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Starbucks Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Starbucks Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
Starbucks Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino is one of the new drinks for Christmas 2011 along with Starbucks Toffee Nut Frappuccino and Toffee Nut Latte. Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha didn’t taste like Mocha at all with the distinct sweetness from the cranberry syrup coupled with the sweet taste from the white chocolate, Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino is only for those with sweet tooth.

Get it at your nearest Starbucks store today. Also available in iced and hot version. Available at various Starbucks around the world.

Starbucks Malaysia Introduces Starbucks Card

Starbucks Card Malaysia

Finally Starbucks Malaysia has introduced Starbucks Card in conjunction with the Christmas promo.

The Starbucks Card comes in three design, two of them are Christmas edition — one of them is Snowman while the other one consists of Christmas tree. Both are translucent.

Activation of the each card costs MYR 20. However, purchases of MYR 100 will entitle you a free Starbucks Card holder.

Registration of the Starbucks Card online will entitle you to heaps of benefits.

Marmalade Cafe @ Bangsar Village II

Marmalade Cafe in Bangsar Village II has established itself for quite sometime. It was only until recently I managed to pay a visit to Marmalade Cafe for a quick dinner with coffee, of course.

Marmalade Cafe's Flat White
Marmalade Cafe’s Flat White

Flat White is nothing extraordinary. The price of MYR 8.00 is a little steep though.

Marmalade Cafe's Cappuccino
Marmalade Cafe’s Cappuccino

Cappuccino is just lovely even without the sugar, it tastes just right. Cappuccino is priced at MYR 9.00

Verdict: The coffee wasn’t so bad. The coffee art, of course, did add a little something to it which made the coffee tastes nicer. Coffee art is not a new thing — at least, we all know there are many cafes that have baristas who can make great coffee arts and decent coffee.

Cafe Le Passione @ Hartamas Shopping Centre

Cafe Le Passione at Hartamas Shopping Centre may not be your everyday coffee joint but the local folks love this place.

Cafe Le Passione's Caffe Mocha
Cafe Le Passione’s Caffe Mocha

Caffe Mocha was love at first sight with the beautiful coffee art but nevertheless, it was nothing extraordinary and somewhat a little pricey for a hot drink at MYR 10.50.

Verdict: Not a bad cafe at all, it’s pretty quiet. However, the location is not ideal and the place is situated on a desolated shopping mall.

Espressamente Illy’s Espresso Shakerato & Greco All’Italiana

Espressamente Illy is a popular Italian cafe worldwide.

Espressamente Illy's Espresso Shakerato Freddo
Espressamente Illy’s Espresso Shakerato Freddo

Espressamente Illy’s Espresso Shakerato Freddo is a double illy espresso, chilled and shaken with ice & liquid sugar. It is quite strong and not for the fainthearted. Espresso Shakerato Freddo retails at MYR 10.50.

Espressamente Illy's Greco All'Italiana
Espressamente Illy’s Greco All’Italiana

Greco All’Italiana is illy’s funky version of an iced cappuccino. No doubt it is better than your regular iced cappuccino as not only it is well-balanced between ice, milk and espresso, it has a little bonus of chocolate powder to top it all. Greco All’Italiana retails at MYR 13.

Espressamente Illy's Spaghetti Carbonara
Espressamente Illy’s Spaghetti Carbonara

While the coffee are great, there are nothing to shout about for the food. Spaghetti Carbonara was not too bad, better than the average cafes that serve pasta but I expect it to be a whole lot better since Espressamente Illy ought to be Italian. Spaghetti Carbonara costs MYR 20.

Verdict: Amazing coffee. I’ll stick to my fave Neve Fondete the next time.

Mbuji Cafe’s Irish Creme & Caramello

Mbuji Cafe has been expanding vastly since we last visited Mbuji Cafe in IOI Mall, Puchong including Tropicana City Mall.

However, Mbuji Cafe at Subang Carrefour is the same old place with very few customers.

Mbuji Cafe's Irish Creme
Mbuji Cafe’s Irish Creme

Irish Creme was merely an ordinary coffee drink with tons of whip cream on top sprinkled with some chocolate powder. Bad Ass’ Jitter Juice would kick Mbuji’s ass anytime for Irish Creme (no pun intended).

Mbuji Cafe's Caramello
Mbuji Cafe’s Caramello

Caramello, meanwhile was more decent with caramel topping as coffee art and not too sweet.

Verdict: Good coffee but knowing what you order would help you get the good drinks as not all flavors suit everyone.

Coffee Chemistry Cafe Is Not So Great After All

After a few visits to Coffee Chemistry Cafe in Sunway Giza, I have to admit the service deteriorates each time we visited. When we first visited Coffee Chemistry Cafe, it was different as there weren’t many customers and therefore, the service wasn’t that bad.

Fine Blended Mocha
Fine Blended Mocha

Fine Blended Mocha was somewhat disappointing, something I can easily do with a blender at home. The taste was mediocre, perhaps it was the amount of ice used.

Iced Cafe Mocha
Iced Cafe Mocha

The same goes for Iced Cafe Mocha where the actual taste of coffee diminished due to the amount of ice used.

Verdict: Great pasta. Mediocre coffee. Poor service. Certainly not a place for good coffee.

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!

Coffee Bean’s Ultimate Cookies & Cream Ice-Blended

Coffee Bean’s latest offering are Cookies & Cream, Extreme Cookies & Cream and Ultimate Cookies & Cream Ice-Blended drinks.

Coffee Bean's Ultimate Cookies  & Cream Ice-Blended
Coffee Bean’s Ultimate Cookies & Cream Ice-Blended

Ultimate Cookies & Cream Ice-Blended drink was splendid. If you are a fan of chocolate and Oreo cookies, you’ll love this!

Available at all Coffee Bean Malaysia outlets for a limited time.