We were in the mall one afternoon and chanced upon the quaint corner of KKK Coffee. It offers coffee concoctions with kapeng barako as base. We tried two of the drinks they offer: Kapeng Labuyo and Kapeng Pandan (Php 85, medium-sized cup). Before buying, the coffee shop attendant gave us a sample of their kapeng barako, which is also the variant Kapeng Kape Blend.
The barako base was really good. It had the right amount of bitterness and depth. Its taste was punctuated. We liked that it wasn't acidic.
The Kapeng Labuyo was delightful! The "after-heat" of the drink was exciting to the palate. The drink became even more enjoyable after we added some sugar. YUM!
The Kapeng Pandan was O-K. The pandan component was a little overpowering and a tad too fragrant. We however appreciated the uniqueness of the drink.
KKK Coffee is on the ground floor of SM City Marikina.