Experts brew rare batch of seasonal coffee beans

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  • Friday, 06 Sep 2019

Barista Mohammad Tuah Iskandar (left) and Remy brewing whole bean coffee during a demonstration.

COFFEE is the sole reason the mornings are bearable for some people, while for the sleep deprived, it is a saviour.

For others it is a unique form of art and service.

That is just exactly what Starbucks Reserve Cafe has brought for its customers this season.

For those who don’t know, Starbucks Reserve coffee comes from the rarest small batch of coffee beans that are roasted in Seattle.

They are extremely limited and are only served according to their seasons.

Berjaya Times Square Starbucks Reserve recently launched its latest exclusive reserve whole bean coffee.

The coffee comes in three new flavours, each with its unique taste and style of brew.

They are the East Timor Peaberry, Malawi Sable Farm and the Bolivia Sol de Manana.

The premier line of whole bean coffee are freshly brewed by their barista in seven different methods each with its own distinctive taste.

2018 Barista Champion of Malaysia and Brunei Remy Razali demonstrated his skills in the various styles of coffee brewing.

For the coffee chat session, the assistant manager at Starbucks Reserve Berjaya Times Square, demonstrated two methods of brewing which were the siphon and the pour-over.

The pour-over brewing method is where customers are able to have freshly ground Arabica coffee that produces a thick coffee extract and is rich in strong flavours just by simple filtration.

The Malawi Sable Farm coffee originating from the African region has a strong robust aromatic scent with a subtle hint of cedar and ginger accents. This gives the coffee a unique citrus scent with a rich woody flavour.

The East Timor Peaberry, which originates from the Asia Pacific region, brings the subtle hint of citrus and floral essence.

The coffee perfectly complements citrus and chocolates that gives the beverage a sweet taste.

The Bolivia Sol de Manana is a burst of floral aroma with highlights of tropical fruits in taste.

The coffee gives a tinge of fruity flavour which complements the Malaysian taste buds perfectly.

The new reserves beverages are priced at RM18 onwards, and varies according to the different brewing techniques.

They will be available nationwide at all Starbucks Reserves for a limited time only.

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