Photo: Noel Orsal


GMA Network's Pinoy remake of the drama series, Coffee Prince, has become one of the most-talked about topics on Twitter. 


The local version of the Koreanovela aired its pilot episode last night, October 8, in replacement of One True Love.


Coffee Prince became one of the Kapuso Network's highest-rating Koreanovelas in 2008 and captivated the hearts of Filipino viewers for its engaging storyline, witty dialogue and endearing characters.


Tasked to reprise the popular characters of Arthur and Andy are loveteam partners Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal.


Adding spice to the story are two newbie stars--Max Collins as Arlene and Benjamin Alves as Errol--who will star in their very first primetime project.


Adding star power to the program are the cute baristas at the Coffee Prince shop including Boy2 Quizon as Ervin, Steven Silva as Bamboo, Fabio Ide as Leo, Sef Cadayona as Baldo, and Kim Komatsu as Mylene.


Playing equally vital roles are some of today's biggest names in drama: Tessie Tomas as Beth, Leo Martinez as Ernie, Ces Quesada as Lorna, Ronnie Henares as Oliver, and Ms. Celia Rodriguez as Mamita.


SYNOPSIS. Coffee Prince tells the story of Andy, a hardworking young woman who supports her mother and sister after the death of their father. To sustain their daily needs, she earns a living as a tricycle driver.


Arthur, on the other hand, is a happy-go-lucky and wealthy bachelor whose family owns the biggest coffee factory in the country. His grandmother constantly pressures him to settle down but Arthur is not yet ready to tie the knot.


In order to avoid the dates arranged by his grandmother, Arthur hires Andy to pretend to be his gay lover. He doesn't know that Andy is just pretending to be a guy so she can keep her job in Arthur's coffee shop. Desperate to payoff her family's debt, Andy is left with no choice but to agree with Arthur's plan and to continue with her charade.


Things get complicated when Andy starts to fall in love with Arthur. He is likewise unable to control his feelings for Andy and he starts questioning his sexuality.


How will Arthur deal with his romantic feelings for Andy? If Arthur finds out about Andy's real identity and lies, will the truth sabotage their romance and relationship? Will their love story have a happy ending despite the complications and interventions of Errol (Benjamin Alves) and Arlene (Max Collins) in their lives?


Coffee Prince is directed by Ricky Davao with Des Garbes-Severino as headwriter. Jay-R gives a new interpretation for the program's theme song, "Because of You."