The People Who Brought Us % Arabica Are Starting a New Local Coffee Brand

If you’re a huge fan of the Japanese coffee brand % Arabica, then you were probably devastated when they suddenly closed down their branches all over Metro Manila. While their closing came as a huge surprise, it looks like a new coffee brand will soon take its place.

In an Instagram post a few weeks ago, Allue Hortaleza, one of the Philippine partners of % Arabica, shared that their dream is to “build a brand that is proudly Filipino.” She then invites coffee lovers to “stay tuned,” teasing that their dream is about to come true.


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A post shared by Allue Hortaleza (@alluehortaleza)

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In new Instagram posts on Hortaleza’s personal account, it looks like their new coffee venture is revealed: Angkan Coffee Company.


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A post shared by Angkan Coffee Company (@angkancoffee)

Based on the posts on Angkan Coffee Company’s social media pages, they may be opening their first store in BGC. In their Instagram bio, they also state that they are “Bringing you the best beans and brews from around the PH and around the world!”

Many coffee enthusiasts and fans of % Arabica have already expressed their excitement at the new coffee brand.

What are your thoughts on this new coffee brand? Share it with us!

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Featured photo from Therese Aseoche (left) and Angkan Coffee Company (right)