Entries from June 2012 ↓

Metelka Black Coffee Liqueur

Metelka Black Coffee Liqueur is a concoction of black coffee liqueur. It originates from Czech Republic and has 17% alcohol.

Metelka Black Coffee Liqueur
Metelka Black Coffee Liqueur

The black coffee liqueur has strong scent of Caribbean rum but yet tastes mild and pretty delightful with the taste of coffee and caramel with a hint of fine rum.

Metelka Black Coffee Liqueur are available in 500ml bottle can be purchased from Sing Global Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.

Nescafe Milk Coffee

Nescafe Milk Coffee
Nescafe Milk Coffee

Nescafe Milk Coffee is a fresh addition for coffee lovers. The coffee is light and a little creamy and enjoyable.

Nescafe Milk Coffee in a pack of 6
Nescafe Milk Coffee in a pack of 6

Unlike the can version, Nescafe Milk Coffee is similar to other UHT milk and is located in the UHT milk aisle of the supermarket.

Nescafe Milk Coffee is available in a pack of 6 at Cold Storage supermarkets for MYR 8.99.

McCafe Kota Damansara – First McCafe in Malaysia

McCafe has finally reached Malaysia’s shore with its first McCafe opened for business in McDonald’s Kota Damansara on June 16, 2012. The cafe opens for business from 7am-12am daily.

McCafe Kota Damansara
McCafe Kota Damansara

First McCafe in Malaysia
First McCafe in Malaysia

McCafe's signage brightly lightened
McCafe’s signage brightly lightened

The menu
The menu

The menu is familiar and almost similar to the McCafes in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Australia.

Hot drinks
Hot drinks

Majority of the hot drinks are available in three sizes — small (8oz), medium (12oz) and large (16oz) except Espresso and Espresso Macchiato.

Cold drinks
Cold drinks

The cold drinks are available in two sizes — medium (12oz) and large (16oz) with a one ringgit price difference between the two.

Franke coffee machines
Franke coffee machines

Selection of cakes and muffins
Selection of cakes and muffins

Among the cakes available are Black Forest Cake, Mocha Marble Cheese Cake, Blueberry Cheese Cake — all priced at RM 9.90 per slice. Banana Walnut Muffin, Double Chocolate Chip Muffin and Carrot Raisin Muffin are available for RM 5.50 each. Also available are Brownie (RM 5.50).

Medium-sized Cappuccino
Medium-sized Cappuccino

Cappuccino tasted quite decent without any additional sugar or syrup. It was quite flavorful and aromatic and neither too strong or mild.

Medium-sized Iced Mocha
Medium-sized Iced Mocha

Iced Mocha was delightful with its rich coffee and chocolate flavors but a little sweet as expected.

Mocha Frappe sample
Mocha Frappe sample

We also had the opportunity to try the Mocha Frappe through the samples distributed. Frankly, it has too much whip cream it was hard to distinguish.

McCafe's banner outside McDonald's Kota Damansara
McCafe’s banner outside McDonald’s Kota Damansara

McCafe signage is also seen on the post
McCafe signage is also seen on the post

Verdict: McCafe has finally come to Malaysia. The coffee they serve are decent and affordable. Ambiance-wise, it can definitely improved by adding a door between the Playland and the restaurant to limit the noise from the Playland like how McCafe’s in other countries did. Additional flavors for the cakes such as Cookies & Cream Cheesecake would be certainly welcomed. All in all, McCafe may not be able to challenge established cafes like Starbucks Coffee or The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, but they are certainly welcomed by all. After all, it serves great coffee at a fraction of a price.

Starbucks Red Bean + Green Tea Frappuccino and Hojicha + Tea Jelly Frappuccino

Starbucks Malaysia introduces two new Frappuccino flavors — Red Bean + Green Tea Frappuccino and Hojicha + Tea Jelly Frappuccino.

Starbucks Red Bean + Green Tea Frappuccino AND Hojicha + Tea Jelly Frappuccino
Starbucks Red Bean + Green Tea Frappuccino AND Hojicha + Tea Jelly Frappuccino

These two new Frappuccino are only available at all Starbucks Malaysia for a limited time!

Free Coffee Day at San Francisco Coffee

Free Coffee Day at San Francisco Coffee

This June 6, 2012, it’s Free Coffee Day at all San Francisco Coffee outlets.

In order to commemorate with its 15th birthday, San Francisco Coffee is giving away coffee for an entire day, absolutely free! For fancier coffee-based drink, just top up the difference between your drink of choice and a regular Coffee-of-the-Day. Each walk-in customers are entitled to one free coffee but feel free to visit them as many times as you like!