21 February 2004

Amateur Review: Coffee Tasting - Nefo Ground Coffee

Brand: Nefo
Logo: AAA
Location of factory: Jambi, Indonesia
Specification: ground coffee
Color of box: Orange
Color of grinded bean: dark Black

The right and perfect composition for this coffee is:

• 1½ teaspoon of the coffee for one cup OR
• 1 tablespoon of the coffee for 1 glass

Mix it with boiling water and stir. You may add sugar and creamer or milk if necessary. I prefer just black.

After I stirred the coffee with boiling water, the color of the coffee still looked dark black.
The smell is so strong.
If made with a wrong dosage, the result of the coffee will be very bitter.

Surprisingly, I didn’t taste any ’acidity’ from this coffee. This is totally different from any other coffee that I found. Just taste right for a ground coffee drinker like me.

The dark black color that this coffee has might come from the roast of this coffee which was too ’well done’. I can smell it right before I mix the coffee with the boiling water.

If we compare this coffee with Starbuck (SB) ground coffee – the darkest roast, the similarity is only at the color of the coffee beans…dark black. The differences are in:

1. The texture: the texture of the SB coffee is too dry just like the instant coffee of Nescafe, while this coffee is a bit moist
2. The smell: the smell of the SB coffee is fresh and last longer after I mixed it with boiling water, while this coffee smells so-so – not that strong and gone too soon
3. The taste: the taste of SB coffee is lighter than this coffee

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18 February 2004

Amateur Review: Vasse Felix Classic Dry White 2002

Last night, I went to my friend's house and had a dinner there. My friend served me a beef steak and two kinds of salad.

But one thing for sure, I grabbed a bottle of white wine from the bar and tried to enjoy the night. Though the food didn't match with the white wine, but it was OK for me. At least, I enjoyed the night.

Well, let me review the wine, though I am not the expert of it.

Name of wine: Vasse Felix Classic Dry White Wine
Year: 2002
Prod: Margaret River
Official Website: www.vassefelix.com.au

The producer of the wine said in the label that the white wine is the blend from semillon and sauvignon blanc. The producer also stated that the taste of the wine will be dried, full bodied, and refreshing.

Here's opinion: My nose said that the wine smelled so mellow and soft, not that strong. My mouth thought that the wine was truly dry and, once again, soft. But it was not that refreshing....only cold as it just came out from the cooler.

The wine made me feel high in a slow slow slow motion...very slow...which was good for me...realy made me feel calm and beautiful :))
The situation was getting excited as I listened to the songs from George
Michael (Kissing a Fool & I can't make you love me if.....).

The wine is trully a match for a light class drinker like me.


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12 February 2004

Recipe of Nescafe Creme - Advanced Version

1 sachet of Nescafe Creme
1 teaspoon of instant coffee
1 teaspoon of creamer

How to:
Mix all with a cup of hot water...stir....and...drink it.


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