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.

How To Recognize The Best Flavored Coffee

Flavored coffee is becoming more and more popular every day, in spite of negative reactions of the classic amateurs of coffee. In this article we cover:

– What flavored coffee is

– Is it just fashion or a new market and taste habit?

– What are the key factors that influence the quality

– Tips to recognize if we are in front of a ‘best flavored coffee’ or not.

WHAT FLAVORED COFFEE IS?

In its simplest definition, flavored coffee is coffee with additional flavors added to the beans to give a specific taste, different than the classic organic taste offered by the coffee ‘alone’. Flavored coffee is made by adding flavored oils to the beans after they have been roasted and before they have been ground.

JUST FASHION OR NEW TASTE HABIT?

You may like it or not, but flavored coffee is today synonymous with gourmet coffee.
Flavoring coffee is not just a ‘new fashion’, and it is a very old habit as well. Flavored coffees have been used for centuries: Arabians began flavoring their coffees with cardamom hundreds of years ago; Africans experimented with citrus flavours; and South Americans enjoyed a hint of cinnamon in their cups.

Flavored coffee as we know it today began its development in the 60’s, with the spread of flavored tea from Europe. But it was with the specialty coffee boom of the 1990s that the overall interest in exotic flavours increased so remarkably.

Flavored coffee is a controversial topic among roasters and retailers. Real coffee connoisseur do not like it at all. But business is business, and despite a sometimes less-than-enthusiastic reception, flavored coffees are continuing to penetrate deeper into the market, as a result of exposure from large coffee shops, restaurants, and retailers of all kinds.

Today we can choose from a wide array of flavored coffees, with attractive names like ‘Amaretto’, ‘French Vanilla’, ‘Hazelnut’, ‘Chocolate Swiss’, etc.
Flavored coffee has therefore become a very trendy drink, so popular that according to some estimates one out of four Americans (25%) drinks a flavoured coffee at least twice a month!

KEY FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE QUALITY

Three main factors influence the quality of the best flavoured coffee:

– the selection of coffee beans

– the quality of flavors

– the process used.

Coffee beans: the type of beans used to make flavored coffee greatly impacts the taste of the finished product. Arabica beans are most frequently used for creating the best flavored coffee, due to their low levels of acidity and bitterness.

Flavors: the coffee roaster must choose between 100% natural flavours, artificial or ‘Nature Identical’ flavorings. Although the flavor name on packages may be the same (‘French Vanilla’), the product inside is of course very different.

The Process involves the appropriate amount of flavoring to be used, the chosen roast level, and how and when the flavours are applied. A more in depth view about how the best flavoured coffee is produced will be covered in another article, ‘How Best Flavored Coffees Are Produced’.

HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE BEST FLAVORED COFFEE

To help you make the most of coffee flavorings, here are some final tips to help you buy only the best flavored coffee beans.

Be sure you are buying from a reputable coffee roaster, to ensure your beans and flavorings are of a high quality. Firstly, verify that coffee beans are high-quality. Secondly, checks if flavor is made with 100% natural ingredients.

Some roasters may be adding flavor to low-quality beans thinking that their low-quality will be disguised by the flavoring. About 75 percent of taste is experienced through the nose, so the aroma makes for much of the flavored coffee experience, but best flavored coffee should not overdo it: the flavor should complement your coffee, rather than overwhelm it. The ideal flavor should mask some of the harsh notes of the coffee yet not interfere with its aromatic characteristics.

The degree of roasting determines the depth of flavour: the darker the roast, the heavier the flavor. If flavoring is added to beans which have too mild a roast, the coffee lacks significant flavor characteristics, and a flat-tasting beverage results. If the roast is too dark, the added flavor is covered by the taste of the beans. For example, a Vanilla flavor can be lost on a French roast, because the robustness of the bean may overwhelm the sweet creamy tones of the flavor.

Finally, flavored coffee should be stored as closely as possible to room temperature.

CONCLUSIONS

Many black coffee drinkers dislike flavored coffees, because they cannot fully taste the ‘native’ coffee flavor. While according to estimators, flavoring coffee is just making coffee even more appealing, by adding complimentary flavors.

Many coffee aficionados turn up their nose at the thought of adding flavorings to their beloved black beverage. On the other way, the taste habits of those who like flavored coffee are not much different than the ones who say ‘no, thanks’ to flavored, but then drink their coffee with milk or sugar (or both…).

As a matter of fact, whether you are a connoisseur of black or a lover of flavored, best flavored coffee is here to stay.

For two simple reasons. Consumers like it. And coffee business professionals like it as well, since they have seen the opportunity to create new profitable market niches, with higher margins than the traditional coffee.

Homemade Popcorn Flavor For a Healthy Alternative

Everybody likes a bowl of butter flavored popcorn. It is as American as apple pie. With the many ways to make popcorn there are ways to flavor it too with a homemade popcorn flavor.  Your imagination has no bounds. That fibrous interior of that kernel seed stays dormant in its little space until the right amount of heat makes the moisture expand to what we know as popped corn or popcorn.

That fibrous starchy material is generally flavorless and unattractive except for that sudden “crunch” that can be heard across the room. Light and airy it has no weight to make you feel like you have had a good meal.

Fortunately the white light material has the look, and properties to hold butter and just about any flavor you put into it.  Melting your butter in a pan and mixing cinnamon, dry juice mix, or any spice can enliven the white popcorn into a colorful statement. You could have a multicolored bowl of popcorn just by separately flavoring the popcorn and mixing them together. Another way you could mix your popcorn is to spray the already popped kernels with vegetable spray then mix it together in the bowl. A literal party in a bowl.

Of course an easy way to flavor your popcorn is to copy what some theaters or popcorn vender’s do- buy already flavored pre packaged additives. Some theaters use a product called Glaze Pop. It is sold in cartons and mixed into the butter or oil before the popcorn kernels are put into the hot kettle.

So if you are looking to enliven a birthday party, increase your popcorn business, or make your popcorn more festive for a football party, you can use your imagination with colors and flavors. Don’t be afraid to step it up a little and melt a little bit of dark chocolate on it.