“Let’s celebrate 2gether!”
Fast-rising coffee shop Daniel’s Coffee is celebrating its second year by bringing together families, friends and colleagues from June 11 to 15 at its pioneer branch at EDSA, Quezon City.
Fun-filled activities such as live performances from acts such as rock ensemble Plethora band, the groovy trio of the Voysing and Wish 107.5 Wishful 5 Carmi Ariola, as well as open mic events, await avid coffee lovers for the week-long celebration.
On its first day, coffee lovers from Metro Manila and nearby provinces like Bulacan, Laguna, Batangas to as far as the Ilocos and Cagayan provinces flocked to Daniel’s Coffee main branch in Quezon City to celebrate its second year as a cafe and television studio rolled into one. Fans from other nearby places are expected to follow suit in the succeeding days.
A Unique Coffee Shop and TV Studio In One Concept
Daniel’s Coffee opened in June 13, 2016 as a realization of a dream and a unique concept by prominent broadcaster and public personality Daniel Razon. In an interview with Trending News Philippines two years ago, he mentioned that, “What I really wanted is parang nagkape lang kami nung guest ko sa isang coffee shop tapos nagkwentuhan kami tapos nagusap kami asking straight questions. Tapos mayroon naman na mga nage- eavesdrop na mga nandun din.” (What I really wanted is, like, me and my guest drinking in a coffee shop and having a conversation by asking direct questions. Then there would also be people eavesdropping on us there.)
“Most of the time, pag tayo nasa coffee shop or any place tapos may nadinig ka sa tabi mo na may nag-uusap ng something interesting, hindi naman dahil sa nanyinyismis ka or what but specially kung by accident napakinggan mo yung pinaguusapan nila, you become interested,” the cafe owner, also known by the monicker Mr. Public Servant, added. “So, ang concept ko talaga, parang ganoon gawin. But, mahirap naman kung ilalabas ko pa. So, sabi ko, why not come up with a coffee shop set?” (Most of the time, in a coffee shop or anywhere else, when we hear other people talking about something interesting, not for the sake of eavesdropping or what but especially if you overheard the conversation by accident, you become interested. So my concept is like that but it will be difficult if we bring it on a different venue. So I said, why not come up with a coffee shop set?)
With this concept, the cafe doubles as the studio for the no-holds-barred morning show Get It Straight with Daniel Razon on UNTV News and Rescue Channel, where guests are treated to intense question and answer segments featuring major political figures. Controversial personalities, such as Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo, Bureau of Corrections Chief Ronald Dela Rosa, and PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, are just some of those who have guested in the said television show hosted by the cafe owner, Daniel Razon, himself.
Rave Reviews Overflow as #DanielsCoffeeTurns2
As expected, Daniel’s Coffee continues to mesmerize coffee lovers with its addictive coffee blends and succulent cakes and pastries, on top of its unique TV studio concept, two years in a row now.
Demie Lumanlan of Marikina City, one of the guests who performed during the open mic sessions, put the obvious into words. “Maganda ang ambiance sa loob ng Daniel’s. Astig yung logo nila, ang ganda ng packaging at presentations ng mga products. Quality yung coffee nila. Honestly, mas masarap pa siya kaysa sa ibang leading coffee shops.” (The ambiance was nice inside Daniel’s cafe. The logo was cool, the packaging and presentation of the products were amazing. Their coffee is of good quality. To be honest, it tastes better than that of other leading coffee shops.”)
He added, “Mahilig ako sa kape at nahuli nila ang panglasa ko sa kape. Masarap din ang kanilang mga cake and pastry products. Pumupunta ako dito pag gusto ko mag relax at minsan may mga live performances pa na nakaka-entertain.” (I love drinking coffee and they got my kind of coffee. Their cakes and pastry products are also delicious. I always come here whenever i feel like I want to relax, and there are times that they have entertaining live performances).
Another perfomer, Nicole Cabigting of Pampanga, cherishes her being part of those entertaining the customers during Daniel’s Coffee anniversary week. She said, “Being part of the 2nd anniversary celebration of Daniel’s Coffee was really overwhelming, at kahit sa maliit na paraan naging bahagi kami sa pagbigay aliw sa mga audience”. She added, “It was really fun to be with them and I’m really happy to see them in full smiles while we’re singing for them. Salamat po sa Dios.” (Being part of the 2nd anniversary celebration of Daniel’s Coffee was really overwhelming, even in our own little way we were able to entertain the audience. It was really fun to be with them and I’m really happy to see them in full smiles while we’re singing for them. Thanks be to God).
Another satisfied coffee fanatic was Marlon Desquitado, a customer from Manila. He appreciated the cafe’s anniversary celebration. “Masaya at nag-enjoy po ako kasi may mga live performers.” (It’s fun and I really enjoyed the event because of the live performers.)
He also appreciated not only the products but the quality service of its crew. “Patok ang kape at cake sa Daniel’s kasi masarap, maayos ang accommodation ng mga crew at friendly.” (Daniel’s coffee and cakes are a hit because they are delicious and because the service crew are accommodating and friendly.)
He did also wish for the cafe’s future successes and expansion. “Sana lalong magtagumpay ang Daniel’s Coffee. Magkaroon din sana ng mga branch sa mga malls tsaka sa ibang mga lugar.” (I hope that Daniel’s Coffee will continue to be successful. I also wish that there will be other branches in other places, especially in malls.)
New Daniel’s Promos, Products and Branches Await Coffee Lovers
As if the celebration itself isn’t enough, Daniel’s Coffee unveiled surprises for its loyal customers at the onset of the celebration. Two new beverage flavors were launched during the anniversary week. The Banana and Taro Danpuccino varieties are now available and are on a promotional buy-one-take-one promo between 2PM and 4PM during the week-long celebration (for Grande size only).
Meanwhile, ten lucky fans will get a chance to win 2,000 worth of Daniel’s Coffee beverages each through the cafe’s Sip, Snap and Win promo by simply clicking the LIKE button on Daniel’s Coffee FB page, snapping a selfie or groupfie with a beverage of choice inside the cafe premises and with the customized Daniel’s Like sign and posting it publicly on Facebook with a unique caption and the official anniversary hashtag #DanielsCoffeeTurns2.
Finally, after a successful launch of its first provincial branch in Pampanga last year, two other branches are reportedly set to be inaugurated soon, like what Kuya Daniel revealed to TNP July of 2016. “We are happy to announce as well na God-willing mayroon na kaming uh tinitingnan ngayon na ibang branch. So, iba-branch out na namin for full operation,” he said during the aforementioned interview. (We are happy to announce as well that we will be branching out for full operations, God willing).