Exchange Alley Coffee House (EACH) is one of the best places to find new single origin coffees when in Metro Manila. Having built the bar around a single grinder, the EK43, single origin coffees on their menu are available as both espresso and pour over. And they always have new and interesting beans on hand.
We recently got a taste of one of their newest offerings, the Guji Ye Genet from Kercha, Ethiopia. It’s a natural process coffee with mixed heirloom varieties. Natural coffees are processed by drying the coffee fruits under the heat or with the help of the sun with everything in the coffee fruit intact, including its skin — similar to how grapes are turned into raisins. After which, the beans are peeled off of its fruit before roasting. It creates a complex type of sweet and citrusy flavor. The Guji Ye Genet at EACH was a very pleasing cup with sweet fruity notes of cherry, strawberry, and chocolate coated blueberries. It’s fascinating to know that so many complex flavors can be brought out from a single coffee cherry by adjusting the processing method used. And this doesn’t even bring up the discussion about the flavor changes that happen in the roasting and brewing of the coffee!
On that note, join us tomorrow to discuss that with EACH’s resident roaster, @giapalamie. We’ll be having a little fireside chat to discuss her coffee journey and philosophies as a barista and roaster. Link in bio for the event page on Facebook!
What does honey-processed mean for coffee? Its a processing method that involves de-pulping coffee cherries and leaving the fleshy inside of the cherry called mucilage to dry. We tried this cup from EACH located at the south of metro manila and it gave us a fruity flavour note. It had a juicy mouthfeel and a sweet aftertaste that tasted a bit like sour gummies!
If you’re serving pasta in a coffee shop, you might as well do it right, and the breakfast pasta at Each Coffee does just that. By adding simple ingredients like bacon and egg, they manage to bring a classic dish to life. Even though their food offerings are limited, they do a good job with what they opt to serve. The breakfast here could make Each a regular early morning stop alone, but don’t forget to order some coffee or you’ll miss out.