Entries from September 2007 ↓

Mt. Rainier Caffe Latte

Mt. Rainier Caffe Latte
Mt. Rainier Caffe Latte

Today, I got myself a can of Mt. Rainier Caffe Latte from Shojikiya, a Japanese supermarket in The Gardens, Mid Valley Kuala Lumpur.

The coffee has a very strong aroma from the moment I opened the lid. Although it’s a cafe latte, it tastes very strong – almost as good as a freshly brewed espresso from Starbucks. It’s a Japanese coffee and it tastes really good. You got to try it. Retails at RM 6.90 (approx. USD $2.00).

Toast Box Ying Yong

Too many new cafés that follow the old school ‘kopitiam’ style are opening – Uncle Lim, Keluang Station, Killiney Kopitiam and now comes Toast Box, located in Mid Valley Megamall, just opposite San Francisco Coffee on Ground Floor in North Court. Like most of the “kopitiam” style café, Toast Box serves the usual French toast, toast with peanut butter, Nasi Lemak among others. They even have toast with milo!

I have been to Toast Box twice and ordered yin yong ice (coffee mixed with tea) on both occasion. Quite good for a reasonable price. I guess I will frequent these new school of kopitiam more often than Starbucks in the coming months.

Toast Box Yin Yong
Toast Box Yin Yong

Toast Box is owned by BreadTalk, a Singapore-based bakery.

Starbucks Ramadan Date Frappuccino

Starbucks has rolled out a special Ramadan Date Frappuccino, an icy coffee beverage flavored with date juice available only during the the Muslim holy month. However, this drink is only at Starbucks in the Middle East. Sad.

Date Frappuccino
Date Frappuccino

Coffee Bean Malaysia 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash

Coffee Bean Malaysia 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash

This Sunday, 9th September 2007, Coffee Bean Malaysia will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash at KL Plaza from 11am – 3pm, thus, it’s inviting you to the exciting party where you can buy The Original Ice Blended at only RM 2.00* ( U.P. RM 10.80). And there will be exciting prizes to be won!

* – Limited to Two(2) Ice Blended® per customer

Thanks, Angel!

Gourmet Coffee Pioneer Dies at 87

Alfred Peet, 87, a Dutch tea trader who started the gourmet coffee craze in the United States with his rich, darkly roasted, high-altitude beans and taught the trade to the founders of Starbucks and sold them their first year’s supply, died Aug. 29 at his home in Ashland, Ore.

His company, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, from which he retired in 1983, announced his death. The cause was not reported.

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Old Town White Coffee and Hazelnut White Coffee

Old Town White Coffee (left) and Hazelnut White Coffee (right)
Old Town White Coffee (left) and Hazelnut White Coffee (right)

Old Town Cafe, which has popularized in Malaysia recently, is famous for its White Coffee products. White Coffee in Old Town Cafe comes with variety of flavors. The usual White Coffee is available in hot and cold version. Hazelnut White Coffee is also available in two versions and even an ice-blended version.

The food here is only so-so, unlike claimed by some other bloggers.