Hello Cafe in Tagaytay Launches Movie Nights and Coffee Cupping 101 for Aspiring Baristas and Coffee Enthusiasts

For most people, coffee is more than just a beverage; it has become a lifestyle, a culture, and a passion. Fellow coffee enthusiasts know how important it is to appreciate and understand the complexities that coffee brings. That's why I was really excited when Hello Cafe, a local coffee shop in Tagaytay, just announced its lineup of coffee appreciation events and classes this March and April.

Coffee appreciation or cupping is an enjoyable way to learn and appreciate all about the different kinds of beans and brews, and how you can improve or develop your own preferences when preparing it at home or when ordering one in a cafe.

"We are excited to share our knowledge and passion for coffee with everyone," says Lesley Ann Padilla, one of the owners of Hello Cafe. "We believe that coffee is not just a drink, but a way of life. By attending our events and classes, you will enjoy delicious coffee and learn more about the history, culture, and science behind it," she added.

I recently got to try out their cupping 101 class last week. The coffee appreciation was headed by Arvy Uy and Matthew Carpio. Both are known in the coffee industry and organizations like Coffee Pro and Philippine Coffee Guild. I love that a coffee shop down south is ready to serve its guests with these appreciation classes, since if you are an aspiring barista or a coffee enthusiast from the south, you don't have to drive all the way to Manila to get your cupping certificate.

Macoy Dubs, a really down to earth and well-loved content creator was present too. We definitely had fun enjoying the complexities and learning about the different origins of coffee. 

"We want to make learning about coffee fun and accessible for everyone," says Aaron Paul Charvet. "At Hello Cafe, we take pride in serving only the best quality coffee and want to share our passion with our customers."

Aside from the coffee appreciation or cupping 101 classes, more events are happening at Hello Cafe. You'll have latte and brewing competitions, and weekend movie nights. The cupping 101 courses will cover different coffee origins, roasting techniques, and brewing methods. 

To sign up for the Coffee Cupping class, message Hello Cafe's Instagram or Facebook accounts for more information.

Hello Cafe's latte and brewing competition will be happening on May 20th. This is perfect for for those who love a bit of friendly competition. 

"We want to see the creativity and skills of our customers, especially coffee enthusiasts," says Jerome Ortiz, one of the owners of Hello Cafe. "The competition will be fun to showcase your brewing and latte art skills and maybe even learn from others."

The brewing and latte art competitions will be graced by known coffee masters in the industry and supported by media partners, as well. 

The said event will be headed by the master barista himself, Arvy Uy. He is an experienced and talented Master Barista who has been in the coffee industry for over a decade. He has worked with various known coffee shops and roasteries, honing his skills and knowledge in the craft of coffee-making. Also known for his expertise in latte art, pour-over brewing, and espresso-based drinks. Arvy has also competed in several local and international barista competitions, showcasing his skills and passion for coffee. As the Master Barista of Hello Cafe, Arvy shares his knowledge and expertise with customers and aspiring baristas, helping them understand the intricacies of coffee-making and how to create the perfect cup of coffee.

Dexter Soguilon, another owner of Hello Cafe, adds, "As an educator, I believe that educating or spreading awareness is the key to understanding and appreciating coffee. Most of us love coffee, but only a few know its origin. That's why we decided to curate courses for aspiring baristas or those who love coffee. We want to share our knowledge of coffee, help people appreciate it even more, and ultimately, bridge the gap between those who don’t have access to these things."

Movie Nights at Hello Cafe

What's better than a movie night with a cup of coffee? 

Hello Cafe will host weekend movie nights, screening some of the best upcoming movies moving forward. 

Movie nights with a delicious burger and awesome Spanish Latte coffee from Hello Cafe?

"We want to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where our customers enjoy good coffee and company. We live by our tagline, “distinctively different.” We want our customers to have the best coffee experience every time they go to Tagaytay, says Irish Kleine Ortiz, one of the owners of Hello Cafe. 

Hello Cafe is home to experienced baristas led and owned by Aaron Paul Charvet, Lesley Ann Padilla, Krichelle Marie Soguilon, Dexter Soguilon, Jerome Ortiz, and Irish Kleine Ortiz. They are committed to providing the best coffee experience to their customers and fostering a community of coffee enthusiasts.

For more information, follow Hello Cafe's Instagram or Facebook accounts, @hellocafe

You can also check out my review of Hello Cafe Tagaytay here

Hello Cafe

Address: Lot 2F-8, Polivel Subdivision Maitim Second East, Tagaytay, Cavite

Operating Hours: 9 AM – 9 PM

Dining Options: Dine In, Take out, and Delivery

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  1. Nakakatuwa naman na willing silang i-share ang knowledge and skill nila about making coffee sa mga aspiring barista or a coffee enthusiasts. For sure, enjoy at ang daming learnings dito. Bet ko din iyong pa movie night ng Hello Cafe every weekend.

  2. thanks a lot for sharing
    it's nice to know this,that hello cafe tagaytay having an coffee appreciation events and classes,
    for sure sa mga interested dito mag eenjoy at ang dami pang matutunan,btw,ang sarap naman magkape dito at napakarelaxing yung lugar