We know Ayala Avenue as the heart of the Makati CBD, but what exactly can we see here? In the first part of a series, we explore Ayala Avenue from EDSA to Paseo de Roxas and check out not only the landmarks there but also the stories behind them.
The Ayala Center Story: Part 3 – Radical makeover
The 1980s saw the end of the Makati Commercial Center of the old as Ayala begins to transform the area into the complex we know today.
Starbucks at 6750 Ayala Avenue: Where the Modern Filipino Coffee Shop Experience Began
Filipinos love coffee, there is no doubt about that. Traditionally though, Filipinos are not really that fancy coffee drinkers. Just a simple cup of coffee bought at the sari-sari store, with perhaps some creamer and sugar would do. There are also the beloved regional blends like the kapeng barako of Batangas or the Philippine Civet Coffee or kapeng alamid which is sourced from the droppings (AKA, uhm…poop) of wild Philippine civets which also happens to be the most rare and expensive variety. In recent years however, Filipinos have come to appreciate the more “sophisticated” varieties of coffee like the cafe lattes, cappuccinos, frappes, etc. And we can all thank/blame (depending on…