Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Looking for a nice coffee recipe good for today's weather (DAVAO WEATHER TODAY is LIGHT RAINY) .  I found this and tried with my father TANDUAY WHISKEY.

A bit skeptical to make this kind of coffee, first time to combine coffee with whiskey.

Okay here we go: 

  1. First let us make an IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR.  Or if you have BAILEYS or MOLLY'S much better. Make 1 (1.5 fluid ounce)of double sided cup(jigger).
  2. 1 (1.5 fluid ounce)double sided cup of TANDUAY WHISKEY (or IRISH WHISKEY).
  4. 1 tbsp. whipped cream ( I used MAGNOLIA ALL-PURPOSE CREAM)
  5. And 1 dash ground peanut or nutmeg(optional)
So easy to make:

  1. In a coffee mug,combine the IRISH CREAM and TANDUAY or IRISH WHISKEY.  Fill mug with hot brewed coffee.  Top with the all-purpose cream and dash it with ground peanut/nutmeg.
Caffeinated at the same time alcoholic.  Hahahahaha...it has weird taste, it taste like an 80-proof mug of acid or whatever but it is great!   Surely a waking up drink.      

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I cannot start my day without a hot cup of coffee, and discovering DECAF as part of  my MENTAL BOOST is way new to you.  Right? 

Most people think caffeinated coffee is more boosting in terms of mental performance, reaction times, and moods compared to decaffeinated.  According to UK study, it revealed that coffee's stimulating effect could be all in mind.

Either you are into decaf or regular coffee it is still the same. So just expecting that caffeine hit means you feel positive effects,even if you are not drinking the real thing.     

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Have you tried this kind of coffee from San Miguel Corporation?  Well better try this now!

I love the smell of it.  For only Php6 you will enjoy like the taste of an expensive coffee in an expensive hotel.  

Try this coffee recipe too:

Just 1 serving.


  1. 1 (25g) pack SAN MIG COFFEE BROWN
  2. 1/2 cup hot water
  3. 3 cubed Coffee Jelly
  4. 1 cup tube ice 


  1. Dissolve 1 pack of San Mig Coffee Brown in hot water.
  2. Mix until powder has dissolved.
  3. In a glass, place coffee jelly and ice cubes.
  4. Pour in a coffee mixture and serve immediately.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Coffee almond milk cocktail

Coffee almond milk cocktail

Coffee almond milk cocktail

I found this idea through my new social media network the PINTEREST, How to Milk an Almond fresh homemade almond milk.  It is new to me and I am curious to try this kind of coffee combined with almond milk.

Photo credit to instructables

First I have to prepare my coffee ice cubes.  So easy.  I saw this idea for putting freshly brewed coffee in ice cube trays.

Then I freeze it.  After an hour I put my Almond milk together with my coffee ice cubes.

So refreshing...Hmmm...better add some spice to heat.  I add a nip of my father Tanduay brandy. Oh la la I have now  COFFEE ALMOND MILK COCKTAIL! 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cafe Americano at Green Coffee

Cafe Americano at Green Coffee

Cafe Americano at Green Coffee

The coffeeshop is a self-serviced shop like Starbucks which you have to wait in line to get your coffee to your table. So if you're staying outside, you have to wait inside for your name to be called.

Their bestseller is Cafe Mocha but I ordered CAFE AMERICANO for a  change, and paired with their chocolate mousse. A coffee addict like me will really love this place and also their coffee itself.  

For a taste of this new shop, which I have known is a Panadero Express under a new brand. A chat with friends and relax, I recommend you come here.

Green Coffee is located at F. Torres St., Davao City.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012




1-1/4 cups regular grind espresso or other dark roast coffee
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
6 cups water
2-1/2 teaspoons EQUAL® FOR RECIPES or SPLENDA
2-1/2 cups skim milk
Ground cinnamon or nutmeg


Place espresso and cinnamon stick in filter basket of drip coffee pot; brew coffee with water. Stir sugar into coffee; pour into 8 mugs or cups.

Heat milk in small saucepan until steaming. Blend half of milk in blender at high speed until foamy, about 15 seconds; pour milk into 4 mugs of coffee, spooning foam on top. Repeat with remaining milk and coffee. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg before serving. 

Friday, June 29, 2012




On a hot day, this is your ticket to 

cooling off...


1 cup of ice
1 cup coffee, at room temperature (or chilled)
2 Tablespoons cream, milk, or half and half
1 to 2 teaspoons granulated white sugar


1. Fill a glass with ice. Pour in coffee. Add cream and sugar. Stir and drink!
2. See tips below for variations :)


*Lighten things up in this drink by using nonfat milk... or fat-free half & half. Use your desired low/no calorie sweetener in place of sugar.
*Another option is to add a flavored creamer, which will cover both the cream and the sugar.

source: RecipeGirl.com

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Coffee and love are best when they are served hot

Wednesday, June 27, 2012




Summer of last year our dearest Lindsay return home from USA for vacation.  She texted me to meet her for COFFEE BREAK.  I suggested the place COFFEE CAT located at F. Torres St., Davao City.

Photo credit to coffeecat
I love this place so much very relaxing.  Cool Ambiance and great COFFEE!

Inside shot of COFFEE CAT from my cam
Billy my ADT FAMILY looking for yummy treats..hahhaha

What we ordered:

Crème Brûlée Cheesecake

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
 Peanut Mocha Avalanche 


Caramel Hazelnut Latte

We had so much fun and laughter.  Reminiscing the past activities we had during college years.

Billy, Mam Quiros, Lindsay,Eva and Me(the one who made the shot),hahahaha
I miss everything about this place - the staff, the drinks, and my 




I do love flavored coffee compared to traditional coffee taste.  I love Vanilla, Hazelnut and Almond flavors and if there is no available flavor like this that's just not coffee anymore, in my opinion. 

Well if you say I am addicted to coffee, yes I am.  It started when I am still working at the mall.  Every time we have break it is a COFFEE BREAK for me.  And to add our store is just fronting BO's Coffee Shop, everyday I smell the aroma of their coffee.

I've heard from many faithful coffee drinkers that flavored coffees are just terrible.  Not because the taste is terrible, but because the whole concept of adding flavors to coffee is disrespectful.  Coffee has such a wonderful flavor on its own, why mess with it?  The fact that the coffee is processed with chemicals is a point against them. Since they are going to be treated anyway, quite often the beans are not of the highest quality and the roasting is haphazard. In other words, it may be a delicious drink, but it's still poor coffee.

Well in spite of their discussions, I still enjoy flavored coffee then I guess or at least get some that have been made from well-roasted, quality beans.  A shot of syrup can quickly and easily add a new taste to your coffee. Or add some spices to your ground coffee beforehand. A bit of cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, or other powdered spice can be added to your ground coffee.  JUST MAKE A CHANGE.  Nothing will be gone if you try it!  STILL BREWING.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012




A cup of black coffee

Coffee is a brewed beverage with a bitter flavor prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. The beans are found in coffee cherries, which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America,Southeast AsiaSouth Asia and Africa. Green (unroasted) coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world.

Coffee can have a stimulating effect on humans due to its caffeine content. It is one of the most-consumed beverages in the world.


General facts:

Coffee is one of the most consumed drinks after water. Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world after oil. Over 1400 million cups of coffee are drunk around the world each day. The majority of coffee is consumed at breakfast.

  • Take your coffee black with no sugar? Then your coffee is practically calorie-free with just 2-5 kcal per cup. The two main coffee species grown commercially are Arabica and Robusta.

  • coffee plant can live for between 60 and 70 years. It can take up to four years for a coffee tree to reach maturity and bare fruit. The English word coffee originates from the Arabic word ‘kaweh’ meaning strength or vigor.


  • • King Louis XIV had the first European greenhouse built to store France’s first coffee tree, known as The Noble Tree.
  • • The first coffee house in the world opened in Arabia in the 16th century.
  • • The first coffee house in Europe opened in Venice in 1645.
  • • The first coffee advertisement was distributed in 1651 in London.
  • • The first coffee house in America opened in Boston in 1676.
  • • The Dutch began growing coffee on the island of Java, now part of Indonesia, in 1696.
  • • The Boston Tea Party convinced Americans to switch to coffee from tea as an expression of freedom.

                                                                             COFFEE AROUND THE WORLD FACTS

• Coffee is grown between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

• “Kahveci” is the name given to an expert in preparing Turkish coffee
• The largest coffee beans are found in Nicaragua.
• Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer.
• In Kenya, the best quality coffee beans are graded AA.
• Hawaii is the only US State that grows coffee.
• Brazil issued a coffee scented postage stamp in 2001.
• Franciscan friars brought the first coffee seeds to the Philippines in 1749.