EDIT: As of April 20, 2020, deliveries of The Dream Coffee are operational within Metro Manila. More details here.
When the enhanced community quarantine was implemented in the island of Luzon due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we temporarily put our operations on pause beginning March 17. Here's what we've been up to so far.
1. Fueling our frontliners
To make the most out of the bags of The Dream Coffee we still had in our inventory, we used them to serve our frontliners at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the Philippines' national reference laboratory for infectious diseases. We did this together with the help of the local coffee community—an initiative of the founder of HeBrews: The Barako Coffee. This small service is nothing compared to the sacrifices our frontliners make for our country every single day. Maraming salamat po sainyo!
2. Getting the Dream to you
While our online store is temporarily not operational, you can still have The Dream Coffee delivered to you within Metro Manila and neighboring cities through Real Food, where it is available to purchase in beans and grounds. You can also purchase The Dream Coffee from Real Food through GrabFood.
3. Helping out while you #StayAtHome
Our friends at The Philippine Coffee Guild are looking for volunteers and donors to help and fuel our frontliners with coffee through their extended shifts at work.
Since this initiative began in March 23, the Guild has served frontliners in the following hospitals: San Lazaro Hospital, The Medical City-Ortigas, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, San Juan Medical Center, Makati Medical Center, MCU Hospital, Ospital ng Makati, Rizal Medical Center, Santa Ana Hospital, UERM, Quirino Medical Center, Alfonso Specialist Center, Philippine Heart Center, PGH, Manila Doctors Hospital, and Lung Center of the Philippines.
Want to donate any of the items listed in the image or to volunteer as a home brewer? Send us a message here on the site or through any of our social media platforms.
You can also help frontliners through Frontline Feeders Philippines, communities through PAGASA, and the Office of the Vice President's efforts through Kaya Natin!