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06.02.2012 – Manila has a storied past when it comes to performing arts and poetry reading there’s something out of the ordinary that’s unique among us Filipinos.

Some parts of Malate are famous for its artsy and dynamic neighborhood which shares its freedom of expression.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf opened recently nearby Adriatico which has its locale celebrating also its Bohemian Quarter serving masterfully crafted beverages and giving us the experience of the urban culture.

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Walden Chu, President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines shares,” With our finest custom-oriented Arabica coffee and hand-plucked whole sale leaf teas, Adriatico’s old world air comes alive with the addition of the modern-day gourmet delights that The Coffee Bean and & Tea Leaf brings.”

Indeed the night was a revelry and sort of tribute to the old Penguin Café Gallery from the 1980s. Three artists was present to formally launch its Adriatico store, The Coffee Bean and & Tea Leaf hosted an art-themed gathering on June 1, 2012 in its two-storey coffee shop that also features a cozy complementing glasshouse.

The simultaneous launch with the store presented art exhibits and intimate discussions with the artist hub mavericks Cesareb> and Jean Syuco with their daughters together joining them is digital illustrator prodigy Dan Matutina.

It’s also a reintroducing the culture they have nurtured in the past represented by Maxine and Trixie Syuco taking over their parent’s legacy in he performing arts and poetry reading. The event won’t grand without Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s spiked specialty coffee and tea offerings while techno grooves and house tracks mixed by DJ Joey Santos.

Maxine Syuco with her "Visual Narratives."

Performance Artist Trixie Syuco.

Cesare Syuco one of the founders of the former Penguin Cafe Gallery.

Jean Syuco well known performance artists in the country.

“As a premium brand that considers crafting internationally acclaimed gourmet drinks and treats a priceless art form, we here at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf invite the community’s artistically inclined populace to feel right at home in our Adriatico store,” says Chu.

The evening is about meeting good friends and having good laughs at the same time being entertained by the performing artists as wells as musical talents that graced the urban culture scene that continue to thrived up to this day.

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