After 15 Years and 10 Stores: Blugre Coffee Goes Global

Brewing in Davao since 1998

1998 was a memorable year for me. It was the start of my life as a young mom when I gave birth to my eldest child August of this year. Well, I am not going to talk about motherhood in this post, but just the fact that while I was busy building a home and starting a family, I realized that this homegrown coffee shop has been a part of it as well.

Blugre Coffee was also born in 1998. It came when coffee shops weren’t the “in” thing yet. In fact, I can say that it paved the way for the other coffee shops to open in Davao City. They have specially become a hit too since they introduced a locally concocted blend, the Durian-flavored cappuccino.

Choco Torte with Cream Sauce – My Favorite! A Must Try at Blugre ( photo credits to )

Back then, while the city was still building itself economically, I would always delight at the thought of new restaurants and shops coming out here (You can just count with both hands the number of great hang out places to go to). And Blugre would most often be the meeting place for my barkada (circle of friends) when we catch up with each other’s lives.

But that was before.

After 15 strong years, and after opening their 10th branch in Davao City, Blugre has proudly announced its plans of penetrating the international market. They are eyeing to initially open their doors in the United States and Singapore soon, and will be serving the same popular coffee blends, pastries and a lot more.

As the Blugre management team headed by its President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Benjamin Cuaresma envisions their corporate goals, “Blugre shall become a lifestyle worldwide, not just in the Philippines”.

Now, we’d definitely drink to that.

If you are interested to check out their stores, here is the list of all Blugre Coffee branches to help you out as of this writing:

In Davao City:
– Landco Building, J.P Laurel Avenue
– Matina Town Square
– SM City Davao
– Gaisano Mall of Davao
– SM Lanang Premier
– Abreeza Mall
– Malvar St near Davao Doctors College

In General Santos City:
– Robinsons Mall
– SM City General Santos

In Tagum City
– Nicole 22nd Strip, Apokon Road, Tagum

You can also head over to their Facebook page for the latest product offerings and promotions.



40 Responses to “After 15 Years and 10 Stores: Blugre Coffee Goes Global”

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  1. Rovie says:

    I don’t always hang out at coffee shops but I remember going to Bluegre several times with my boss, usually after our meeting and dinner at work. He loves the ambiance and so with the coffee at Bluegre.

    It would be the city’s pride if they will make it big in the international market. Let us support our own!

  2. jenn says:

    congratulations to them. with the recession and all, not to mention stiff competition, they still managed to grow and build more branches! kudos!

  3. Wow! good to know this coffee shops, if ever i’m in the area will definitely try this one.Choco Torte with Cream Sauce looks yummy.

  4. Rcel says:

    Wow! Thriving business that is! An an interesting coffee shop! That dark chocolait slice is so tempting right now! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. The slice of cake is very tempting. Going global means one thing, that they are going strong..

  6. Love ko rin ang Choco Torte! I’ve heard that it’s Melissa Ricks’ favorite, too! =)

  7. papaleng says:

    I know little about coffee, but I have to congratulate the bigwigs of this company. ganda ng vision nila and they are at door of making it a success.

  8. Lainy says:

    I love Blugre! In Gensan, it was franchised by Pacman. I used to go there for a good chat with friends and simply just to unwind. Prices are reasonable for a very cozy ambiance.

  9. cheerful says:

    wow, this coffee shop sounds so interesting, i hope i can try that slice of cake someday….it looks really yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚ goodluck to them and i hope they will add manila or bangkok, too?! hehehe.

  10. Roch says:

    The choco torte seemed too moist and rich in its chocolate-y goodness! My mom and sister would both love to eat this cake! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. sef tiburcio says:

    waaaaa. choco cake with cream, will definitely try this as soon as possible!

  12. Franc Ramon says:

    I hope they also have one in Manila as I’d like to try the different coffee shops to veer away from the usual fares.

    • louiseinthehouse says:

      yes Franc they are branching out outside Davao City so watch out for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. papaleng says:

    Hope this company invades Metro Manila soon. Dming mahilig sa kape rito. ha..ha..ha..

  14. That’s a success. Congratulations to them. I don’t really hang-out on the coffee shop but I hope they’ll have one here in Cebu.

  15. I’ve been to Gen San but people there still doesn’t know about Blugre.
    I’ve read some blogs about it and I’am kinda hoping they would set up somewhere here in Manila.

  16. Algene says:

    The last time I visited Blugre was 2 months ago! Hahaha I’d love to visit any of their branches soon, ate Anna!

  17. ana karen says:

    the durian flavoured-capuccino sounds interesting (though I’m not much into hot coffee) and the choco torte looks so delectable! oh chocolate! can’t really say no, no matter how sweet!

  18. Mark Morfe says:

    And I thought this was an international branded coffee place. Hopefully, they land in Manila very soon. ^_^

  19. Tess says:

    My eldest son was also born in 1998. Time flies so fast . What i love about coffee shops are their desserts and cakes, perfect for hot coffee.

    • louiseinthehouse says:

      Wow really Tess, our sons have same age! Hehe, with the stress we encounter with parenting, we could really use some coffee time ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. lily says:

    First time to hear about this shop! Good for them because they’re growing. Good for us too because going international proves that Filipinos’ recipe could compete with others. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • louiseinthehouse says:

      yes Lily, we have so much to offer to the international market ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. jane says:

    amazing! congratulations to them! i dont hang out much in the coffee shop too actually i never been so long in the coffee shop maybe just like buy a coffee and then gone hehe

  22. Sky says:

    Blugre, had special place to my heart, as it’s the first coffee shop that made me appreciate ice coffees. Their durian frappes are my all time favorites. We just visited, the main branch way back in March. And I heard they’ll put a branch here in Kuala Lumpur, that we’ll make me more closer to my home Davao ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. marri says:

    You’re favorite Choco Torte looks so delicious and the creamy sauce makes it look more mouth-watering. How I wish I can try it. I hope they have a branch in Manila.

    • louiseinthehouse says:

      yep i always order this Marri ( or the Halo Halo torte- their new offering) when I visit any Blugre branch, hope you can try this soon too.

  24. wow! Congratulations to Blurge Coffee house for staying strong throughout the years. I love going to coffee shops because it relaxes me, it’s like a spa for coffee addicts. hehe :))

    • louiseinthehouse says:

      you are right bro, truly a haven for us who want peace, quiet over coffee. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. wow! Blugre is really really big in Davao.. wonder if they plan to set one up in Manila too..that choco torte looks really good! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • louiseinthehouse says:

      we were told in one of the events that they’ll expanding all over the Phils and hopefully abroad, hope it pushes through ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. OMG! Do they have a branch na malapit sa Baguio??? I wanna try that Chocolate Torte!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • louiseinthehouse says:

      Not sure if they’re opening a branch near there. Hmmm on the second thought, why don’t you visit Davao na din? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. Justin says:

    congrats to them!! I wish they open in Manila soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. I wanna try Choco Torte with cream sauce! How much is that?