If you are at Quest Mall and in mood for a cup of coffee, try these out!
While coffee lovers would like to stick to their espressos and cappuccinos most of the times, some of us do not mind experimenting a bit with flavours and tastes. Here are three distinct types of coffee we loved and recommend.
Infused Cinnamon Mocha Cappuccino
Where: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Inspiration: The combination of chocolate and cinnamon is essentially of Mexican origin where cinnamon flavoured hot chocolate is common. This one has got coffee too!
What is it: The cinnamon powder, mixed with sugar is especially procured from the US. Plus there is espresso, milk foam and 15 ml chocolate syrup and a garnish of chocolate syrup on top.
How to have it: Stir it lightly with the spoon. No need to add sugar.
How it tastes: Tastes of coffee and chocolate with the light spicy flavour of cinnamon.
Goes best with: Banana Nut Cake and Eggless Almond Cake
Russian Sober Espresso
Inspiration: As the name suggests it is Russian. The coffee is a delicious take on the bar drink and does not have vodka, so it is sober!
What it is: A pre-sweetened strong coffee on the rocks. Made with 1/3 glass of crushed ice, a mix of espresso and maple syrup and coconut milk lightly poured from the top.
How to have it: Stir it lightly with the spoon, add sugar if needed.
How it tastes: The chilled coffee has a stronger flavour, a slightly sweet and caramelised taste from the maple syrup and the rich flavour of coconut milk.
Goes best with: Chilli cheese toast and Cuban Chicken Panini sandwich
Cafeccino Latte Orange
Inspiration: The idea is to have a different flavour in your coffee. Citrus juices have traditionally been paired with coffee and this one is a take on that.
What it is: Latte flavoured with orange crush. There is 30 ml of espresso, 15 ml of orange crush, mixed by spoon in a cup. 400 ml of chilled fresh milk is steamed into a froth at 160 °F is then poured into the cup. A bit of orange crush is then added from the top to give it a distinct look.
How to have it: Stir lightly with spoon. No need to add sugar.
How it tastes: The orange balances the bitterness and somewhat enhances the flavour of coffee. What you have is a whiff of citrus and not necessarily a citrus taste.
Goes best with: Walnut/ Almond Brownie, Chocolate Muffin