Award winning Laguna coffee now in a cold-brew can!

This Holiday season, Pinoys can now get a chance, for a limited time, to taste the country’s award winning Liberica coffee from Sta. Maria, Laguna in a Cold Brew Kit.

The coffee used in the Cold Brew Kit won 2nd runner-up at the 2022 Japanese Barista Championship held recently in Japan.

The Philippine Liberica Coffee is being championed around the world and capturing the hearts and taste preferences of expert baristas and judges around the world by 2019 Philippine National Barista champion, Michael Harris Conlin and Henry and Sons.

With cold brew’s ever-growing popularity and countless benefits, it’s about time someone made the process of making it super easy and affordable. “Whoever adds the water makes money, but this time, we want you to be the one to add the water, so you get to save your hard-earned money,” said Conlin.

“With the ready-to-cold brew kit, you won’t have to fuss around with grind size, filters or water-to-coffee ratio. JUST ADD WATER and put it in the fridge for 12 hours, and you’ll have a perfectly extracted, super sweet, low acidity, low bitterness flavor-packed cold brew. Making a cold brew is now easier than ever with the Ready to Cold Brew kit,” added Conlin.

“We created this unique coffee blend to mirror how coffee is a slow and meticulous process. It takes five years for a newly planted tree to bear fruit, six months for pollinated flowers to grow into a ripe cherry, harvest and processing is three to four months, drying takes four to six weeks, and the parchment is rested for 90-120 days before hulling and roasting. Coffee is a slow, meticulous process, so once in a while, let’s pause and reflect on the hard work of the people who made this coffee and its long journey to your cup,” added Conlin.

How to Prepare:

  • Open the can
  • Add 150g water
  • Cover
  • Put in the refrigerator for 12-18 hr.
  • Pour and indulge

Aroma: Berries, Honey Lemon

Flavor impression: Jasmine, Aloe, Natural Orange zest, Yuzu, Violet Florals, Fuji Apples.

For more information, visit www.henryandsons and

Stevia, a solution to the sugar shortage dilemma in PH

As the temperatures vary, many turn to refreshing drinks to help stay cool and hydrated. But if you’re watching your sugar intake, it can be challenging to find delicious and low in sugar options.

Filipinos have a big sweet tooth, with all types of food, from desserts to savory dishes containing sugar as a key ingredient. This year, the country faced a deficit in sugar production, causing sugar to skyrocket to P100 per kilo, nearly twice as expensive as its cost last year. 

This shortage has affected various industries, especially the food & beverage and agricultural sectors. Because sugar is a staple in the Filipino pantry, many people have been struggling to satisfy their sweet needs. Fortunately, Stevia, a healthy alternative can help Filipinos keep their dishes and lives sweet. Filipinos now have Stevia as a natural and healthier alternative to sugar.

Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It is 300 times sweeter than sugar but has zero calories and does not cause spikes in blood sugar levels. Stevia is better than chemical-based artificial sweeteners because it has no aftertaste or potential health risks.

More and more restaurants and other food businesses in the country are now using stevia as sweetener. With Stevia, restaurants and food businesses can sustainably sweeten their drinks and dishes. Moreover, more Filipino families can enjoy the food that they love. Stevia can be a total game changer for industries struggling to cope with the ongoing sugar shortage dilemma. 

Stevia is readily available in the Philippines produced by the country’s first FDA approved Stevia manufacturing company, Glorious Industrial & Development Corporation (GIDC), the Stevia Company.

Sweet & Fit Stevia, from GIDC, The Stevia Company is used as a natural sweetener and present in all the Glorious coffee, choco and iced tea mixes.

“We understand how important sweets are to Filipinos,” said Ms. Au De Leon, president and CEO of GIDC, The Stevia Company. That’s why we’ve made sure our products are healthier and available nationwide, empowering more Filipinos with a sweet solution to the sugar shortage dilemma.”

GIDC is tapping the hospitality industry as well as the bakers’ association to introduce as well as explore ways on how to use stevia in its various products and sweet offerings.

People who need to limit their sugar intake can now make their lives sweeter with Stevia. People don’t need to sacrifice flavor to care for their health. A teaspoon of Stevia is equivalent to three teaspoons of refined sugar. Stevia improves food and beverages naturally, unlike sugar which has been linked to obesity and diabetes. Moreover, Stevia is considered nonglycemic, meaning it does not affect one’s blood pressure levels.            

Glorious products are available in leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide. For more information, visit and

A New Chinese Buffet Restaurant Rises in Lancaster Hotel

R.M. Lim’s Chinese Buffet of the Lancaster Group of Companies opens November 18, in Mandaluyong City.

The new Chinese restaurant is a part of the Lancaster Group of Companies located at the Lancaster Hotel along Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

R.M. Lim’s Chinese Buffet is named after the President and CEO of the Lancaster Group of Companies, Ronald M. Lim, offering to the public a value-for-money Chinese cuisine buffet with a massive spread that includes dimsum, noodles, soup, congee, and a variety of authentic Chinese dishes.

For only an affordable net price of Php 599, the buffet restaurant offers unlimited Chinese dishes that Chinese food lovers and enthusiasts will surely enjoy.

Led by Lim, with his Chinese culinary heritage, together with partners Norman Alensuela, and Marlon Aquino, R.M. Lim’s Chinese Buffet is open from 10 AM to 10 PM daily, with no cut-offs and no breaks.

For reservations and inquiries, you may call the Lancaster Contact Center at 0968-8697673.


After months of gruelling preparations, RP Blu Boys begin their quest for World Cup glory as they tackle powerhouse TEAM USA on November 26 at the Rosedale Park, Auckland, New Zealand.

The Philippine’s Men’ National Softball, who qualified to the World via a strong runner up finish in the Asia Qualifiers, is bracketed in Group A with very strong teams such as Argentina, USA, Cuba, Czech Republic and host, New Zealand.

“Our RP Blu Boys’ confidence is on a high.  They have been doing well in practice and in tune-up games and we hope to translate those to good performances in the upcoming games.  It will be a tall order but we’re gunning for a win or 2 against the very strong teams in our bracket.”, said ASAPHIL President Jean Henri Lhuillier.”

“Our boys are ready.  Preparations have went well and we are all eager to compete.  We don’t want to make any promises except for giving our best every game, every inning and hopefully we sould pull off some upsest.”, said RP Blu Boys Head Coach, Jasper Cabrera.

The WBSC Men’s  Softball World Cup is slated on November 26-December 4 in Auckland, New Zealand.  Other participating countries comprising Bracket B are equally strong Teams, Japan, Canada, Venezuela, and Denmark.