I’m a self-confessed coffee addict. I drink at least two cups of coffee a day. So just imagine my joy when I heard that there’s this new coffee shop near my place with a Pay-What-You-Want concept. Wait a minute… What?! Pay what you want to pay for a cup of coffee?! I couldn’t believe it too so I had to visit.


Digital Walker, the much loved gadget accessory store, recently unveiled a new twist in their Eastwood Mall location: Recession Coffee. The café shares its space with the fun and funky tech store.



When I got to the counter, it’s actually real! I mean, you get to pay whatever price you want for your cup of coffee. Whether you pay PHP 50 or PHP 200, they’ll use the same kind of coffee beans and you get the same amount of coffee.



And the taste? Ahhh… it’s perfect! It’s not a surprise as Recession Coffee have worked closely with coffee connoisseurs, the EDSA beverage design group, so they could provide their patrons with the best cup of coffee. One can choose from a list of Espressos, like “Dark Matter Theory.” For the pour over coffee enthusiasts, like me, choices are Panama Carmen Estate, Ethiopia Sidamo Guji Suke Quto, and Kenya Wakulima grinds.






Pair the cup with colorful, delectable confectionery offerings by Chef Miko Aspiras.


But, because Recession Coffee and Digital Walker have a deep appreciation for a dry sense of humor, it would be good to know that your cup will also get a price badge to poke fun at just how much cash is received. Give an amount greater than PHP 200 and receive a marriage proposal, or contribute PHP 50 and be mistaken for someone in between jobs. So contribute modestly at your own risk.




Cool, huh?! How about you? How much are you willing to pay for your cup of coffee?

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