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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Strange Coffee

UCC's Sumiyaki Coffee Jelly is not what you expect a cup of coffee to look like. I recently got to try this beverage and was surprised to find out I actually liked it. While it will not replace my favorite medium roast blends, it is a great alternative on hot day.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Friday, August 15, 2008

Vintage Rolex Watches

Rolex GMT Master Ref. 6542 (Production Years: 1956-1959)

Late Model Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 (Production Years: 1962-1990)

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Sunday, August 10, 2008

UCC Coffee Cafe Terrace @ Trinoma

UCC Coffee has opened a new branch at Trinoma Mall last July 26, 2008.

The message on the front door says it all...

Unlike other coffee shops, UCC serves a wide variety of food, and the Terrace branches have the broadest selections.

Making coffee...

Drip coffee machine.

A nice serene environment.

While UCC focuses on the in-house experience, they also carry a wide variety of products to allow you to enjoy the UCC experience at home.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-50

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

UCC's Blended Coffee

We love coffee. We keep a coffee maker running the whole day in the office, and have another one waiting for us when we get home, brewing our favorite Bag of Beans' Excelsa Blend, Maxwell House, Yuban, or Conlins' Million Dollar Brew. When we feel like a bit of a treat, we buy a bag of Starbucks Cafe Estima and have it brewed in a coffee press (if you buy a bag, they press it for free). For the ultimate coffee treat, it is a cup of coffee at UCC (Ueshima Coffee Co.).

UCC's Blended Coffee is expensive, but it is well worth the money. The manner of preparation of the coffee is special, each cup separately siphon-brewed per order.

Then there is the coffee itself. The beans produce a very rich brew, but not in the typical Barako or dark blend of other beans. The best I can describe it is that it is a very flavorful blend, which leaves a very pleasant resonating aftertaste in the mouth long after your last cup.

I am fond of brown sugar with my coffee. And even in this regard UCC offers you something a cut above the rest - BROWN SUGAR CRYSTALS!

There is no getting around the fact that at Php129 for per cup, UCC's blended coffee is not cheap, and this is not their most expensive blend. But the small premium paid, makes for a very special experience. The same goes for their food, too.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pepper Steak Cow

Guess who I bumped into today in at Trinoma...

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50