Espressamente – The 2nd Coffee Lovers Gathering


Our second gathering at Espressamente on Friday, 26th Sept, 2008 turned out to be an interesting session.

I reach there around 8pm and Michael has already set up a table for us. Went to grab dinner.
Went back there by 8.30pm and Oscar was already there.

We took our seat and within the next 10 minutes there were 5 of us.
Oscar, Lee, Christopher, Mun Shin and myself. We were ready to order.
First round, single espresso for all the guys while MS ordered an americano.


Special request to have Michael pull us the shots.


My espresso was the last to be served. The photo did not do justice to the espresso.
Mine was not bad. Typical of Illy, it was smooth with pleasant acidity. Lucky for me and not so lucky for some because they were politely waiting for every drinks to be served. Espresso is just too delicate to wait. Some of them did not enjoy them as much as me. Guys, you all can give your comments, whether good or bad.

One tip for all. Whenever you order an espresso, do not be polite and wait. Espresso must be enjoyed on the spot, immediately after extraction. 3 minuted is too long a wait.


Michael joined us for a while and chat about some stories of espresso in Australia and Italy.


(Left to Right: Oscar, Lee, Jean, me, Mun Shin, Eric and Chris)

By 9.15, everyone turned up including Jean and Eric. After their round of espresso and more chit chat, it’s time for dessert. 


This is a variant of the afogato.

Afogato is espresso pour unto a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or gelato. This version has an addition of liquer (which we suspect is Kahlua). If you like sweet stuff, this is excellent. Personally, I like them less sweet… meaning next time I will have the original afogato without the liquer.

There were 2 more specialty drinks with mixture of liquer that I forgot to take a picture of. If any of you guys know what is the name of the other 2 drinks, do comment about it.

Eric ordered a panini sandwich, not sure if it is roast beef or chicken, but it looked really yummy.

So, that’s the story of our 2nd Coffee Lovers Gathering at Espressamente.

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******Bonus Scene******

Cannot believe it… Went back to Espressamente on Sunday because Sookie missed the event on Friday and to catch up.


Iced Cappuccino and the Traditional Cappuccino. 

I ordered the iced capp for a change. Their Iced Capp is delicious.. creamy and nutty.
The traditional capp looks great, with nice microfoam. But alas, Sookie is really no coffee lover. She needed to put TWO pack of sugar :O Next time, she should just get a mocha or some dessert sweetened drinks.. hahaha.


Sookie and me. 


Mun Shin and Tiramisu. I know, both of them are nice.

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14 thoughts on “Espressamente – The 2nd Coffee Lovers Gathering

  1. Pingback: weechuan.com » Blog Archive » 1st Coffee Lover’s Gathering In Malaysia

  2. Sookie

    Hey..I couldnt sleep till 3am after each session of coffee drinking !
    Err…anyway to cure that?
    Easiest option is stick to chocolate drink and tea only..sighs

  3. Ng Chong Shen

    Maybe you can have your sessions in the morning? Or have a 15 second shot instead of the full 25 seconds.

  4. Alex Kee

    Hi KF, enjoyed your post.
    Just curious, but have you tried the Rengit Excelsa coffee variety?
    It is only available fresh in Batu Pahat, Johor and is one of the best coffee I have ever tasted. Aromatic, not bitter or acidic, just smooth.

  5. kfchan Post author

    Dear Alex,

    Do you know where can I buy some Rengit Excelsa coffee beans? Do they deliver? Any contact number? I have never been to Batu Pahat, so no chance to try.

    Anyone else have tried coffee in Rengit?

  6. kfchan Post author

    Dear Amy,

    Would love to have you join us on our next adventure.

    Do drop me an email with your contact number if possible.

    Cheers,
    KF Chan

  7. Alex Kee

    Hi KF,
    I can post some freshly ground Rengit Excelsa coffee beans to you. They retail for about RM15 for a 250gms bag.

  8. kfchan Post author

    Dear Alex,

    I would love to give them a try but only if they are in bean form and not ground. I’ll send you my address via my email.

  9. Maria

    Hi Alex,

    I write to you on behalf of Rengit Coffee. Thank you for your kind comments on Rengit Coffee.

    I am producing the content for Rengit Coffee’s website and I was wondering if I could cite these comments of yours at Kfchan’s blog:

    “Hi KF, enjoyed your post. Just curious, but have you tried the Rengit Excelsa coffee variety? It is only available fresh in Batu Pahat, Johor and is one of the best coffees I have ever tasted. Aromatic, not bitter or acidic, just smooth” – Alex Kee on KF Chan’s Coffee in Malaysia blog [embed
    link https://kfchan.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/espressamente-the-2nd-coffee-lovers-gathering/%5D

    If this is possible, Rengit Coffee would be delighted to have you over for a free coffee as a token of our thanks.

    I look forward to your reply and wish you a pleasant day.

    Best wishes,
    Maria

  10. Maria

    Hi KFChan,

    It was good to see a small discussion going on Rengit Coffee on your blog.

    As in my reply to Alex Kee on this string of comments, and as the web content producer for Rengit Coffee, I wish to cite Alex’s comments and direct Rengit Coffee’s audience to your blog by embedding a link.

    If this is possible, Rengit Coffee would be delighted to have you over for a free coffee as a token of our thanks.

    Best wishes,
    Maria

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