A tiny coffee joint in an unlikely and hidden spot. Great specialty coffee shops in the Philippines started like this, building up their dream little by little, starting with only a small counter, and owners with dreams: El Union, Habitual, The Curator — they all started this way. Hoping to join in on that familiar origin story is Kapitolyo’s Common Grounds Coffee. It is still in the early stages of their coffee journey and we give them a nod at the effort they’re putting in to serve coffee at a day to day basis at their little spot inside a healthcare institute in Pasig. They still have a ways to go to in terms of becoming a great cafe, a road that can take months or even years. We wish them all the luck they need in that journey!