LILY’S by Conlins?

No, it’s not the local Peanut Butter company and also not the Italian coffee brand. But yes, it is a brand that offers coffee!

To understand Lilys is to get to know the story behind the name. It is a person’s name. It is the name of Eric Lim’s mother.

Eric is a licensed coffee Q grader and the COO of Conlins Coffee Company, a Philippine based coffee roaster that specializes in providing world class premium luxury coffee to local clients with brands like Alessi, Serenity, Artisans, Bluenotes and many others.

lily1“Lily’s by Conlins is actually a tribute to my late mother,” Eric lamented during a special intimate media launch event held at the Coffee Lab in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig last Saturday. “When I was a child, I would excitedly make breakfast and whip up a cup of coffee for her. Of course, it was just instant coffee. But the special, simple act of mixing the coffee with milk and sugar felt like such a grown up thing. Until today, I remember those moments with fondness. Coffee became an opportunity for us to bond.” He added.

Inspired by nostalgia and just in time for the holiday season, Conlins proudly launches its newest line of premium instant coffee made from special micro-ground roasts called Lily’s by Conlins.

The instant coffee brand comes in three distinct flavors that brim with warmth and sweetness.

Royal Latte


A rich heavenly brew that’s tempered with a fresh hint of honey. Whether for breakfast or for your afternoon coffee break, this latte instantly perk up your senses. It smells different too, the aroma is fruity and nutty, much like with how a traditional milk tea would smell.

Luxury Cappuccino


A smooth Italian coffee experience paired with the creamy lightness of milk. The final sprinkle of cinnamon on top makes for the perfect relaxing cup over your favorite magazine or TV show.

Luxury Cocoa


Lily’s by Conlins version of hot chocolate drink is the ultimate mild temptation for adults who never outgrew their penchant for this famous holiday drink. It is an elevated version of the sweet treat. A dark indulgent cup that beautifully melds the rich aromas and flavors of premium roast coffee. It offers a delightful balance of richness and sweetness that everyone will love.

I love coffee! However, the problem with me and instant coffee is that I could never ever make the perfect blend. There are only I think  3 or 4 times that I got the taste right – and that’s for my entire coffee-drinking life.  That’s why I am so dependent on those 3-in-1 Instant mixes, and even that couldn’t really get the right blend for my taste.

The great thing with the Lily’s by Conlins brand is that you just follow the instruction indicated on the tin container and you’re set already for a wonderful coffee experience. Eric suggests 2 tablespoon of Lily’s for every mug or 1 tablespoon mixed in 180ml of hot water.


Aside from getting to taste these wonderful freshly-made hot drinks, we also got to experience a “how-to” session with Eric Lim on coffee stenciling and etching during the media launch. Plus a take home of the three new exciting flavors of Lily’s by Conlins!


Lily’s by Conlins are available in 250 grams tins for only 350 Pesos at Greenbelt 5, Coffee Lab (beside Alessi) in Bonifacio Global City, and The Coffee Laboratory in Ayala Center Cebu 3rd Level.

For more info, GO to www.conlinscoffee.com FOLLOW them on Instagram at @coffeelabph or CALL 0917-8671720 or Alessi Cebu at 0917-3143942.

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