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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Appreciating the Art of Coffee with Conlins Coffee Company

Conlins Coffee Company is the first of its kind to introduce the concept of “premium coffee” in the Philippines, and to make coffee aficionados understand that not all coffees are the same. Licensed coffee Q grader and Conlins COO, Eric Lim elaborates more about appreciating the Art of Coffee.

“Each origin of coffee has something unique to offer; coffee from Sumatra gives a very different cup profile from coffees originating from Brazil or Ethiopia. The origin of your coffee is only one of the many aspects that affect the coffee’s flavor profile.” explains Eric.

Conlins products, Bluenotes and Artisans coffees, can be used as tools to help in creating a deeper understanding of coffee.

Bluenotes coffee offers 100% single-origin Arabica beans. Artisans coffee on the other hand, is about the art and science of how coffee is crafted. This line of coffee allows the master roaster to create and meld flavors of varying origins into a very satisfying cup.

While Bluenotes focuses on strictly single-origin, Artisans coffee is all about taking different coffee elements and creating a masterful coffee experience. These two coffee variants of Conlins has something to offer for different types of coffee lovers.

Go-getters and jet-setters will go for Bluenotes and its “taste of the world,” as it offers an excellent, straightforward taste of coffee. Its incredible flavor and aroma from its single origins will surely wake up and satisfy the taste buds of today modern global citizen while Artisans Coffee on the other hand, may be preferred by coffee aficionados who are immersed in the worlds of lifestyle and the arts. The harmony of flavors that are created by the crafting and blending of beans offers unique flavors that will surely impress the most discerning palates

Aside from the origin of the bean, there are many factors are taken into account of when looking for “your coffee" such as roast color, grind size and preparation methods also add to the journey of discovering the coffee that best suits your taste and lifestyle.

Talking about enhancing your coffee experience, Serenity Syrups is about having the freedom to have what you want. “The syrup is there to enhance the coffee experience,” explained Eric. “It’s to add flavors to things you don’t normally have, like an almond latte. The nice thing about Serenity is that it’s not limited to coffee. You can be as creative as you want.”

Serenity Syrups can be used to make your homemade crème caramels, flavored sparkling sodas, and flavored margaritas. These syrups can even be used for creating baked goods, among other applications.

Slowly appreciating this Art? Eric instills that these three complimentary products are all part of the journey of finding a coffee you can call your own: Bluenotes is pure, and has a single origin; Artisan is blended, and possesses a craft science; Serenity on the other hand, is about adding flair. These products are all part of the journey of finding a coffee they can call their own.

Conlins Coffee Company has also always been about giving people options aside from helping them appreciate and find a deeper understanding about coffee. Conlins Coffee Company offers over 20 varieties of origins available from around the world, and of course, also offers the blended coffees.

“I want to make sure that if you want light, medium, dark coffee, or whatever origin you want, it’s available here,” said Eric, “You’ll surely find at least one that you like here, each coffee also speaks to each individual; he added that it’s in finding the coffee that is right for you. It’s about finding your voice, in a world of coffee,” he said.

When it comes to customer expereince, Conlins is an advocate of it and keeps up with the trends around the world. “We want our customers to understand what they drink, before they really appreciate it,” Eric explained.

Food safety is a top priority and Conlins, as the first coffee company in the country to be ISO-certified impose quality system to maintain certification, as a result, the quality of the coffee is always consistent.

Conlins Coffee Company is a full-service coffee company that offers roasted coffee beans, ground coffee, and customized blends with use of beans sourced from all over the world. Aside from their coffee line, the company is also the exclusive retailer of world-class coffee equipment in the country.

In Cebu, Conlins Coffee Company products such as Bluenotes coffee, Artisans coffee and Sweet Serenity syrups are available at The Coffee Laboratory Ayala Center Cebu; other retail outlets are ConlinsElements in Greenbelt 5 & Alessi in Bonifacio Global City. For more information visit their website or call 551-3215

Appreciate the Art of Coffee with Conlins Coffee Company posted at Cebu Events Blog

Celebrate Starbucks passion for Coffee this lunar New Year & Love month

A perfect gift to celebrate a fun, loving, energetic and cheerful 2016, welcome the Year of the Monkey with My Starbucks Reward limited edition Lunar New Year Card to celebrate the special festivities of the Lunar new year while spending time with family and friends in ringing in the year ahead. And with few days before the feast of Saint Valentine, start sharing your love with someone special with the limited edition My Starbucks Reward Valentine’s Day Card. These collectors item Starbucks card are up until February 22, 2016.

With a wintry kind of morning air and breeze brought by the monsoons, get warmed with Starbucks ' collection of masterfully roasted packaged coffees fêting Starbucks passion for coffee and pairs well with sweet Lunar new year treats such as the Guatemala Casi Cielo. A Latin American coffee with elegant flavor complexity, a unique floral aroma, lemon-like acidity and dark cocoa finish. This complements well with chocolate, nuts, caramel, berry, lemon, herbs and cheese and perfect for a variety of special occasions at home.

A thing of pure romance, this coffe complements well with milk and dark chocolate. Created in Seattle restaurant way back 1975 known as 80/20 blend, now officially called Caffè Verona, named after the city that inspires so many.

Starbucks Reserve Whole Bean features coffee that exemplifies the quality of Panama Carmen Estate as rich volcanic soil, cool nights and sun-filled days cinfluenced the distinctive taste of elegant florals and bright lemony citrus notes with nutty candy sweetness. And Costa Rica La Candelilla Starbucks Reserve Whole Bean is distinct with its bright and citrusy cocoa notes complementing citrus, nuts and chocolate flavours.

Indulge in decadent beverages inspired by the elegance of Candy confections. Strawberry Red Velvet Mocha is a deliciously rich red velvet sauce combined with mocha, steamed milk, our signature espresso and lovingly topped with cheesecake whipped cream, and lightly sprinkled with real strawberry bits. With a decadent white chocolate chestnut sauce and finished with whipped cream and chestnut drizzle to Starbucks signature espresso and steamed milk makes up Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle. Also available in Frappuccino blended beverage until February 22.

Aside from your special someone, you would need to find something that you can enjoy as you sip your favorite coffee. Celebrate the new year with new food items that you can enjoy with your favorite Starbucks drinks. Featured for this love month are Calamansi Cheesecake, salted Belgian Chocolate cookie, Katsu Roll filled with juicy fried chicken fillet coated with tonkatsu sauce, Ham and Cheese on French Baguette, Chicken Teriyaki wrap and Chicken tomato Chicken Pasta.
Starbucks new food items recently introduced are Moist and light vanilla Birthday Cake and cream cheese frosting with pastel colored sprinkles. Added also to the list is Spinach Lasagna, layers of al dente lasagna made full with creamy tomato spinach filling. Now also available, Starbucks Coffee Rolls with a new take on crispy wafer rolls, infused with Starbucks Espresso Roast in a special tin can packaging. Food items such as Scone, Blueberry Muffin, Three-Cheese Croissant and Maple Oat Scone are exclusive Food Items only at six Starbucks  Reserve stores nationwide.

Celebrate Lunar New Year and Valentines with Starbucks Coffee posted at Cebu Events Blog