30 Sep '16, 11am

International Coffee Day: Why you still prefer your kopi over latte

International Coffee Day: Why you still prefer your kopi over latte

It’s International Coffee Day on Oct 1, so raise your kopi-gao in tribute to this brew. If all the talk of cortado (almost equal parts espresso and milk) and piccolo latte (think baby latte) leaves you colder than a well, cold brew, we understand. Sometimes, nothing beats a good kopi-peng from a kopitiam. Here are five reasons why you still love the taste your favourite kopi over a macchiato. 1. Because of the caffeine kick Most kopitiams use robusta beans and some mix them with Arabica beans. Yes, coffee snobs, we know robusta beans are considered to be of poorer quality compared to the Arabica beans used at cafes. But we bet you don’t get the same rush a kopi-o provides. Robusta beans have three times the amount of caffeine compared to Arabica beans, so that explains the kick we love so much. 2. Because the best kopitiams know exactly how to roast the beans At kopi insti...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/lifestyle/food/international-c...

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