bitter sweet; japanese syrup in coffee

doitung caffe

we are in an era where coffee business is competing to the max. walking along a street means you will deliberately encounter a pleasant view of, at least, one coffee shop along the way. latte, espresso, cappuccino, macchiato, mocha… are some regular choices we will see once reading down the list of menu. 

doi tung (the name comes from the mountain in the north of thailand) enters this realm of business to promote the local wisdom. in the commercial world as it is, a unique offer, coffee wise, must be present to insert itself into the market. what i tried today, ladies and gents, is a coffee with japanese syrup, called kokuto. it is poured at the bottom of the cup, followed by milk, and coffee. the idea is novel. the likeness towards the tasted is divided. the barista suggested putting the straw down the bottom, w/o stirring, to get the sweetness of the syrup. other tastes would also be blended simultaneously. what i actually had was a gulp of extremely sweet syrup and it was the 1st thing to evaporate to my tube. then came the coffee ( i don’t know where all the milk went) which is too bitter to like. i don’t really get it. the barista said put the straw down the end, and i did exactly just what she said. not only did the elements not blend together, the tastes were separated; sweet then bitter. and that doesn’t make it bitter sweet. 

all in all, do i like it? i have to say i enjoy the taste of that japanese syrup. i will give it another try but i’ll stir it thoroughly before giving it a big gulp.


work is done

today is my last day of work. final exam is graded. score is submitted. done.

dropped by black canyon before leaving for home. ordered mocha today. i like the saying on the cup “coffee and love are best when they are hot” not necessary agree ‘coz i really prefer iced mocha. and i take love as it is, hot, lukewarm, sweet, easygoing, cool down. as long as you love me ha ha ha


talking over coffee


my mom persuaded, more like dragged, me out of the house today. she was so kind as to buy me lunch, now that i’m flat broke. going out is nice, in a normal circumstances. now, window shopping or experiencing entertainment at shopping mall doesn’t bring my mood up to the normal level as it used to. 

having a cup of coffee is always nice, nonetheless, no matter what state of mind i am in. my mom had noodle while my niece was munching on sandwich. it was a really pleasant lunch. i try not to be depressed by all things that happen.

month of merry

the city has started to decorate with christmas trees and all beautiful lighting. the place becomes paradise of photographers. even i’m not into taking photographs, driving home from work, surrounded by nice lighting along the avenue, does give me joy and get me in merry mood. 

speaking of driving, there’s one more thing to be merry about. the gas price dropped! yes! just a few days ago, i stopped by a gas station to have the gas filled. turned out that i paid 30% less than i used to!! what a surprise! the oil price fluctuates so often i didn’t pay attention and just parked my car at my parents’. good day to drop by a gas station now!

now i have money leftover from gas. i can afford a starbucks or two!