Free Seminar: Juicing for Health, Beauty and Wellness by Hurom Slow Juicer and SpeedyCourse Philippines

SpeedyCourse Philippines has teamed up with Hurom Slow Juicer to kick off the summer season with a FREE health and wellness seminar: Juicing for Health, Beauty and Wellness.

Juicing Seminar
Juicing Seminar

As the juicing trend continues to make waves, the increasing number of recipes, ingredients, “diet” menus and contrasting opinions on juicing leave many people with the question: “How is juicing really beneficial to our health?”. (more…)

When in doubt, take the ready route

Nestea LemonWe love all things instant, everything ready-made in this day and age. Instant communication, information at the touch of a screen, food and drinks available 24/7. While these things get a bad reputation, what were once luxuries are now necessities in today’s fast-paced world. They have become even more important as we juggle home, school, and work, responsibilities and leisure, real life and digital life.

Ready-made has a slew of benefits that make our lives easier, and more comfortable. For example, it gives us more time do other things. If you have a long commute in the morning, waiting for a pot to brew can mean the difference between arriving on time and getting stuck in rush-hour traffic.

The same applies to information. What would previously take days to research and confirm is now available at our fingertips. Friends we would have lost touch with through the years we can now communicate with easily, and knowledge that used to be available to the privileged and select few can now be shared.

The fast-paced lifestyle also allows us to enjoy more time-consuming things when they are at hand. It is no accident that as instant food, technology, and innovation become more ubiquitous, so does an increasing number of artisan restaurants, analog throwbacks, and an increasing appreciation for all things slow and hand-crafted. (more…)

Visiting Sonoma Wineries

Sonoma Valley is where the California wine industry started and it is home to some of the earliest vineyards and wineries in California.

Sonoma wineries are generally open to visiting tourists and some Sonoma Winery offers a wide range of year round festivals which includes the prestigious Sonoma Valley Film Festival. The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival takes place late each September, and is California’s oldest celebration of its winemaking heritage.

Wikipedia describes Sonoma as a historically significant city in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, surrounding its historic town plaza, a remnant of the town’s Mexican colonial past.

Today, this wine producing valley is protected by the US federal government’s Sonoma Valley and Carneros AVAs (or American Viticultural Areas). The valley is located in southeastern Sonoma County between the Mayacamas Mountains and Sonoma Mountains.

If you want to enjoy wine tasting in California, A visit to Sonoma will complete your wine tasting experience. Sonoma wine tours and wine tasting tours are chiseled for the sophisticated wine lovers. (more…)

Avenue of the Arts Welcomes The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Having a cup of your favorite drink from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® just got easier as the famed coffee shop opens a new branch right at the heart of Manila.

Caramel Ice Blended @ Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Caramel Ice Blended @ Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Set to open its doors in a new location right across the American Embassy, the new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® on Roxas Boulevard will be ready to serve everyone with their specialty coffees and teas beginning December 10. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has been serving up a full selection of internationally-acclaimed signature blends to Filipinos for 8 years now. (more…)

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine Invades Manila

Earlier, I attended the most awaited Media Launch of the newest and most innovative coffee machine in town – the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. I arrived just in time in M Cafe and met some of Manila’s trendiest fashionistas, up-to-date techies and foodies who were also there to witness the arrival and introduction of the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto line of single-serve coffee machines and exclusive coffee capsules here in the Manila.

Christopher Stern - Nestle Business Executive for Coffee
Christopher Stern – Nestle Business Executive for Coffee

Finally, Coffee enthusiasts can now experience the NESCAFÉ brand’s promise of REDISCOVERING coffee. There were four Baristas in the four corners of the venue who are effectively demonstrating how easy it is to use the machine. I tried preparing my own Cafe Lungo and Man, using the machine is a no brainer… even a three year old kid can prepare your own coffee with this machine. (more…)

How to Pick the Perfect Wine for the Holidays

There are only two words you need to know in choosing the perfect bottle of wine – René Barbier. This holiday, get away from the guessing game and read the following tips in wine selection.

Chardonnay Selección
Chardonnay Selección

Almost everybody loves red wine. One outstanding red is the René Barbier Gran Reserva 1999. Made from Spain’s own Tempranillo grape mixed with Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine underwent at least 2 years of ageing in French Oak Barrels and another 3 years in the bottle before it was commercially released. On the nose and mouth, dark, ripe, autumn fruits dominate and are complimented by notes of cocoa, liquorice and black pepper. It is the most impressive addition to the Rene Barbier line to date. This youthful wine can be savoured with red sauce pasta, lighter beef dish and poultry. (more…)

Tuna Pesto @ Espressamente NAIA Terminal 3

I’m off to Puerto Princesa in Palawan along with other travel bloggers sponsored by Microtel Pilipinas. I’m done checking in my baggage and yet I’m still two hours ahead (if there will be no further delay).

coffee shops in naia terminal 3
Tuna Pasta Pesto P167

Anyway, Im here in Espressamente – a coffee shop here in the departure area of NAIA Terminal 3. I love their coffee and their super fast WIFI connection:)

best coffee shop in Naia
Cappuccino Ciennese P165

So hows the Pasta? Its pretty good, not too sweet and not too salty but I think they need to put more pesto on it. If you will be dining near the coffee shop and you want to access their WIFI, 12345678 is their password.

I appreciate the barista informing me that they are charging 5% service charge if the food was consumed in their not too small four cornered kiosk.

Espressamente Illy
NAIA Terminal 3 Branch
Pasay City NCR 1300
(632) 532-2678