All posts tagged: cafe

Of Coffee and Macarons.

Originally posted on SHEU QUEN | THE RACONTEUR:
A coffee and some macarons help me relax better with my book. | Photo by Anna Verdina (Karnova). When I think of relaxing with a cup of coffee and my book, I always ask myself, “Where should I go to have my daily cuppa and maybe something to nibble on while reading my book?” That question never fails to escape my thoughts before planning my day. Sadly, not many cafe joints here can give me what I need as most of them are frequented by young Malaysians and their big groups of friends. Don’t get me wrong, people here are free to go wherever they want to and with whomever they wish to be with. All I’m saying is that when you see large crowds at one place means the place is either a popular destination or it’s a rather small area and can only hold so many people at one time. So it’s back to the drawing board again and revisit your cafe blueprints and find another…

But First, Coffee.

Originally posted on SHEU QUEN | THE RACONTEUR:
A little coffee goes a long way. That’s how my day is supposed to start. | Photo by Medical News Today. I was never a coffee drinker until I tasted the magic of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. When I was young, my dad used to take the family out for supper and it almost always was to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at a neighbourhood mall. Back then, life was much simpler and we needn’t have to worry about traffic, rising costs of living, and undesirable folk (mostly snatch thieves and kidnappers). My usual order used to be iced blended mocha frappuccino (more chocolate than coffee). My parents would always have something with a dash of espresso. One day, I decided to try some. Oh, I will never forget that initial bittersweet hot liquid that slid down my throat. I swore that coffee must be the vilest beverage ever, second to wine. Yes, I don’t have a taste for wine. Champagne, maybe, but not wine. But that…

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