There is an insane amount of coffee shops for a country this small right now, it seems whenever I browse a social channel someone is talking about a new speciality coffee shop. There are so many that one opened next to my office recently. I think we’re reaching the point where we’ll be the highest country of caffeine consumption per capita.
Based on a cousins recommendation we passed by the Urban Creamery at Sharq where they have a bunch of unique ice cream flavours. The flavours were but not limited to: corn flakes, tea/milk, coffee/orea and salted caramel. You could also make a cookie sandwich with the ice cream, but that can get a bit messy. You can browse their instagram [here].
Every now and then I pass by Baskin Robbins to get a fine milk shake with scoops I pick, I’ve been doing it since college days. I passed by recently and found they were now serving caffeinated ice cream which I thought was a nice idea to add to my milkshake so I did. It turned out pretty well, you can’t taste the coffee, just an ice cream that will keep you awake.
Looks like illy is going head-to-head with the competition. From the entire mall they decided to place their new store right in front of Nespresso and I’m pretty sure Nespresso aren’t happy about it. I personally prefer illy over Nespresso but haven’t bought any of their machines yet.
I’m sure many of you like me, are big fans of Nescafé’s canned coffee that’s sold in supermarkets. There great for a quick caffeine boost. I went to the supermarket the other day and found illy (the popular Italian coffee brand) is now selling their canned coffee. So I bought a couple instead of my usual Nescafé dose. Turns out they taste the same but cost double. Nescafé is 250 fils per can while illy is 495 fils per can.
For those that need a coffee fix every morning you can now take a different approach. The flakes are coated with Italian coffee but have no where near the caffeine a regular coffee addict would need. It’s estimated the entire box has the equivalent amount of caffeine to half an espresso. Wish Carrefour or Sultan Center get some supply so I can actually try it out.
Ironically this soap is no joke. It’s scented with peppermint oil and infused with caffeine anhydrous. Each bar contains appropriately 12 servings with 200 milligrams of caffeine per serving. They claim that caffeine can be absorbed through skin. To be energized the moment you hit the shower rather than take a sip would be great. But I’m still not buying the whole caffeine soap story. This might be worth trying if you hate the taste of coffee.[Amazon]