[Review] The Hot Cup PH Drip Coffee Allows Coffee Lovers to Enjoy Premium Quality Coffee at Home without Hassle

If you enjoy freshly brewed coffee but don’t have the time or energy to grind your own coffee, then you’ll enjoy The Hot Cup’s drip coffee. It is as convenient as preparing instant coffee but when it comes to the aroma and taste, they are worlds apart.

The Hot Cup’s premium drip coffee comes in a coffee bag that acts as a coffee filter, it has a hanger attached to the coffee bag which you can place on your mug. All you have to do is add hot water and you get to enjoy great tasting coffee without any hassle at all.

Upon opening The Hot Cup’s beautiful black packaging, I was immediately greeted by the strong yet delicious smell of coffee. As for the Vanilla variant, a divine concoction of vanilla and coffee wafted through the air.

Stored in airtight packaging, the freshness of The Hot Cup’s coffee was no doubt ensured. The packaging is resealable, which ensures the freshness of the coffee grounds.

Upon pouring hot water onto the coffee bag, a beautiful bloom appeared over the coffee grounds which indicates that The Hot Cup’s coffee grounds were fresh. A coffee bloom occurs when fresh coffee grounds are brewed, bubbles form around the coffee grounds, releasing carbon dioxide.

I don’t drink coffee frequently but I appreciate a good cup of coffee and The Hot Cup’s drip coffee definitely makes a good cup of coffee. The Barako variant is a bit too strong for my taste but for those who love their coffee strong, the Barako will surely please you with its robust flavor. I enjoyed it when I mixed a little milk. I prefer the Vanilla variant and I didn’t add sugar to both variants since I wanted to fully enjoy its flavor as it is. I did drink it with ice since I love iced coffee.

Truly, the best thing about The Hot Cup’s drip coffee is that it possesses the taste and aroma of freshly brewed coffee but the convenience of instant coffee.

There are instructions on the packing which are easy to follow. I’d like to add a few of my own if you want to fully enjoy your drip coffee:

  • Remember to pour hot water and not boiling water.
  • Don’t add all of the water at once. Add a small amount of hot water first to let the coffee bloom for maybe a minute so that the carbon dioxide will be fully released.
  • After a minute of allowing the coffee to bubble up, add the rest of the hot water.
  • If you don’t let the coffee bloom, the carbon dioxide could mix in with your coffee and affect the taste.

Affordable Premium Quality
In terms of price, The Hot Cup’s drip coffee is already affordable. The quality you get from each drip coffee is equal or maybe even better than some coffee sold in coffee shops. Based on its current price of P149 for 5 drips, each Barako drip coffee costs only P29.8. It’s recommended to use the drip coffee only once but some use it twice or thrice.

Variants and Prices for Packs of 5 Drips
Barako P149
Hazelnut P159
Macadamia P159
Vanilla P159
Benguet P209
Sagada P169

Taste the Philippines One Hot Cup at a Time
Drinking freshly brewed coffee from The Hot Cup allows you to support local farmers as their coffee beans are sourced locally from Benguet, Batangas and Sagada.

For more information, visit their Facebook page or their Shopee store.
You may also reach them at info@thehotcupph.com.