Thursday, November 23, 2006

ALaMiD

What does this little civet (Alamid in Pinoy terms) ...


... and these seven brave souls from Intel have in common?

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They are drinking what is known as Kape Alamid. There is a thrilling story behind the name and you really must try it. Brace yourself...

The Alamid eat fruits and berries which include coffee berries. The Alamid's stomach can only digest the soft part of the coffee berry leaving the coffee bean still intact. The partly digested coffee berry then comes out of the Alamid together with its poop. The poops are picked up by farmers, the coffee bean separated, roasted, ground and turned to one of the most expensive and exotic coffee in the world. This is what they are drinking. Even Oprah Winfrey tried it once in her show. They only told her the story after she drank it.

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You can have kape Alamid when you go to Bag of Beans in Tagaytay. You can dine indoors or outdoors in the fresh cool air of Tagaytay.

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Bottomless brewed coffee costs PhP 65. Great for catching up with old friends and bonding with new ones.

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Flowers

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Faces

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Clear mushroom soup (PhP 95)

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Big plate of garden salad with balsamic dressing (PhP 160)

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Roast beef (PhP 260)

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Fish and chips (PhP 195)

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Blue marlin (PhP 280)

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Steak and gravy pie (PhP 330)

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Blueberry cheesecake

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The gorgeous Intel Philippines Q&R Staff

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Mano Po shot

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11 comments:

Jasmin said...

civet is a tree-dwelling, fruit-eating, catlike animal. Civets favorite food consists of durian, palm fruits and coffee beans.

Only the hardest nut or bean can "survive" the digestion process of a civet.

The digestion process makes the eaten ripe red coffee cherries/beans acquire a peculiar taste.

So I guess, the connection between the civet and coffee drinkers is the same as producer and consumer

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ano prize ko? hehehe

tina said...

civet prolly loves coffee beans. lol -_-

lalaine said...

alamid din yung name nung coffee like the animal.,..

in short, they have the same name "ALAMID"

tama ba?

nina said...

awww...i love coffee but i have no idea what an "alamid" is.. kala ko singer un? hmmm.. hahaha!

Luisa said...

i think they're both active at night hehehehe....i am absolutely clueless hehehehe....

L.A said...

jasmin is korek! (kris aquino accent)

Hermie said...

Congratulations to Jammy for having the correct answer!

Wendell almost got it perfectly except he killed the Alamid to get the berries. Wendell was also the first to answer the trivia.

Great job!

Rolf said...

Hi! Look good,that food..

tina said...

What a great coffee shop! :P I want to visit "bag of beans" when I get to go to Tagaytay. :)

carlota said...

How does it taste? Love coffe can't function in the morning without it.

wow- ganda naman ng place. thanks for sharing 'em. great fotos.

LaNa said...

i love coffee!!! yum!! Babg of Beans? I want to visit that! :)