Excellent COFFEE is finally available at the Centennial Terminal
very strong coffee
served piping hot
with just the perfect
amount of condensed milk
swirling through and settling down
to a perfect balance of sweet creaminess...
the only place to get real coffee here
was at the corner store that doubled up
as the PAL terminal's smoking area;
that was a boon for smokers,
because nothing beats a cigarette
enjoyed with a steaming hot cuppa java...
but the overpriced coffee at that lounge
is really quite mediocre, and besides,
what about the unlucky non-smokers who'd
have to endure smelling like a wet ashtray
just because they had to get a cup of joe?
Nescafé did open a short-lived coffee shop here
that featured high-end international blends,
but I guess most people couldn't accept the
world's best know budget brand suddenly
selling coffee at Starbucks prices.
And now, YA KUN solves this brewing problem.
Ask anyone from Singapore,
and most likely, they will passionately declare their allegiance
to either Ya Kun or Toast Box as the best Kape/Kaya joint.
I haven't seen any other Ya Kun Coffeestalls in Manila,
but now, for only P65.00, travellers can enjoy
one of the Best cups of Coffee
in All of MetroManila (not just in the airport, mind you),
and they can do so in a very pleasant smoke-free environment,
where the dominant scent is not that of second-hand smoke,
but rather, the wonderful aroma of steaming coffee and
of freshly toasted slices of bread slathered generously
with dollops of sweet Kaya and slowly-melting butter...