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Post by tall cat » Sat, 24 Apr 2010 12:03 am

local drink guide for the non-locals

Coffee
Kopi Coffee with condense milk
Kopi-O Black coffee without any milk but with sugar
Kopi-Si Coffee with evaporated milk

Tea
Teh Lipton tea with condense milk
Teh-O Lipton tea without any milk but with sugar
Teh-Si Lipton tea with evaporate milk

Other Drinks
Dinosaur ice milo + extra milo powder
Yuan Yang Coffee Si with Teh Si

Other terms
peng ice (e.g. ice coffee = kopi peng)
dai sugar (e.g. coffee with extra sugar = kopi ka dai / coffee with less sugar = kopi siew dai)
gosong no sugar (e.g. coffee without sugar = kopi o gosong

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Post by seanieh66 » Sat, 24 Apr 2010 2:32 pm

tall cat wrote:local drink guide for the non-locals

Coffee
Kopi Coffee with condense milk
Kopi-O Black coffee without any milk but with sugar
Kopi-Si Coffee with evaporated milk

Tea
Teh Lipton tea with condense milk
Teh-O Lipton tea without any milk but with sugar
Teh-Si Lipton tea with evaporate milk

Other Drinks
Dinosaur ice milo + extra milo powder
Yuan Yang Coffee Si with Teh Si

Other terms
peng ice (e.g. ice coffee = kopi peng)
dai sugar (e.g. coffee with extra sugar = kopi ka dai / coffee with less sugar = kopi siew dai)
gosong no sugar (e.g. coffee without sugar = kopi o gosong

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Very much so, thanks.

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Post by $Pripps » Sat, 24 Apr 2010 8:03 pm

I have acquired a taste for local coffee that and the broad oily noodles with chili is my breakfast :-) my stomach doesn't always agree with my choices though.
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Post by beenthere » Thu, 20 May 2010 1:16 am

Other than the the names mentioned here - how available are different kinds of coffee beans generally? I am assuming that being close to Indonesia, Sumatra or Java beans would be readily available. I like to brew my own and some Java from Java would be fine and dandy.

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Post by irvine » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 11:45 am

Try the coffee machine in Saizeriya (Liang Court 2nd or 3rd floor; or City Square Mall B2).

Note there are two coffee machines there, one is all Nescafe stuff, the other is the good stuff. Not sure what brand coffee they use, but I really like it.

It is less than $3 and free flow. But of course, you should have to eat there too.

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Post by saltwater » Fri, 04 Jun 2010 12:25 pm

Greetings all... long time viewer, first time poster. Be kind :-)

I've been here about eight weeks and really struggled when I arrived... Starbucks are quite expensive and the quality of the coffee is hit & miss.

Have been feeling a lot better about the situation since I went out and got a Nespresso at Takashimaya (or however you spell it), cost a bit to get going but I can now have a coffee before leaving every morning that costs around $1 for the capsule & tastes better than most cafe brought coffee.

My 2c worth anyway...

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Post by u4ria » Sun, 01 Aug 2010 11:11 am

saltwater wrote:Greetings all... long time viewer, first time poster. Be kind :-)

I've been here about eight weeks and really struggled when I arrived... Starbucks are quite expensive and the quality of the coffee is hit & miss.

Have been feeling a lot better about the situation since I went out and got a Nespresso at Takashimaya (or however you spell it), cost a bit to get going but I can now have a coffee before leaving every morning that costs around $1 for the capsule & tastes better than most cafe brought coffee.

My 2c worth anyway...
Totally agree :)

I still haven't found a cafe in Singapore that can make better coffee than Nespresso :roll:

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Post by vivienshoshanna » Mon, 02 Aug 2010 2:58 pm

tall cat wrote:local drink guide for the non-locals

Coffee
Kopi Coffee with condense milk
Kopi-O Black coffee without any milk but with sugar
Kopi-Si Coffee with evaporated milk

Tea
Teh Lipton tea with condense milk
Teh-O Lipton tea without any milk but with sugar
Teh-Si Lipton tea with evaporate milk

Other Drinks
Dinosaur ice milo + extra milo powder
Yuan Yang Coffee Si with Teh Si

Other terms
peng ice (e.g. ice coffee = kopi peng)
dai sugar (e.g. coffee with extra sugar = kopi ka dai / coffee with less sugar = kopi siew dai)
gosong no sugar (e.g. coffee without sugar = kopi o gosong

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those coffee really looks delicious..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 02 Aug 2010 3:02 pm

tic....toc....tic....toc...... :twisted:

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Post by beppi » Mon, 02 Aug 2010 4:04 pm

We have a Pavoni (connoisseurs know what this means, others look it up at the Museum of Modern Art in New York) and buy freshly roasted beans from the uncle at Bukit Timah Wet Market ground floor. He has "Java" beans that actually come from there and are better than the (slightly more expensive) East Timor variety - they beat any "Illy" or other brand that became stale on a slow ship from Europe. He's open only mornings (until 12:00) on weekdays, all day on weekend.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 02 Aug 2010 4:32 pm

Is it better than luwak from a civet cat with a slow digestive tract? :lol:

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Post by crazy_beans » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 2:38 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Is it better than luwak from a civet cat with a slow digestive tract? :lol:

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Used to be that the civet cats could choose the best beans, which is why that coffee is expensive. Now, they are force fed so all you get out of that process is *ahem*

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Post by freeman.vu » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:31 pm

How about buying a coffee machine and do it yourself at home?
I have one Polce Gusto at home, I can make espresso, latte, capuchino, etc. In my former office, there is one two. I like both.

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Post by taxico » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 1:59 pm

i buy beans directly from the importer/distributor (at their wholesale office).

they've got all kinds of beans, including luwak and can grind for you if you want.

they give me free bags of packet sugar from time to time despite telling them i drink my coffee black and without sugar...

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Post by crazy_beans » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 2:57 pm

taxico wrote:i buy beans directly from the importer/distributor (at their wholesale office).

they've got all kinds of beans, including luwak and can grind for you if you want.

they give me free bags of packet sugar from time to time despite telling them i drink my coffee black and without sugar...
Where are they located? Do you need to buy a lot for them to sell?

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