Saturday, August 2, 2014

Coffee Creations, A One of a Kind Coffee Experience

Why do you think cafe's keep popping up on every street corners?

Beyond the aroma and taste, there are scientific accounts that would prove benefits of drinking coffee.  As a self-confessed coffee-lover, I go beyond the normal task of enjoying a cup of coffee every single morning of my life, I went from one coffee shop to another and engaged myself in trying out third wave coffee.  Maybe you would ask me why would I go that far just for coffee.

Coffee appreciation comes from knowing how a dark-earthy smelling powder ends up amalgamated on a scalding water.  If you think making a cup of 3-in-1 coffee is as easy as popping a chocolate in your mouth, guess again.  From (#beantocup)a bean to your cup doesn't just happen in a snap of a finger, there are series of processes and lot of farmer's lives are at stake.

Today, I learned even more about coffee and I'm just as excited as all of the coffee-lovers who came in unison at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila's event dubbed as Coffee Creations.

Those who knew of the event promotions and have come were able to partake coffee in delicious new ways.

Take note of the schedule events lined up for all of us coffeeholics:

Coffee Infusions
July 28 to Aug 10
Try coffee flavored dished and desserts

Coffee Exhibit
July 28 to Aug 10
GF Newport Mall
See latte art, coffee paintings and mouthwatering photos of Coffee Infusions

Coffee Fair
Aug 1 to 3
The Plaza, 2F Newport Mall
Discover coffees from around the world

Coffee Appreciation Afternoon
Aug 2, 2 PM
The Plaza, 2F Newport Mall

Coffee Infusions

Head on at the Resorts World so you can enjoy delectable coffee-flavored dishes through coffee infusions, for a limited edition coffee dishes and desserts available only from July 28 to Aug. 10 at participating Newport Mall dining establishments.

At Johnny Chow, diners can try the unique Coffee Pork Spareribs with Tapioca, which comes with cuapao bread and kimchi on the side.

For those with a sweet tooth, mouth-watering coffee desserts are also on the menu. Cake lovers will love the Madrid from Crisostomo, which is a chocolate torte with chunks of choconut candy mixed with a shot of espresso, the Barako Cheesecake from Red Crab, Bo’s Coffee Cheesecake from Bo’s Coffee, and the Mocha Pound Cake or Mocha Salted Caramel Mini Cake from the R-Bar at Remington Hotel.

Meanwhile, chocoholics can try Villa del Conte’s Praline Ball Black, which is a dark chocolate praline with coffee cream filling or Café Maxim’s Coffee Truffles, a truffle shaped coffee flavored ganache coated with dark chocolate and rolled in coffee and cocoa powder.

Guests can also have their coffee paired with cookies – latte lovers can have their coffee with Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s Choco Chip cookie or Café Maxim’s Biscotti Cappucino, which has macadamia and pistachio nuts. For dessert with local flavor, Café Maxims is also offering a Coffee Choco Macapuno Bread, sweet dough bread filled with coffee flavored custard, bits of chopped dark chocolate & strings of Macapuno.

Fans of the English Trifle can order the Affogato Trifle from Krazy Garlic, which contains bittersweet layers of coffee jelly, meringue and whipped cream topped with hot espresso shot.  Those who want to finish with ice cream can head to Mr. Kurosawa for a Japanese Coffee Jelly Sundae, which is coffee ice cream with coffee jelly cubes, banana fritters, candied walnuts, tempura bits, caramel and crème anglaise.

From July 28 – Aug. 10, guests can also check out the Coffee Exhibit at the Ground Floor, Hallway area of Newport Mall where mouthwatering photos of Coffee Infusions and Coffee latte Art from Crisostomo, Bo’s Coffee, and UCC Café Terrace will be on display. Mall-goers can also discover art made from coffee grounds created by Vincent Navarro and even more coffee art from Ella Hipolito. Guests can also check out a collection of mini espresso cups from Allegro Beverage.

On Aug. 1-3, guests can discover the different taste of coffees around the world through the Coffee Fair located at The Plaza, 2/F Newport Mall wherein they can avail of coffee products from #YKW Roasters, Tanay Hills Coffee Beanery, Cukay’s Coffee Creations, Coffee Creations by Mio, Kapeng Bailen, Malagos, Kickstart Coffee, Monk’s Blend, Dunkin Donuts, Risa Coffee Barks, Bennett & Palmer and Gourmet Farms.

Then on August 2, coffee enthusiasts will surely enjoy the Coffee Appreciation Afternoon, where they can learn the ins and outs of coffee-making through a fun-filled and informative program.

They can watch Pour Over Demonstration by Bo’s Coffee at 2PM and a Coffee Roasting Demo by #YKW Roasters at 3PM. They can also learn more about the different Varieties of Philippine Coffee by Gourmet Farms at 4PM and attend an informative talk from Yardstick on “What Makes Specialty Coffee So Special?” along with an Alternative Brewing Demo at 5PM. An Espresso Preparation Demo by Allegro Beverage will also be held at 7PM.

Then at 6PM, those who want to learn how to make latte art can watch the 3D Latte Art Demo and Latte Art Portraits by Tristan Destura of Andros and the Latte Art Showdown by #YKW Roasters at 8PM.

For inquiries on Coffee Creations at Newport City, call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-8380111 or visit

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