee bags for on-the-go coffee breaks, Big Mike’s guarantees that every purchase will help support the local coffee farmers of Batangas.
9. Beanhi Coffeehouse
Beanhi is Marikina-based coffeehouse that offers drip coffee bags using beans directly sourced from the local farms of the Cordillera Highlands. Their variants come in medium and dark roasts of Sagada, Benguet, and Barako coffee beans, as well as a selection of flavor blends such as hazelnut, vanilla, and Arabica-Cordillera macadamia.
k0pi.ph promises comfort in every cup using locally sourced and freshly roasted coffee drip bags from Sagada. K0pi.ph offers 7 drip coffee variants in single sachets or packs of threes.
Filipino Drip Coffee
Drip coffee bags are a definite level up from the popular 3-in-1 coffee sachets. As more Pinoys appreciate the local coffee industry and all it has to offer, local drip coffee brands are here to stay because they are convenient, affordable, flavorful, and pack a punch.
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