Entries from August 2011 ↓

Opera Cafe @ Empire Shopping Gallery

Opera is a little cafe next to Whisk in Empire Shopping Gallery.

Cappuccino
Cappuccino

Iced Latte
Iced Latte

Though the coffee are made from Segafredo Zanetti beans from Italy, the flavors were rather bland.

Banana Temptation
Banana Temptation

Fancy Cup Cake
Fancy Cup Cake

Unlike the coffee, the cakes were rather pleasing. However, the cakes were a little pricey at MYR 11.50 for Banana Temptation and MYR 4.50 for the fancy cup cake.

Verdict: There are two ways to concoct a good cup of coffee — first, through very good quality coffee beans; second, through high-end espresso machine. Opera didn’t have either of those.

Onward by Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz's Onward

Onward by Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz is now available.

On February 26, 2008, customers at 7,100 Starbucks stores in the US were asked to leave. For the next three hours every barista in every Starbucks was retrained in the art of making the perfect espresso. The act was unprecedented, but proof of just how dire things were becoming at a company that could once do no wrong.

Get Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul now!