The municipality of Amadeo in Cavite, Philippines is any coffee lover’s haven. A drive away from the metro, you can experience the rich blend of coffee goodness and explore the natural and historical attractions this quiet town has to offer.
Amadeo takes pride in its abundance of coffee which makes it well known as the Coffee Capital of the Philippines. This upland district’s best offering coffee is a perfect pair for its cool and breezy weather all year around. More than its products, peaceful vibe, and Eco-Tourism Zone, the collective hospitality of the locals in Amadeo that are as warm and delightful as its world-class coffee, adds more character and story to the town.
It takes an hour and a half to two hours travel time to reach Amadeo. If you’re planning to commute, you can ride a bus from Quirino-Taft Avenue in Manila or Southwest Integrated Provincial Transport System Terminal at Coastal Mall in Parañaque that is heading to Trece Martires or Indang. Get off in General Trias-Manggahan with landmarks of McDonald’s and 7-Eleven and ride a jeep to Amadeo. A mini bus bound to Amadeo from Baclaran is your another option. You can also ride a van from Alabang going to Dasmariñas Pala-Pala route and also alight in General Trias-Manggahan.
For private vehicles coming from Manila, your southern trip can start in any of these point of entries such as Alabang where you will take the Daang Hari route to Aguinaldo Highway, South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) exiting either at Exit 31 Southwoods or Exit 33 Carmona leading to Governors Drive, and Coastal Road to Aguinaldo Highway until you reach Robinsons Place, Dasmariñas. Or you can take the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) to Kawit heading to Amadeo.
When commuting, you can enjoy the best ride of your life in Amadeo through public utility jeepneys and tricycles or cycle rickshaws. You can try back riding on a tricycle for a more adventurous ride.
For a quiet getaway, The Balite Falls is a popular destination of choice in Amadeo for tourists and vacationers especially nature lovers. Your expectations will be welcomed by its amazing clean and cool waters and relaxing sights and sounds. Aside from enjoying your swim, you can also have a great shoulder and back massage from its gushing water. There are also small lagoons great for resting. In addition, a gallery is nearby showcasing photos of everyday lives of the Caviteños.
Visit St. Mary Magdalene Church and know its rich historical background. More than a century old, this church was used as garrison by the Japanese during World War II. It was declared later on as a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute.
Your trip wouldn’t be complete without dropping by at Cafe Amadeo. This coffee specialty shop is located along the main highway offers roasted coffee beans and grounds perfect for the discriminating taste of coffee aficionados.Try its bestseller Pahimis Blend and Premium Blend. Other local coffee beans are offered too such as Barako of Batangas and Alamid or Civet coffee from the Cordillera.
Discover more about coffee by joining a coffee farm tour with the country’s coffee researchers from the National Coffee Research, Development and Extension Center in Cavite State University. You will get to know more about coffee farming from growing the beans to selling the black magic that is coffee. And for a better news, coffee will be served too! What’s even greater than discovering is sipping your own comforting brew.
The coffee party isn’t over as the Amadeo celebrates its annual Pahimis Festival. Join in the coffee festival of thanksgiving every second week of February that includes parades, coffee exhibits, street dance performances, beauty contest, and fireworks display.
Hoard you will as Amadeo showcases its bounty of fresh fruits that you shouldn’t miss. Its pineapple is one of the sweetest variety which you can buy along fruit stalls and is sold at an affordable price.
For you and your barkada’s budget-friendly food trip in Amadeo, you can dine in at Tito Tom’s Bar and Cafe. This restobar is at Km 55 Banay-banay serves lunch, dinner, and coffee. Its bestseller Sisig ni Drigz is available for only 99 pesos along with other combo meals. Tito Tom’s also offers catering services and raffle draws to its customers.
Another pleasant dining place is Four RC Restobar and Events Place. A homey place at Tanacan Banay-banay Boundary, it serves Filipino dishes such as Kare-Kare and Caldereta and also accepts arrangement and reservations for special events and occasions.
Amadeo is a rather reserved town that is why only Friday and Saturday nights are longer in Tito Tom’s Bar and Cafe which extends only until 11 p.m. from its usual 9 p.m. closing hour. Enough time for more cold shots to cap your hard working week.
There are several hotels and resorts to spend your night in Amadeo. You can book at Microtel Inn and Suites at Eagle Ridge Country Club or A&A Garden Suites if you want more recreational facilities or you can opt to stay at Patio Buendia Farm Resort and Event Place for fun-filled party night.
Your coffee experience is better when you share conversations or stories with your companions and even with the store staff.
Support your own. Buy local products and promote them to your family and friends.
Do not throw or leave your trash especially on nature attractions.