Caffeine paradise - Malaysia Coffee Fest 2017 at KLCC

28 May 2017

If you ask me what is my life saver beverage when I'm TRYING to meet deadlines at 3AM, I'll definitely say a strong cup of latte. Although I won't call myself a picky coffee drinker, I do find myself returning to certain places just for the coffee. So when I was invited to a festival dedicated to coffee at KLCC couple weeks back, I was totally up for it. Also dragged a few of my kawans together since we're all in need of good coffee to fight our assignments haha

Upon entering the hall, we were greeted by booths and booths of vendors ranging from coffee to tea to appliances etc.

For an event dedicated to coffee, they sure had a variety of activities ready for the fellow enthusiasts! Here we have their Coffee Clinic, a segment dedicated to your perfect coffee 101. A small panel where guests are welcomed to take a seat and learn more about coffee. 

For those interested in brewing the perfect cup of coffee, dreams to be a barista or simply finds fascination towards the beauty of latte art, Barista Guild Asia might just be the perfect place for you to pursue that dream! (photo credit: CEMS)

Now what's a coffee festival without a latte art showdown right? The very first Malaysia Open Latte Art Championship 2017 and Malaysia Open Barista Championship 2017 was held at the festival where talented baristas showcase their best latte creativity  and barista skills! (photo credit: CEMS)

To add on the vibes, there was also a live performance at the Music Cafe! (photo credit: CEMS)

Now that I've covered some of the highlights, here's some booths at the festival that caught my attention. First up we have Starbucks! As a basic Starbucks drinker, I never really knew that Starbucks offered such a variety of coffee blends! (photo credit: CEMS)

If you think this was just a festival for coffee, you'd be as surprised as me to find a decent number of vendors introducing their specialty teas! In fact, I might've drank more tea than coffee that day! :o (photo credit: CEMS)

The next booth had a number of interesting teas to offer.

We tried one called Jane The Queen. It has a slight hint of sweetness to it and I'd say the tea does give a calming sensation to one. 

Told you this festival had more than just coffee, here our kawan Joshua got tempted by Thai milk tea by Mon Chaang. 

Green Tea Thai Milk Tea! 

Next we stumbled across the Magnolia booth. I've tried a few cups of coffee at the festival but no vendor matched the latte crafted at the Magnolia booth!!

Barista at work! 

I know that the most important part about coffee is the coffee beans/brewing method but to be honest, the type of milk used plays a huge role too!

Some of the best pairings to go with a good cup of coffee are yummy pastries. Croisserie offers a variety of fine pastries! 

Look at this strawberry topped Fragola Tart, looks super yummy right! Unfortunately, due to wallet constraints, we did not try it :')

This vendor had a minimalist concept which I'm really liking!

Right next to the booth earlier was Thirst Magazine's booth. 

One thing I love about attending events and festivals is coming across things I've never seen before. Like how I never knew that there was a magazine dedicated to all things beverage! Interesting right? :o

Over at the Prana Chai booth is where I've had my first cup of Masala tea. 

I've heard a lot about Masala tea but I never knew what it was or how it taste like :o Here at Prana Chai's booth we tried their Masala blend chilled and hot. The chilled one was served with milk while the hot one was served with soy milk instead. Personally I prefer it with soy! The taste was really something unexpected, with the perfect blend of natural spices used the taste was really refreshing and calming at the same time. 

Those interested could also purchase this set at the festival!

Of course there's also a variety of local coffee vendors at the festival.

I particularly like their Hazelnut White Coffee chilled

coffee cups

Tried their Matcha Chai Tea as well

Although I'm a multimedia design student, I do take note to snap some photos of packaging that catches my eye. These boxes of tea are some of the few that caught my attention!

More latte art

After trying all the fine coffee at the festival, coffee enthusiasts could also drop by Mister Coffee to purchase their very own coffee machine.

After touring around the festival, we head over to feed our hunger at their Food Truck Fiesta section.

I was especially excited to see La Famiglia's food truck here since I've been eager to try their pastas for quite some time already!

Funny how I had no idea that I was suppose to purchase coupons to pay for my food haha! When I saw the previous customer paying with coupons I thought it was because he was a staff on duty or something haha

Here we have one of La Famiglia's best sellers 'Boss Pasta' RM15. Although the price shocked me a little, the taste and portion was pretty decent so I'd say this passed my expectations! 

The next thing we had was this fries and wedges with fried chicken combo. I can't remember how much this costs but this took forever to prepare and it was totally not worth the wait at all. :( We also ordered some nachos to share but I was so hungry that I forgot to snap a photo before we started eating ahahah

That sums up my experience at Malaysia's first ever Coffee Fest! Thank you for the invite! Can't wait to visit another coffee festival like this in 2018! 

*PS. I'm actually very sick right now, so postings will be slightly delayed T_T I don't recall ever being so sick to the point where I've missed close to two weeks of classes and barely having the strength to work on my assignments or blog posts T_T So much catching up to do haih

Until next time!

Butterfly Project turns 4!

7 May 2017

Happy birthday Butterfly Project!! I still remember that it was when I got my first advertorial offer that I discovered this lovely community Tammy founded. Since the day I've joined, I've always enjoyed meeting butterflies at events! And now that they've recently turned 4, I'm glad to be able to attend their birthday party at Hello Deer, Uptown Damansara. Plus we all got a box of goodies from our lovely sponsor, Jerlynn'L! Jerlynn'L is a personal care brand created out of love to suit all age groups. To read more about what I got from them, check out my blog post here for an unboxing review! 

P.S Thank you so much Eros for taking so many bomb photos during the party!! I've used a few of his photos in this post too! OH AND, remember to check out his blog too! Absolutely love all his photos and especially the flat lays!♥

Here's where the party was held! A nice event space above Wondermilk Uptown!

All the gift boxes ready for our live unboxing session at the party!!

Jerlynn'L products displays are super pretty too!

Here with me is Zoelie! I first met her during my first event as a Butterfly Blogger and it was great meeting her again!! We should meet up more often pls!  From the way we're dressed you could probably already guess that the event was garden themed and the dress code was a flower crown and something yellow. Seeing that I'll never be able to pull off a full yellow dress, I was glad that I was lucky enough to find this yellow top at Monki two days before the event! And to Sam, if you're reading this, thank you so much for lending me this flower crown! You're a lifesaver girl!! ♥ 

As soon as the party begins, all of us took our seats.

Leonard was the emcee for this event!

Here we have our super cute mamasan Tammy! 

Introduction to Jerlynn'L products!

Super yellow group photo with all the butterfly bloggers! 

The unboxing session was an exciting one! Everyone was either on facebook live/instagram live/instagram stories/snapchat/vlogging etc! Here's me snapping photos of my goodies after my instastory unboxing haha

After our live unboxing event, each of us were given this Ice Cream Air Freshener too. Smells super good btw!

What comes after our super kanchiong unboxing session? Food! The food was the same menu from the christmas party last year so the moment I saw the meatballs, I knew I wanted two ahhaha

Whats a party without yellow cupcakes to match our theme!

More treats!

Super love this butter cookie! I even saved mine to bring home and share it with my sis!

Met more beautiful butterflies during the party but sadly I didn't manage to get any photos with them :c halfway through the party, the power actually went out but the heat was still bearable so the party went on as planned :> Once again thank you so much Tammy for creating this beautiful community and letting me be part of this! I'm sure most of us butterflies also feel super grateful for all the opportunities The Butterfly Project has given us. Plus I probably wouldn't have met so many beauty enthusiasts if it weren't for the Butterfly Project!!

Thank you Jerlynn'L for the lovely goodies!
Thank you Tammy for hosting this party!
Thank you Leonard for being a humorous emcee!
Thank you Eros for the event photos! 
Thank you Butterfly Project


Thanks for reading this long post! Currently having a few posts on queue so stay tuned for more! And I really can't wait to see everyone again T v T Really wish I could've stayed longer that day T.T

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