Entries from April 2008 ↓

Starbucks’ Iced Caramel Macchiato

Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato
Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato

Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato is good and addictive and is a crowd favorite I must say. Sweet and delicious, I prefer the iced version. What about you?

Starbucks Introduces Breakfast in Malaysia

Breakfast @ Starbucks
Breakfast @ Starbucks
Breakfast @ Starbucks

Recently, Starbucks Malaysia introduces Breakfast, which is already popular in many other countries especially in the States. Unlike the States, Breakfast in Malaysia has only three options — “Tomato, Basil & Cheese”, “Sausage, Egg & Cheese”, and “Mushroom, Tomato & Cheese”, all served warm on toasted Ciabatta bread.

Breakfast @ Starbucks is only available at Starbucks Coffee stores in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor only. And for a limited time only (until April 30), you get a free cup of coffee for any of these three breakfast.

Feminist Coffee Commercial

Folger’s Coffee Commercial as seen below convinced women to choose for themselves what coffee they’d serve to their husbands. Quite feminist, don’t you think?

Starbucks’ Dulce De Leche Frappuccino

Starbucks recently introduced Dulce De Leche Frappuccino and Latte in Malaysia after introducing it in other countries for quite some time. Dulce De Leche is a milk-based syrup that has a similar taste to caramel. It is prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk.

Starbucks Dulce De Leche Frappuccino
Starbucks Dulce De Leche Frappuccino

Dulce De Leche Frappuccino is considerably sweet with a hint of caramel syrup on top — it’s a bliss.

Daily Caffeine Protects Brain

Can coffee neutralize cholesterol?We know the benefits of coffee and according to Dr Jonathan Geiger of University of North Dakota, “Caffeine is a safe and readily available drug and its ability to stabilize the blood brain barrier means it could have an important part to play in therapies against neurological disorders.”

Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests.

A vital barrier between the brain and the main blood supply of rabbits fed a fat-rich diet was protected in those given a caffeine supplement.

UK experts said it was the “best evidence yet” of coffee’s benefits.

The drink has already been linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, and a study by a US team for the Journal of Neuroinflammation may explain why.

The spokesman for the Alzheimer’s Society said, “This is the best evidence yet that caffeine equivalent to one cup of coffee a day can help protect the brain against cholesterol.

“In addition to its effect on the vascular system, elevated cholesterol levels also cause problems with the blood brain barrier.”

One cup of coffee a day is all we need.

Organic Coffee? Think Again

If you get a chance to sip some shade-grown Mexican organic coffee, please pause a moment to thank the bats that helped make it possible according to Jim Erickson of University of Michigan.

In his article, he mentioned pesticides are banned in Mexican organic coffee plantations, but bats and birds work night and day to control insect pests that might otherwise munch the crop. Until now, the birds got nearly all the credit. But a new study from University of Michigan researchers shows that during the summer wet season, bats devour more bugs than the birds at Finca Irlanda, a 740-acre organic coffee plantation in Chiapas, Mexico.

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Delicious’ Coffees Are Delicious

Delicious' G’day Iced Coffee
G’day Iced Coffee

Delicious does not only serve good pasta but it has very decent coffee.

Delicious' Iced Cappuccino
Delicious’ Iced Cappuccino

G’day Iced Coffee sounds funny but the drink is better than it sounds — with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top of it, the drink sure doesn’t disappoint. The Iced Cappuccino somewhat does not have a distinguished taste from the G’day Iced Coffee. The cappuccino flavor is simply not there.

Anyways, at RM 9.90 each, both drinks are safe bet for a restaurant.