Friday, 21 March 2014

14 03 21

2x ristretto latte /"more milk", to justify that barista's extraction timing, Which, according to her, was by gut feeling. Turned out... bitter than I expected. I think both the thick foam (Means little milk than I except for a latte or more milk... Whichever) and the extraction time come contributed to the bitterness.
It was warm for the other/main barista lady to make me another one, with more milk and extraction by her. The union of the milk and the shot felt better now. Of course, with appreciation from me heart!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

14 03 19

Tainted love.
(Foamy) flat white with cocoa powder from Africa sprinkled.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

14 03 18

Barista got creative. Appreciate that: )

Monday, 17 March 2014

14 03 17

Lio too hot, shot for the day.

Friday, 14 March 2014

14 03 14

Tad bitter for double ristretto today. Barista said she judged by instinct, no concrete data collected.
Full of heart nonetheless.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

14 03 13

Macchiato with the usual house blend today.
Tried cupping (taste, spit out) and drink. Latter did bring experience extra phase(s) of sensation.
Learning, experiencing!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

14 03 12

Daily Backstage. Same as yesterday's order, only this time, I've got extra fancy etching love from the barista :)
Used PicsArt for today's edit. Pretty powerful, with even curve adjustment. But it doesn't reflect the degree of changed on the fly /drag, i.e., only after the finger left the screen. Something I would pick on. You cant monitor and changes that closely.
But nonetheless, good to have more editing app choices.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

14 03 11

Double ristretto Cappuccino. Doesn't feel like ristretto... It's me?
By the way, slow me but new editing app tryout: Pixlr Express by Autodesk.

14 03 10

Rush afternoon takeaway Cappuccino.
Baristas, don't neglect your latte art just because it is to-go. People do appreciate (and blog) it :D

Kitty played with my hanging fringe during hollow body plank... Lucky the paws with talons did not hit my face.

Monday, 10 March 2014

14 03 09

Two shots at Common Man Coffee Roasters today:
First Cappuccino was done by a friend with full of love I am sure. After taste was notable.
Then, summed up the evening with an espresso shot out of Sumatran bean, served with fancy chilled sparkling water in a small glass bottle. Fairly acidic, and full of flavour. My tongue can't tell fruitiness yet so.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

14 03 08.1

Tolido's Espresso Nook. Cappuccino :)

Saturday, 8 March 2014

14 03 08

Not easy to find a quiet cafe (no mass public crowd, drinking people and the fuss followed) open late. So when you found one, cherish it. Cherish it by support it.
Friday night, perfect timing. There I was at Stateland cafe again. Stayed till almost their closing time, midnight. A hot chocolate, and later Cappuccino with Terra Firma,  familiar bean that brought back little recent lovely memories.
To top it, friendly chat with the owner and service from the other co-founder chaps.

Today/now, tried Dean & Deluca, Cappuccino. Kinda expected not having latter art, but it's vindicated with the amount of foam... how a Cappuccino should be. With the smacks of poker faces and attitude by the service crew, I don't expect barista to etch a neko for me
Shot was fairly acidic but not quite aromatic, to the me now.

Friday, 7 March 2014

14 03 07

Happy cappuccino with company today.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

14 03 06

Yesterday, double ristretto latte. Felt it was burnt, confirmed by the barista it was burnt, with she used the same milk steamed for the previous serving that requested extra hot.

Today, double ristretto cuppa (although I ordered normal single shot, guess the barista assumed thats my preference and overwrite any other information updated).
Doesn't matter. Still good to have a coffee time in a day.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

14 03 04

Backstage, as usual.
Yesterday. Cappuccino with extra shot to taste the bean lio  more. I think, that bean is just meant to be mild and low profile.

Today is a lucky day. The barista offered me a try at the new bean they just brought in, not open for counter yet, without charge.
I chose to taste it neat, ie as a shot. And that was after a long black that came with double shot as they usually served here. Three shots is going to make this another long-awake day.

Monday, 3 March 2014

14 03 03

Double shot flat white. The shot and the milk muted each other, but I am feeling the strength of the shots now x..x

Sunday, 2 March 2014

14 03 02

Late afternoon. The Providore.
Cappuccino. I think I feel the completeness of an espresso here with the relatively small serving portion. About 5-6 oz?
Daily coffee adventure for yesterday was Statement Cafe at Haji Lane. Two flatwhite's. One with single full shot and later on, tried one with 2 x ristrettos to affirm that I think, my preference is shifting towards the latter.
By the way. Great young entrepreneurs with great spirit and heart easily overcame the frequent power jump due to the circuit work of the building.