Why do you drink coffee? Is coffee good for health? Don’t you think caffeine is bad for health?
Have you ever have those thoughts on mind or heard somebody talk about it? Well, then you are on the right spot reading this review. Last Saturday LilSis joined her first ever OpenRice gathering at Häagen Dazs Senayan City. It was indeed fun! Meeting other OpenRice foodies, she had a new great experience there.
What’s on your mind when you heard HAAGEN DAZS? No doubt, it would be ICE CREAM. Yeah, you are not wrong. But, have you ever thought about Coffee? Nah! I’m not joking. Häagen Dazs now serve you coffee! Surely, they had been serving coffee since long time ago, but they have just promoted their coffee product since 2014.
Now talking about their coffee, Häagen Dazs proudly serve you the best coffee under the brand ILLY Coffee. ILLY is Italian coffee roasting company that specializes on the production of espresso. What makes Häagen Dazs choose ILLY as their partner? Of course because of their quality. ILLY only uses the best Arabica Coffee from six different countries which make it a perfect blend. More talking later, but now let us share about their products.
The ambiance there was great. The shop could handle around 60 people. It is decorated with red color things, started from their fluffy chairs. The lighting there was quite good although it was quite warm there.
Cookies and Cream espresso, 60k
A blend of cookies and cream ice cream accompanied with a cup of double espresso and mini shots of ice cream. No need to talk much about this one. It was INDEED PERFECT! It’s LilSis fave! The espresso flavor was balanced with the sweetness from the ice cream. LilSis who don’t really like espresso just fell in love with this one. Will definitely try this one again next time!
Tiramisu Coffee, NFS
A simple homemade coffee mix with Häagen Dazs. Can you imagine the taste of Haagen Dazs Tiramisu ice cream which consist that heavenly mascarpone cheese cookie crumble, mixed with ILLY coffee? Ugh, I just can’t describe it. It was just perfection!
Iced Cafe Latte, 26k
A cold treat of an espresso coffee mixed with frothy milk. You know, if you don’t taste the bitterness of coffee, you are not yet counted drinking coffee. So, we were served this drink. You can really taste the bitterness of the espresso coffee with that milky taste. Everything was blended perfectly and didn’t left any weird-sour aftertaste.
(P.S : We even got the chance to see how to make latte art from Mr. Arif, National Trainer & Quality Controller from ILLY Coffee. He said he has been barista for 14 years!)
Mocha dreamland, 60k
Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream mixed with an espresso and coffee jelly served with two scoops of ice cream on top. This one has the most pretty looking overall. The glass is tall as other but the topping make it looks pretty. The chocolate web, the whipped cream, the coffee jelly, and lastly the Mocha and Chocolate Ice Cream. You can taste the espresso bitterness which is balanced with the whipped cream and ice cream sweetness. All of you non-coffee or coffee lover must try this!
Brownie Ice Cream
Answering LilSis questions on the beginning of review. We drink coffee because of its caffeine. Caffeine is the thing that make us stay up, heart beats faster, and many more. Mr. Arif also gave us hints on how to cure caffeine side effects : “Drink water twice much as the coffee you drank or eat banana as it consist potassium.” Then yes! Coffee is good for health and only consist 2 kCal. It can also help you loss weigh too! Drink 10 cups per day without milk/creamer and sugar. It will really help your digestion 🙂
Overall, LilSis are super happy and stuffed! Will for sure join another OpenRice Gathering. Thankyou kak Yenny, Mr. Arif from ILLY, Mr. Angga from Haagen Dazs, Open Rice, and of course Haagen Dazs. Thank you for the experience and the goodies bag 🙂
FYI, Haagen Dazs is having some promotion : Buy one get one on their coffee product (cash), buy 1 get 1 free every Monday with BCA credit card, 20% off for every dish (Monday-Friday) with BCA credit card, and dines for free every Friday and 15% off on the other day using ANZ credit card. So, what can you demand more? Let’s eat, foodies!