Jolly Cow is the Official Milk Sponsor for 2nd Philippine National Barista Challenge

Coffee is best with milk. The creamier the milk, the better. And the milk quality has to be the right kind that provides enough sweetness for really good coffee. I should know. The hubby and I are now coffee drinkers. It took us a while, I know. We only started drinking coffee when we visited the coffee country, Vietnam in 2012. There was no going back for the both of us. But I have to say, we are picky with our coffee. We discriminate, it must’ve something to do with our being late bloomers.

Incidentally, Jolly Cow has been one of the well-loved milk brands of coffee baristas in the country for its high quality milk froth which produces a distinctly creamy taste, complementing every cup of coffee. Allegro Beverage Corporation, organizer of the 2nd Philippine National Barista Challenge, has chosen Jolly Cow to be its Official Milk brand.

jolly cow fresh milk non fat milk

President and General Manager of Allegro Beverage Corporation Leo de Leon and Jolly Cow Senior Product Associate Ersanti Regi Santos discussed the qualities of a good cup of coffee while Kevin Israel Fortu, the reigning Philippine National Barista Champion, and Jonathan Choi, Champion of 8th Philippine Grand Barista Cup, demonstrated latte art using Jolly Cow during a roundtable discussion held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Allegro Beverage Corporation headquarters.

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Kape Juan 6 in 1

After recently discovering the goodness of coffee via W1N International’s 10 in 1 brazilian coffee late last year, what I have been into lately is experiment on different coffee brands. If it would have been up to the hubby, he will stick with his good ol’ Vietnamese coffee. It took me months before I became experimental, really. But this Kape Juan 6 in 1 got me really curious – with it claiming to be barako coffee with Moringa, Lemongrass, and Charantia extracts. I would not have thought they all can go together in one concoction.

Kape Juan 6 in 1

 Kape Juan 6 in 1 did say Original Pinoy Coffee, so for the love of being Pinoy, with the hubby’s permission, I had to grab a hold of a bunch. It was the cheapest brand from the coffee aisle in Sta. Lucia supermarket. It was around 7 bucks per sachet, when all other 5in1, 7in1 coffee brands came with a price tag no lesser than 12 pesos. I really would rather drink more than just 3in1’s since I jumpstarted coffee drinking with a 10in1 healthy brazilian coffee. My first taste of this cup of coffee was interesting. I liked that the barako was not the predominant taste. had a few sips from the hubby’s cup some months back and it was too strong for my taste. Precisely why this did not make it to the hub’s favorites. He’s the pure barako or Vietnamese coffee kind of guy.  Continue reading “Kape Juan 6 in 1”

Gigi Gaerlan’s Custaroons and Custaroon Poppers

When our dear neighbors, who also happened to be my brother-in-law and sister gave us each a piece of this, we wouldn’t have known we’d swoon for Gigi Gaerlan’s Custaroons. The packaging is classy, sure. But the custaroon itself does not exactly look extraordinary.

That is until our first bite of Gigi’s Custaroons. Our new food fix is nothing short of extraordinary. Yes, despite my first impression of it as an oversized and underbaked macaroon.

Gigi’s Custaroons is a fusion of macaroons and custard. Unlike your usual chewy macaroons with slightly golden brown top, custaroons are made of soft and creamy, melt-in-your-mouth flan topped with a chewy, buttery desiccated coconut crust that’s perfectly baked to a pale light yellow.

Box of 6 of Half Cheese and Half Original sells for P200.

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