Bringing the best from all over the world.

We have been working on bringing the best specialty and premium coffee offerings by partnering with award-winning farmers and trade partners from all over the world. We roast the beans fresh at the EDSA Beverage Design Studio lab and make them more accessible for you to use and enjoy right in the comfort of your own homes.

Specialty coffee is all about the taste, preservation of the flavors of the varietal, terrain, processing, and intention in the cup. #YKW is a product of the Edsa Beverage Design Group.

Our blends

With an unsatisfied palate and a healthy dose of wanderlust, we journey to find some of the tastiest coffees from around the world so that we can share them with you. These coffees are comforting yet fulfill our sense of adventure. Handpicked from only the best specialty coffee growers, we carefully roast small batches on our custom built roaster.

We spend hours refining and perfecting our roast. These are tasted, checked, and packed fresh weekly so you enjoy only the freshest coffee and best flavors.

Some of our blends
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe
Single Origin Coffee

Made from
Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe

Tastes like
FLORAL, TROPICAL FRUIT SWEETNESS, CHOCOLATE FINISH

KENYA KARIMIKUI
Single Origin Coffee


Made from
Kenya Karimikui AB

Tastes like
HONEY SWEETNESS, GRAPEFRUIT ACIDITY, PLUMS

DARK MATTER THEORY
SIGNATURE ESPRESSO BLEND

Made from
PHILIPPINE DIRECT
RWANDA INZUVU
INDIA ROBUSTA

Tastes like
COMFORTING DARK CHOCOLATE, RICH BODY

Summer 2014
Signature espresso blend


Made from
Kenya Karimikui
Panama Carmen Estate

Tastes like
SUGAR CANE, CRISP WATERMELON, CHOCOLATE FINISH

WHAT WE DO

#YKW Roasters Manila is a coffee brand under hand-crafted beverage innovators, EDSA Beverage Design Group. We believe that truly amazing coffee can be enjoyed by anyone in the comfort of their own homes. We handpick the best beans in the world and roast them to perfection, so you can have a taste of the freshest, richest coffee right in your own home.



FRESHLY ROASTED, HANDPICKED COFFEE

We curate for you the best coffee the world has to offer. With our constant pursuit of the noble beverage, you get fresh and exciting taste profiles each and every time.



MONTHLY, HASSLE-FREE DELIVERY

We curate for you the best coffee the world has to offer. With our constant pursuit of the noble beverage, you get fresh and exciting taste profiles each and every time.



MONTHLY INCLUSIONS

Our freshly roasted whole bean coffee is hand packed in foil bags with one way valves and an informative printout of the coffee provenance and flavor notes.

The team

Silvester Samonte, a pioneer in the specialty coffee industry, champion coffee baristas Kevin Israel Fortu (National Barista Champion 2013) and Miko Simangan (National Barista Champion 2012) and the team create these specialty coffee experiences like our coffee brand #YKW.

We wholeheartedly give our customers the finest specialty coffee from all around the world. Come by the EDSA Beverage Design Studio to see how we roast, brew, and drink our coffee.



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Frequently asked questions



Why do you send whole bean coffee? Why not ground coffee?
Ground coffee is incredibly fragile. Once coffee is ground, it oxidizes and there is a significant loss in aroma and flavor just minutes after grinding, no matter how freshly roasted. Think of it like cutting vegetables and fruit. You’d probably prefer your fruits and vegetables freshly picked and whole rather than pre-cut. It’s the same with coffee -- grind your coffee just before consumption.
How do you select your coffee?
We source our coffee from the best farms in the world and we only select coffee with the best specialty coffee ratings. These specialty coffee beans go through several roasting and cupping trials before we put them up for sale.

Choose between our two sides - more adventurous or more comfortable. More Adventerous - choose our #YKW signature blends and signature single origins. If you’d like something more comfortable choose our medium-dark blends like Dark Matter Theory Seasonal blends and other origins. Look for text on the label.
How fresh are the coffee beans that you include in the package?
How long after the roast is the best time to consume them?
Our beans are packed straight after roasting and are shipped to you in less than a week. The beans stay in peak condition sealed for 2-3 weeks and can taste very reasonable up to 4-6 weeks from the roast date. While hand-brewed coffee may be consumed almost immediately after roasting, espresso must be rested for 2 weeks. We roast twice a month for our subscription to ensure you will always drink your coffee at the best possible time.
Where do you ship? Locally/internationally?
Right now we are only able to ship within the Philippines.
When will I receive my coffee package?
You will receive your coffee beans every other week from Thursday to Saturday (see subscription form for details)
What about business to business consulting and products?
Aside from a coffee bean program that we can tailor-fit to your needs, we offer a variety of equipment packages ranging from small brew bars to full-scale espresso machines as well as comprehensive barista training. Drop by EDSA Beverage Design Studio any time for a quick chat with our team. Email us at drinkwithus@edsa-bdg.com and we can answer your inquiry.


WORKSHOPS, ANYONE?

Yearning to learn the secret to brewing the perfect cup of coffee? Sign up for Brewing 101, courtesy of You Know Who— every Saturday, 9:00am-12:30pm & 12:30pm - 4:00pm.


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  • Sat 16 Dec 17 — 9:00am-12:30pm / 12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Sat 23 Dec 17 — 9:00am-12:30pm / 12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Sat 30 Dec 17 — 9:00am-12:30pm / 12:30pm - 4:00pm
    MODULES
  • Module 1 - Intro and appreciation to specialty coffee
  • Module 2 - Intro to different brewing methods
  • Module 3 - Pour-over application


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ESPRESSO FUNDAMENTALS

Take your coffee level up a higher notch. Sign up for our #ykw Espresso Fundamentals Workshop. Available only for students who have taken up the #ykw Brewing 101 module. Available every Saturday, 1-3PM or 4-6PM.


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  • Sat 16 Dec 17 — 1:00pm - 3:00pm / 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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