KOPI FACTORY ON THE CAFE SERIES, START!
Jaff and I decided to go to Kopi Factory for a café adventure since he usually takes me out on a date in these cozy places practically because I’m a café person and he loves coffee. We match well, right? Gladly, he doesn’t take me to some hiking trip and let me suffer the scorching heat of the sun.
Not to mention that I’ve also been teaching him recently on how to take photos and how to edit them. I’m so happy that he’s improving that gave me more reasons why I’m letting him take over my Cafe Series on my blog, aside from that I’m pretty busy with school and work. I apologize in advance if you find his writing is too formal and if it feels like you’re reading a book at times, bear with him. Well, I still have to tweak parts of his blog posts anyway.
For our the Cafe Series, we randomly picked different cafés around Davao through Google Maps. So for our first stop, Kopi Factory!
Upon first visiting Kopi Factory, the most striking feature is that it looks like a house. The exterior initially makes it feel like you’re going to have some nice coffee or play video games at your rich friend’s house.
However, as soon as you enter through the doors, you are greeted with the familiar café setting of tables and chairs. Mugs and coffee apparatuses line a row of metallic shelves on your right, and a massive coffee machine on the left. The interior feels bare bones, but not in a wrong way. The aesthetic was simple, and not distracting. The chairs upstairs were metallic, and most of them were pretty tall.
There were barely any people at the time we came in, around 1 pm, so it was very quiet. A perfect place to study. We got a seat on the second floor which was aesthetically barer compared to the first floor. The area is so white, so bland, that the most interesting thing there would be the study materials or the laptop that you most likely brought, so you have no choice but to do your homework or office work.
We got ourselves a table and ordered some coffee. I ordered a hot “kopi” while Andi ordered the iced one, and also a cake for us to share that costs 120 pesos each. After a round of pictures, we finally drank our coffee (thank God). It was really good. Like, so good that I voiced out an audible “MMMMMM.” It was pretty sweet, probably from the special milk, or something. The cake was also incredibly tasty, and for its small size, surprisingly filling.
Their menu was small, probably because they are only on their soft opening, which they are so proud to announce, that they plastered the sign all over their walls. They also offer some tea and a bunch of other cakes and bread.