Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters: Third Wave Coffee with Bucky's and Baked by Anita

Recently, more and more Third Wave Coffee shops have been opening in the Metro creating a fuzz that has successfully drawn my attention.  So after a family dinner in Century Mall, I invited the family to try Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters.  It's a third wave coffee shop that originated in Woolloomooloo, Sydney last 2001 and has expanded internationally with shops in Brooklyn and Singapore.  

What are Third Wave Coffee Shops?

Although our family are coffee affecionados we really had no idea what this third wave coffee shops are so I had to do my research which I'd share prior to my Toby's Estate review.

Apparently, it is a movement for the culinary appreciation of artisan high-quality coffee.  The improvement is to be implemented in all stages of the production (coffee bean growing, harvesting, and processing, tstronger relationships between coffee growers and coffee traders and roasters, quality and fresh roasting).   Third Wave Coffee include direct trade coffee, high-quality beans, single-origin coffee (rather than blends), lighter roasts of the beans and latte art.

Third wave focuses on appreciation.  It's called third wave coffee because there were supposedly two prior wave.  The first wave is the 19th-century surge that put Nescafe and Folgers on every table.  This focuses plainly on consumption.  The second wave begun in the 1960's from Peet's to Starbucks grande decaf latte, of espresso drinks and regionally labeled coffee.  This focuses on enjoyment based on identification. 

I think that classification is quite broad.  So you're probably wondering if I'm buy into this new American-coined concept?  Yes in a way that I welcome their introduction of added coffee drink variety.  But, I won't in anyway think that they are superior to others such as classic Italian coffee shops.  During my research, I found out that our local Kuppa Roastery & Cafe which is one of my favorite coffee shops is a third wave coffee shop.  But then, my other favorite which is Black Canyon Coffee which is not labelled as such is equally good.

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Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters in Century Mall is limited in space.  You'd see the crowd drop in and take off as soon as they have their orders.

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 The place is well-utilized as you have a counter for necessaries.

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There's also a long bar with charging stations that unfortunately don't work anymore.

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Cappuccino (130 php), Macchiato Regular (110 php) and Chai Latte (140 php)

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Our third wave coffees were served in various latte art.  Indeed, all our orders were good and you can tell its quality that you are paying for.  Even the Chai Latte was fulfilling.  I want to try their Mocha next time which was not available during our visit.


Bucky's Not a Brownie (Facebook Fan Page)
buckys not a brownie
Original Buckies (75 php)
Despite just coming from a heavy dinner, mom just couldn't resist being an epicurean and ordered the Original Buckies.

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Original Buckies (75 php)
We were told that it's not the usual brownies because it's denser.  We were really surprised that it is indeed unusual.  It is really fudgy and dense.  I'd say it didn't have any air at all.  I was a but hard to slice but chewy to bite.  The Original Buckies is made of rich dark chocolate and salt.  It was really good and a definite must try!

Baked by Anita (Facebook Fan Page)
baked by anita
Truffle Mushroom Bocaditos (65 php) and Spinach Bocaditos (65 php)
Bocaditos means "snack" in Spanish.  These are puff pastries with fillings at the center like a pie of some sort.  The Truffle Mushroom Bocaditos was awesome!  I'd say the Spinach Bocaditos was just okay and not worth the price.  It was pale in comparison to the former.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters offers quality third wave coffee indeed.  I'm not surprised if I see more branches open up soon. 

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Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters
Business Address Salcedo Village
125 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City, Metro Manila

Century City Mall
3/F Century City Mall , Kalayaan Ave Poblacion, 
Makati City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-10pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge

Budget/Person 60-200
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 478-7677
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