Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Starbucks Summer Preview 2015

I won free passes to the Starbucks Summer Preview 2015 at Nexus, Bangsar South. I was told to bring along 3 friends - which was a bit hard since it was mid-sem break, but finally I managed to get Elicia, Anis and Dawson to join. Not knowing what to expect since it's our first time, but I somehow had the feeling we will be sampling their new drinks.

And yes, we were certainly caught on the official camera:
Before it starts. Our location is really very strategic, every time the photographer took pictures we would somehow be included in the frame (a head, a hand or side view). And we definitely look like a bunch of giggling idiots happy kids waiting for the candies.

1st drink: African Kitamu
African Kitamu Coffee
It's really bitter! I don't really like it, but we were told that it costs RM40/kg, so better sip it clean hahaha I'm such a cheapo. The Starbucks person then told us that there is actually a special way to taste coffee.

First, cover 3/4 of the cup with your hand, then take a deep breathe, fill your nostrils with the rich aroma of coffee. Then, take a sip and roll it a bit in your mouth before swallowing.

I tried it, but nothing special happened. Still the same bitter water hahaha.

But the good news is we're allowed to take this mini cup back as a memorabilia!

Then there was lucky draw, fashion walk featuring their new tumblers and finally, introducing their new beverage! Secretly I thought that they are going to let us sample a bit of it by putting some in the small cup just now, but then, ta-DAH! We got 2 medium-sized cups, one flavour each! Starbucks is awesome!

We were so happy we couldn't stop smiling.
Kids are just so easy to please.

2nd drink: Dark Mocha Panna Cotta
Dark Mocha Panna Cotta
I really loved this drink, it doesn't have the bitter taste of the traditional coffee, but is rich in flavour and surprisingly chocolaty!

3rd drink: Summer Berry Panna Cotta
Summer Berry Panna Cotta
Elicia loved this one - it tastes fruity, with some yogurt-like, creamy texture. 

We had a great night at Starbucks that day. After sampling the drinks, we went to Bumbung for dinner. And we still couldn't get over how enjoyable the day was. Thank you Starbucks for this wonderful opportunity to taste the drinks!

My OOTN with Starbucks Beverages

Left: Dark Mocha Panna Cotta Frappuccino
Right: Summer Berry Panna Cotta Frappuccino

And, on a side note, our photo won the BEST PHOTO CONTEST! I'd say it's a pretty good consolation since none of us were lucky enough to win the lucky-draw Starbucks tumblers.

Grab your Starbucks Summer Beverages starting from tomorrow (23 April)!

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