Entries from January 2008 ↓

Cantata Original Blend Coffee

Cantata Original Blend Coffee are specialty coffee from Korea. The range include Cantata Premium Blend, Cantata Sweet Black and Cantata Black.

The Premium Blend flavor is a combination of pure coffee extract and fresh milk while Sweet Black contains original brewed coffee with a slight hint of sweetness. The Black flavor however, is consisted of black, deep and full bodied of a real brewed black coffee.

Cantata Original Blend Coffee - Premium Blend (left) and Sweet Black (right)
Cantata Original Blend Coffee – Premium Blend (left) and Sweet Black (right)

Cantata Premium Blend has fresh milk, and is therefore like the normal coffee with milk except with good quality coffee beans. While Cantata Sweet Black is like black coffee with sugar and taste slightly bitter.

Available at Isetan KLCC, both Cantata Sweet Black and Cantata Black is priced at RM 7.90 while Cantata Premium Blend is RM 8.50.

Study Shows Caffeine Consumption Raises Miscarriage Rate

Bad news for coffee addicts, especially for the pregnant women, the latest study shows women who drank two or more cups of coffee daily during pregnancy had double the rate of miscarriages.

Expectant mothers have been confused for years about whether drinking that morning cup of joe could do harm to their unborn child.

Some previous studies have shown that consuming caffeine during pregnancy increases a woman’s risk for miscarriage, while others have found that drinking just a couple cups of coffee a day doesn’t pose much of a threat.

The latest research to examine the risk of caffeine consumption during pregnancy reveals that women who said they drank more than two cups of coffee per day had nearly double the risk of miscarriage compared with women who consumed no caffeine.

“I am not at all surprised by this study,” said Dr. Sherman Silber, director of the Infertility Center at St. Lukes Hospital in St. Louis. “Coffee is toxic stuff.”

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Starbucks Tea Latte

Starbucks Tea Latte
Starbucks Tea Latte

For the tea lovers, check out Starbucks Tea Latte consist of Green Tea Latte, Black Tea Latte, Roibos Herbal Tea Latte.

Suntory Boss Coffee – Caffe Latte and Original

Boss Coffee is a very popular brand in Japan made by Suntory. And now in Malaysia, we have Suntory Boss Coffee locally manufactured by Pokka Ace (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Suntory Boss Coffee - Caffe Latte and Original
Suntory Boss Coffee – Caffe Latte and Original

Both Boss Caffe Latte and Boss Original are coffee drinks with milk with the former one taste slightly sweeter, Boss Original has a stronger aroma of coffee. Both are premium quality coffee from deeply roasted beans, 100% Brazil. Pretty good, I would say.

Retailing at only RM 1.90, get them from the nearest 7-Eleven!

Toast Box Coffee

Toast Box in Pavilion is located in the Food Republic. Honestly, it’s too difficult to compare Toast Box coffee with Daily Express and the other ‘kopitiams’ in the city, but the service here is really bad. The staff can actually forget I have ordered ‘Thick Toast with Peanut Butter’.

Toast Box Hot Coffee
Toast Box Hot Coffee

Toast Box Ying Yong
Toast Box Ying Yong

Espressamente Illy’s Alcoholic Coffee

Calling all coffee lovers, there is a new cafe in uptown Kuala Lumpur and Espressamente Illy is the name. Located besides Esprit Cafe and opposite Starhill, Espressamente Illy is more like a coffee bar than a cafe.

The interior of Espressamente Illy
The interior of Espressamente Illy

Angelo Nero is a strong drink with strong coffee and strong alcohol with ingredients such as espresso, amaretto Di Saromo, dark rum, liquid cream and ice cubes. Ossessione tastes sweeter due to the ice cream and other ingredients such as Double Illy Espresso, Baileys, whiskey and fresh liquid cream. Cappuccino Freddo Greco is a non-alcoholic drink and is mixed of Strong Double Illy Espresso, liquid sugar, cold fresh milk and ice cubes and priced at MYR 13 whereas both the alcoholic coffee is priced at MYR 27 each!

From top: Ossessione, Angelo Nero and Cappuccino Freddo Greco
From top: Ossessione, Angelo Nero and Cappuccino Freddo Greco

PHOTOS: Espressamente Illy

Coffee Bean’s Caramel Hazelnut Ice-Blended Coffee

Happy New Year!

Coffee Bean has introduced another new drink – Caramel Hazelnut Ice-Blended.

Coffee Bean's Caramel Hazelnut Ice-Blended
Coffee Bean’s Caramel Hazelnut Ice-Blended

Caramel Hazelnut Ice-Blended from Coffee Bean taste almost similar to Starbucks’ Frappuccino with Hazelnut syrup. Unlike the normal Caramel Ice-Blended, Caramel Hazelnut has a strong taste of Hazelnut syrup, and for some, it may be just a little bit too sweet.

Also available is Caramel Hazelnut Latte. Caramel Hazelnut Ice-Blended retails at RM 12.00 while Caramel Hazelnut Latte retails at RM 12.50. And of course, if you use The Coffee Bean Card, you get RM 2.00 off.