Hone Your Home Barista Skills with The Culinary Exchange

Ever wondered where your favorite hotels and restaurants source ingredients for their artisan drinks? Or have you been feeling frustrated you can’t shack up in your go-to coffee nook just yet? Don’t worry, we have made a quarantine discovery, and we can’t believe it’s taken us so long to find out! It turns out your much-loved every day coffee, fruity smoothies, and green tea lattes are totally within reach – even without your friendly barista attending to your order.

Home-grown brand The Culinary Exchange has everyone and everything covered! For over 40 years, the brand has been providing a long list of hotels, restaurants, and cafes with premium local and imported coffee blends, gourmet syrups, and various powder mixes for making the perfect beverages and desserts. From hot chocolate to matcha, and vanilla to hazelnut syrups, we went crazy with their list and we simply had to try their barista and chef-approved products. Check out some of our favorites!

The Culinary Exchange Coffee

While we’re not allowed to disclose which famous hotels and restaurants serve their coffee, we promise their coffee blends are truly worth a try! Not only are their beans sourced from local coffee farms, but they’re fresh, aromatic, and easy on the budget! We’re making this a pantry staple for sure.

Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa

Definitely something both the adults and the kids in the family are going to enjoy, the Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa will not disappoint. It’s rich, luscious, and has just the right amount of sweetness. We tried mixing this with warm milk and topped it with whipped cream. It was heavenly! With 15 packets in a box for only PHP750, there’s more than enough cups of cheer for everyone.

Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa

Here’s a something for both beverage and baking aficionados! Make yummy chocolatey ice-blended drinks like frappes, lattes, and milkshakes and pair it with brownies and other sweet treats made with the same Ghirardelli powder mix. Talk about versatile! If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, their other Ghirardelli powder mixes are also intriguing. We hear the Ghirardelli Majestic Powder’s pretty good too so we’re adding that to our cart next time!

DaVinci Gourmet Cheesecake Sauce

Your favorite dessert in sauce form? Yes, it’s real! Cheesecake lovers, rejoice! The sauce comes in a bottle good for pouring all over just about any drink or dessert. Not only is the cheesecake flavor absolutely spot, but it’s also not too sweet! We’re keeping our fingers crossed our siblings don’t find this in the refrigerator anytime soon.

DaVinci Hazelnut Syrup

No café menu is complete without a hazelnut coffee beverage and we totally get why! Looks like we’ve hit the jackpot with this one because our morning cups of coffee have been better this quarantine season because of this purchase. The fragrant nutty flavor adds a whole lot of oomph to your daily dose of caffeine and stopping yourself from another serving might be a challenge!

DaVinci Gourmet Matcha Powder

If you’re a matcha fan like us, you’ll know a really good matcha drink is not easy to come by – that’s why we’re thanking our lucky stars we found this! Whether you’ve been wanting a matcha latte or green tea milkshake, this should be enough to satisfy your cravings.

The Essentials

What do you think?