Toby’s Estate: Now Roasting in Whitespace

Toby’s Estate just opened its 6th branch in the metro! Coffee lovers can now add this newest and biggest outlet of Toby’s Estate located in Whitespace Manila, Pasong Tamo in their coffee itinerary.


This one serves as the headquarters in Manila. It is designed to be the main coffee place to gather all enthusiasts. Here, popup events for coffee lovers are in the works, as well as coffee workshops and cupping sessions. (Although I hear, other non-coffee related events are welcome too!)

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But what makes it really special, compared to all its Manila branches, is that this branch houses their first on-site roaster in the country.

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Alvaro Sanchez, showing the guests how the life-size roasting machine works.

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It is quite fascinating to see the process of making good coffee. It really starts with the beans — Toby’s Estate sources its beans from some of the best places in the world: Uganda, Costa Rica, Panama, Indonesia, and India. They also offer several exquisite single-origin coffee beans.

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Toby Smith, the founder himself, has his own coffee farm in Panama which produces the La Trinidad Gesha, an award-winning coffee with a cult following.

At the launch, I found out how Toby Smith, an Australian, traveled the world and lived with coffee farmers to understand and experience what it really means to grow exquisite coffee. He actually gave up his career as a lawyer to pursue his love for coffee. After traveling to plantations in Brazil and Guatemala, he began roasting beans at home and eventually opened his first outlet in Sydney. Toby’s Estate is now a leader in specialty coffee all around the world: from Australia, to New York, Singapore, and now Manila!

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Marco Antonio, one of the owners behind this highly successful brand in the country, welcomed everyone to Toby’s Estate’s newest and biggest branch to date.


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That day, we also got treated to a cupping session. A coffee cupping session is an event when the Master Tasters (professional coffee tasters) observe the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. We were shown how to sniff, smell, sip, and taste coffee like a true connoisseur!

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But there is more than coffee in Toby’s Estate of course… Pastries and desserts are aplenty! I had the Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake and the Calamansi Pie with my favorite brew!


Toby’s Estate’s Cafe Mocha. There is just something in their coffee (a secret ingredient, perhaps?) that cannot be replicated elsewhere. And yes, I’ve tried practically each and every coffee place in town, but surely, nothing beats this cup!

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With Marco Antonio and Toby Smith – Congratulations!

For someone who loves her coffee, I’m happy to see that the Manila coffee scene is continuously growing and providing coffee lovers with world class, delicious (and ethical!) coffee choices.

Coffee date, anyone?

Toby’s Estate in Manila: 

Toby’s Estate Century Mall
Shop 312, Century City Mall
Kalayaan Ave., Makati City

Toby’s Estate Salcedo
V Corporate Center
Shop 6, 125 L.P. Leviste St.
Salcedo Village, Makati City

Toby’s Estate BGC
G/F EcoTower, 32nd St., 9th Ave.
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Toby’s Estate SM Aura
3rd Level, SM Aura Premier
McKinley Parkway and C5 Road cor. 26th St.
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Toby’s Estate Ortigas
Robinsons Cyberscape Beta Building
Ruby Road, Ortigas, Pasig City

Toby’s Estate Whitespace
Whitespace Manila
2314 Pasong Tamo Extension
Makati City

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