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Kopi, kopi-O, kopi kosong, kopi gao, kopi siew dai. Are you familiar with these local coffee terms? Do you struggle or rattle off these kopi terms with ease when making your order? Some of us may be more attuned to terms commonly used by big coffee chains switching from espresso, macchiato, ristretto, Americano, café latte, cappuccino, flat white, to affogato easily whatever catches our fancy that day. Ah, those pre-covid days.
Now that we are primarily working from home, where a decent cuppa may not be as easily available as to when we were based in the office, we can only rely on our own brews. If you, like me, have tried every brand available at our local supermarkets and still find none that you fancy; my fellow coffee lover, this article’s for you!
Did you know that 1 October has been marked as International Coffee Day? Started in Milan 2015 by the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), this day aims to recognize the efforts of coffee farmers across the world, whose livelihood depends on the crop. From its antioxidant properties, health and beauty benefits to its reputation as a pre-workout performance enhancer, as well as its multipurpose uses as body scrub and fertilizer for your plants, the reasons to celebrate an aromatic cup of java are aplenty.
Now’s the time to elevate your coffee drinking experience to new heights! We have round-up a dizzying array of coffee makers, coffee beans from instant form, java beans, coffee powder, pods, bags to decaffeinated and health-boosting coffee. There’s something for those who are new to coffee, coffee connoisseurs, and anyone in between.
Happy shopping and cheers to International Coffee Day!
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Thanks to its excellent ability to kickstart the day, the liquid energy now comes in many variations. Here are a few coffee selections that are infused with health-enhancing ingredients like Lion’s Mane, cordyceps and Reishi mushroom powder.
Contains half of the caffeine as a regular cup of coffee.
This premium, certified organic 3-in-1 instant coffee beverage contains so sugars, no sweeteners & no preservatives.
Each serving of Om Mushroom Powered Coffee Latte Blend contains 2,000 mg of certified 100% organic whole food mushroom powder with a full spectrum of nutrients.
Decaf’s the answer
Love coffee, but it keeps you up at night? Try these caffeine-free versions.
This brew is 100% naturally caffeine-free and made with organic herbs.
Unlike most decaffeinated coffees that rely on chemicals, Mount Hagen uses a natural process, ensuring the purest and best possible tasting coffee.
Hassle-free coffee machines
Want something more than instant coffee but think that it’s too much hassle to grind and brew your own cup of coffee? Get a coffee maker for brews that are consistent and give you the right amount of jolt every time. Here are some reliable ones you may wish to consider.
Coffee drinking will never be the same again with this sleek Nespresso machine.
Read the Vertuo Next review.
Work for your coffee with coffee grinders
Prefer to make your own brew? Try these grinders and pour-overs for a more intimate coffee-making experience.
Convenience and quality grind makes for a good brew.
Get your Hario V60 and other pour-overs.
Try these if you prefer cold brews
Japanese brand Hario has made a name for itself amongst coffee lovers. Who can resist their wide range of functional and sturdy products?
Handy-sized French press
When it comes to beverage making, Bodum is a go-to for its aesthetics and quality.
Top up your coffee supplies at Perk, iHerb or Paksong.
Non-coffee, coffee items
So you really love the mood-boosting coffee aroma and can't get enough of it. Here are some beauty products made with coffee for true coffee lovers.