Flavored Coffee: A Sensational Lift to Your Next Dinner Party

On almost any occasion flavored coffee can be a delightful compliment to any meal. As someone who hosts many dinner parties for both business and pleasure, it has been my experience that coffee is really at its best when paired with anything sweet. This perfect pairing lets the relative bitterness of the coffee counter the sweetness of the dessert leaving the palate with a well-balanced finish.

Flavored coffee is nothing new but it has taken many years for it to gain mainstream acceptance to where it now sits in a prominent position on our supermarket shelves and niche corner coffee shops in a host of variations.

In recent years flavored coffee has come into its own and become a trendy drink which often displaces the traditional end of dinner coffee. Coffee connoisseurs are taking to these untraditional adventurous coffee types in droves with the possible combinations of texture and flavours being endless. Now the average coffee drinker is faced with an abundant choice of flavors including vanilla, hazelnut, almond, macadamia raspberry, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, and coconut. As you will notice, the majority of the flavorings verge on the sweet side.

Macadamia coffee is my all time favorite and so easy to match up with many desserts. Another quite famous coffee-dessert pairings is delicious pumpkin pie with cinnamon flavored coffee. If you haven’t tried this combination before please do, I guarantee it will completely change your whole experience of eating dessert. Some people even have it for breakfast. The coffee enhances the pumpkin pie with the complimentary spice flavour of the cinnamon.

The exotic flavour of coconut with coffee is another way to create an entirely inspiring dessert. This is only a snippet of the countless ideas that are out there for you to try. No doubt flavored brews are not a passing fad.

With flavoured coffee increasing in popularity it isn’t hard to imagine some of the blends actually replacing traditional toppings that usually go straight to our waistlines. Wouldn’t that be nice for those of us who are counting calories? For example you will find vanilla flavored coffee is the perfect substitute for the usual fat rich frozen whipped toppings.

In this day and age if you look around there is an abundance of good quality flavored coffee blends available in flavors and styles that will suit almost every occasion and menu selection. Even vending machines at airports, hospitals and company buildings are hopping on the band wagon and supplying the consumer demand for variety.

So go on and be a bit adventurous. Try a flavored coffee today and you too will soon find out why it is such a taste sensation.

Enjoy!

Turn Your Passion Into Business

Summer is fast approaching, and the Filipinos’ love for frozen delights are becoming even more evident. Since 1925, when Magnolia Ice Cream was established in the country, Filipinos started to make ice cream a big part of their lives. More so, after Philippine flavors such as Kesong Puti, Macapuno Langka and Ube Keso came in the market. More and more people realized that you can actually incorporate your own personality and culture into their own gelato flavors, and thus, eating this well-loved dessert has been more fun. Here are some famous types of gelatos from different places in the globe that might just fit your personality!

Ice Cream From Around the World

  • Gelato is very popular in Spain and Italy and is known for making use of natural flavors, whole milk, eggs and sugar. It is also oftentimes handmade. And, before cups became popular, Italians served gelato wrapped in waxed paper. This was known as Penny Lick.
  • Mochi ice cream, a combination of gelato and the popular Japanese gelatinous rice desert Mochi is also quite delicious and flavorful. Popular flavors include Matcha or Green Tea, Strawberry and Caramel.
  • Meanwhile, in Turkey, ice cream is called “Dondurma”. It is the literal translation for the word “freezing”. It is known for being made with “Salep” or orchid tubers, and “mastic”, a form of resin that makes this frozen delight chewy.
  • And of course, the Philippines has “Sorbetes”, which is often being peddled in carts and is known for being served in wafer cones, and also comes in different flavors such as Cheese, Ube, Chocolate or Mango-you can even ask mamang sorbertero to serve you all the flavors in one cone.

Find the type of ice cream that fits your taste and indulge in it guilt-free! these gelatos are made to make us all feel better and give us a taste of heaven. This is why they vary fromdifferent places around the world, to fit their own definition of heaven. Now, if your Pinoy heart just finds heaven in the famous Sorbetes, make the most out of it by starting a living out of it. You can now enjoy Sorbetes even more by having your own Carito Business, thanks to Magnolia Ice Cream!

If you’re interested to earn an extra P240,000 per year, why don’t you try being one of Magnolia Ice Cream’s mobile vending operators today? Just visit one of Magnolia’s business centers in Pateros, Marikina, Pasig, Malabon, Quezon City, Makati or Valenzuela and you will learn how to start your own Carito business. Those who are living in Visayas and Mindanao may avail of this opportunity, as well.

Aside from getting your own business, you will also get some great business advice, equipment and marketing support. Invest in this win-win situation because it is just the best and most productive way for you to kick start your summer!

This summer, you can do a bit more than enjoy gelato; you can also start your Magnolia Ice Cream Carito business and make money. Not only will you be able to eat what you love, you’ll also be able to do what you love, too. Now, work would not seem like work and summer would be even more worthwhile.

Lightly Flavored? Water?

It jumped right out at me, that ad in one of those decidedly upscale consumer magazines. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t subscribe to it. I don’t fit its reader profile. Wouldn’t want to. The magazine was actually a free sample, something I’d sent for. I’ll try anything that’s free. Well, almost. But this particular ad just jumped out and bit me in the nose.

The headline said something read “Lightly Flavored Water!” That’s what grabbed my attention. I hadn’t heard that term before. Lightly flavored water? “OK,” I said, “I gotta read more about this taste sensation” the ad was touting. I’d obviously missed one of life’s most captivating taste delights.

As I continued to reading, I couldn’t help but laugh. The ad took me back a bunch of years to a time when my wife and I – along with several other couples our age – were starting our families. Money for us and our circle of friends back then was a lot tighter than in became as the years passed.

One couple in that group included my cousin and her husband, a nice guy who was in the process of building up a business he’d bought by borrowing against everything he had. But, hey, many of us were bitten by that bug back then. We all wanted to own our own businesses. Some of us made it, some didn’t. Kinda like today’s world.

But what made me chuckle as I continued reading about “Lightly Flavored Water” in this yuppie magazine was how the world seems to have come almost full circle without my realizing it.

My cousin, bless her, had developed a reputation back then for being frugal. “Cheap” was actually the word we used. But only when she wasn’t within earshot. “Frugal” wasn’t a word we knew the meaning of. But we certainly knew from “cheap.” And cheap and cousin Sherry were synonymous – all because of “Lightly Flavored Water.”

Nothing by that name existed back then. In fact, people weren’t yet aware that they would someday willingly pay big bucks for water in bottles. Water was free. It came out of the faucet by the kitchen sink. Now, of course, no one can leave home without clutching a bottle of water – 16 ounces for just $1.29. On sale. Every ask yourself why you didn’t think of that gimmick?

“Lightly Flavored Water” is an even better gimmick. And it was invented by my cousin Sherry years ago. Though she didn’t realize it at the time. And she hasn’t made even one thin dime off the idea since. But “Lightly Flavored Water” is what earned her the name, Cheap Sherry. And we weren’t talking about wine, either.

Every time we’d visit Sherry and her husband, their drink du jour was Kool-Aid®. But not just any old Kool-Aid. Sherry had a way for turning 10-cent packet of Kook-Aid into a endless sea of Kool-Aid.

While it might have started out as a pitcher of fruit flavored water, when it got down to that last glass of Kool-Aid in that pitcher, Cindy would head back to her kitchen and refill that pitcher with more water.

What started out as a ruby red, fruit flavored drink soon became pink. And by the time the evening was over that pink liquid became paler and lighter until it was almost as clear as the water she kept adding to the pitcher.

By the end of the evening what we were drinking was… You guessed it. “Lightly Flavored Water.” And it certainly didn’t cost $2.00 a pint. Heck, with a dime envelope of Kool-Aid, Sherry could serve a crowd of thirsty friends for an entire evening. Endlessly.

Bless you cousin, inventive genius that you were, though perhaps a little ahead of the curve when it came to “Lightly Flavored Water.” If only we’d known, we could all have been rich.