We Filipinos are obsessed with coffee. We take it at any given time of the day, enjoying it while ruminating about life on our own, or serving it to bring people together, letting the conversations flow freely with every sip. For local coffee expert and global coffee entrepreneur, Silvester Dan Sibal Samonte, coffee is pure romance and mystery.
Today, Silvester can be found in a hip coffee establishment in San Juan, La Union, delighting customers with handcrafted beverages including his very own coffee concoctions. A film believer in the potential of Philippine coffee, Silvester also actively engages with Filipino farmers, helping them rise above the challenges of the local industry for better quality produce. With his long list of to-dos, what is really keeping Silvester busy nowadays is the World Barista Championship, a premier barista competition set to take place in South Korea this year. Together with his team, they are pushing the boundaries of coffee to bring flavors that will surely woo the judges.
A perfect match for his on-the-go, dynamic lifestyle, Silvester has found a new favorite with the new NESCAFÉ Gold Collection. “When tasting different instant sweetened coffees as part of research and development, the NESCAFÉ Gold Collection flavors consistently came up top in blind tasting. When prepared correctly, it has a taste balance and aroma which can challenge freshly brewed coffees from fully automatic machines,” he shared.
“Seeing foam rise out of an instant beverage is some amazing technology. The aroma coming from the top of the cup is rich and enticing. The taste balance of the coffee beverage rivals many cups I’ve had from fully automatic coffee machines. For a hot, sweetened coffee beverage, these qualities are truly the difference to appreciate,” Silvester added.
Now available for your drinking pleasure in supermarkets, large groceries, and select convenience stores.
Over a hundred years after it first started operations in the country, Nestlé Philippines, Inc. today is proud of its role in bringing good food and beverage throughout the stages of the Filipino consumers’ lives. Driven by its mission to nurture generations of Filipino families, Nestlé produces and markets products under some of the country’s well-known brands such as NESCAFÉ, NIDO, MILO, NESTEA, MAGGI, BEAR BRAND, and NESTLÉ. Its product range has expanded to include coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, confectionery, and pet-care. Over time, a number of Nestlé’s quality and affordable products have become part of the Filipino way of life.