DeLonghi PrimaDonna Elite Launch

July 20, 2016 marked the milestone in DeLonghi’s history in Asia when their new flagship product, the PrimaDonna Elite was launched in Shangri-La in Bonifacio Global City through their official distributor, Concept Specialist, Inc.

The event was foreran by Joseph Hung, the president of Concept Specialist, Inc., together with the DeLonghi’s International Commercial Director for Asia Pacific and Americas, Paul Accomero. It was attended by known TV personalities like Judy Ann Santos (who unveiled the PrimaDonna Elite Launch with Paul), Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Pattie Laurel-Filart, Angel Aquino, etc.

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DeLonghi’s promise of quality home products reflected in the PrimaDonna Elite; its easy-to-use touch screen panel displays coffee images will guide you in choosing which drink you may want to have.

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It also has an iOS/Android app which lets you remotely control the PrimaDonna Elite, letting you prepare your coffee while you’re dressing up for work!

The most spectacular feature of the PrimaDonna Elite is that you can save customised coffee recipes for each family member, letting you make the perfect coffee cup every time!

Written by Lendl | Photos by Concept Specialist, Inc.


Frank x Dean

Frank x Dean is one of the cafes I frequent the most. It’s a few blocks away from the office at Bonifacio Global City so it has become a perfect go-to place to relieve stress or just kill time.


They are relatively young, with operations started barely a year ago. They are the first shop to open in the Forbes Town Center Open Garden. As of this writing, Tipsy Pig has already opened. With its very modern and artsy vibe, Frank x Dean has slid through the BGC market pretty smoothly.


Frank x Dean teams up with Yardstick Coffee to upscale their coffee menu and is at par with their creative and delectable food selections.

Here are a few of what I’ve tried so far:

Frank’s Espresso Shake

I am down with anything topped with ice cream! Frank’s Espresso Shake is iced beverage concocted with espresso shots, milk and vanilla ice cream! Perfect for a post-lunch drink with friends!


Basic Brew & Homemade Blueberry Cheesecake

This combination I got after a long day at work. I love the simplicity of the Basic Brew. It’s black and light-bodied. It has a very low level of acidity and just enough bitterness to wake you up. No unpleasant after taste which is really, really good.

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I paired it with the melt-in-your-mouth Homemade Blueberry Cheesecake. I was really surprised at how the big the slice is! Crust was a bit too hard but it’s fine. That blueberry jam oozing from the top is really the star!

Long Black and Doughnut

I’ve been trying to get a bite of their doughnut but I only got a chance a few weeks ago. It was a bit crumbly and has a bit sour aftertaste (though not the bad sour, maybe brought by lime extract?). Paired it with a long black to get that perfect balance of bittersweet.

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I love the sharp taste of their cappuccino. It cuts right through my palate which makes it easy to down a cup! The foam is just the most perfect I’ve seen so far. I’m not a great of milk foams but I’d be pissed to miss this one.


Visit Frank x Dean in the morning from 7AM – 10AM. You’ll get a free basic brew for an order of a breakfast. Also, make sure to taste their pizzas for a #HoldAndFold experience!

Frank x Dean gives a different experience for your usual cravings! I love how I can just escape the busy urban life without really leaving the business district. I’d suggest to go in the afternoon and pick an al fresco table.

Frank & Dean Cafe x Kitchen

1/F Forbes Town Center Open Garden

Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig