Sunday, March 31, 2013
Kopi Luwak from Owl Cafe, Singapore
I'm not a coffee drinker. The furthest I will venture is limited to Vietnamese, Singaporean, or Cuban, in part probably because they cover those up with tons of milk and/or sugar that it hardly tastes like coffee anymore. So admittedly coming here (1 Vista Exchange Green #02-10, 6694-3537) wouldn't have been my first choice. But they were one of the few places open at The Star Vista this early in the morning, so I got this S$18.90 (US$15.20) cup of kopi luwak, in part out of sheer curiosity, and in part since I don't mind drinking the Vietnamese equivalent.
I didn't like this one though. I don't know if it was because of the beans or the brewing process, but the taste of this was so weak that I took two sips and sent it back. Now that I look at it, I guess it was kinda like my first time drinking Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee too (although I don't mind the black coffee from Blue Mahoe at Esplanade, especially since they adjust the brewing process such that it's not acidic). Anyway, I didn't care for this one this morning; the gula melaka kopi that I got afterwards was frankly a lot more interesting.
Oh - and in case you're wondering, those little beads on the side were what they called "coffee caviar" - basically little sweet pods on the side that one could finish it off with afterwards. And at least those assam chicken wings that we got on the side weren't as bad as they looked when they brought them out...they were crispy and decent enough to eat. The Peranakan bawan kepiting soup was refreshingly light and savory too.
Digested at 11:25 AM
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