Last week, Bariles‘ buddies at Plurk and members of the Soccsksargen Bloggers Group met at Generals Brew Cafe, a new coffee shop located right between Landbank and Kristan Bookstore along Pioneer Avenue, GenSan City.

Generals Brew

Owned by spouses Kin and Letty Du, Generals Brew has been around for about three months now on a dry run basis and hasn’t been officially inaugurated yet.  Last Thursday though, Letty told Blogger and fellow Plurker Gilbert that they will be ready for our group and will offer free coffee and eats.  Gilbert then lost no time in privately “plurking” all his buddies to announce a Plurk Fiesta or EYEBALL at Pioneer Avenue’s newest shop of coffee blends.

By the way, Plurk which is an abbreviation of “people” and “lurk’ was established in May 2008, as a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as plurks) through short messages or links.

These updates can be read on the plurker’s home page using a timeline listing all the updates received in chronological order, and delivered to other plurkers who have signed up to receive them (and are therefore, friends). Each plurker can respond to other plurker’s updates from their timeline through the website, by instant messaging, or by text messaging.

Let’s just say that “Plurk” is somewhat like YM or Chat for bloggers.  🙂

Anyway, aside from the freebies, the group of 12 bloggers/plurkers who came were treated to an acoustic performance by a male duo.  This time too, since Generals Brew’s WIFI is up and running, those who brought their laptops and nettops were eating, exchanging stories and plurking at the same time while photographers Leonard, Manoy Hecky, Arnel, Donna Mae and Bariles, himself were taking pictures from all angles.

Also present were Jes, MSU prof Gilbert of course, Samara Fae, DOLE’s Jinky, CMO gals Milette and Myla, NDDU teacher Rammyboi and PBB soon-to-be-famous Tanchi, boutique owner Rosilie, and sweet/sexy Tammyrose.

Generals Brew, obviously named after the people of GenSan has something which the other coffee shops do not have.  They are the only ones serving Kafe Balos or Kape Alamid, the most expensive coffee in the world which come from the droppings of the Philippine civet, a mammal which can be found in the forests and coffee plantations of South Cotabato.

Kafe Balos

Aside from the usual hot and cold coffee mixes, Generals Brew also serve After Dinner Coffee, Letty’s own concoctions which contain few drops of liquour in them.  Bariles ordered Spanish Eyes with rhum and boy, was he stumped in no time at all.

Spanish Eyes with Rhum

Spanish Eyes Coffee with rhum

They also offer sandwiches, using rye bread making it more healthy plus rice meals and pasta, all from Letty’s cookbook. Do not forget the cheesy, long and delectable Stromboli though.  Most of the Plurkers loved it.

Stromboli (Cheese Filled)

Cheese-filled Stromboli

Here are the other pictures taken by Bariles during that 6:00pm – 10:30pm Plurk Fiesta at Generals Brew Cafe.

With the opening of Generals Brew, and more of its kind, we can expect a revitalized Pioneer Avenue in no time at all. Thanks to the Du couple for helping make this vision a reality and for giving us, Soccsksargen Bloggers/Plurkers another venue to FIESTA!!!!.

Generals Brew is open from Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 10pm.  For inquiries, you may call them at (083) 552-6559.