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.


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.