Many Filipinos jumpstart their day with a cup of coffee ( kape ). In some provinces, people pour freshly brewed coffee over steaming hot rice to make a delicious coffee porridge. Filipinos enjoy spending time at coffee shops to work, study or hang out with friends. Many of these establishments proudly make use of Philippine coffee blends. “Kapeng Barako”, a popular coffee in the Philippines, is known for its strong taste. “Barako” is a Filipino word for “manly” or “strong man”.