Whenever I go to my store in Jollibee Plaza I pass by a sign “Highlands Coffee Opening Soon” and since I am a coffee addict I was very excited.
Highlands Coffee, a Vietnamese import, opened their latest branch at Eton Emerald Lofts on the same street as Jollibee Plaza and only a 1 minute walk away.
Highlands Coffee menu (click to enlarge)
The sweet potato chips caught my interest but I found the very light bag too expensive at P75. I will try it one of these days if I can find it in the supermarket. Click here for Annette’s Kamote Crunch Facebook page.
Anette’s Kamote Crunch
I ordered my iced coffee to go. I was surprised that they poured my coffee from a pitcher instead of making it from a Vietnamese drip filter (cà phê phin). Maybe they just use it for dine in orders. I was also initially dismayed that P119 (US$3) got me only half a small cup of coffee and lots of ice.
I changed my opinion as soon as I took a sip. Oh boy was it strong and sweet!! I take my coffee strong, I also enjoy drinking espresso with a dash of cream and sugar so I’m definitely not a coffee wimp but this coffee was so strong I had to wait for some of the ice to melt. I wanted to do the happy dance with every sip. Next time I will just request for less condensed milk since it was a tad too sweet for me.
Note: The manager told me I wasn’t allowed to take pictures thankfully after I’ve finished taking all these shots. He claimed, “We have to protect our store identity.” I found that strange since any industrial spy can just enter any of their stores to look at anything they want. I guess they don’t understand the benefit of free advertising from blogs like mine. Oh well….
This was the only the second time in my 4 years of blogging that I’ve been told not to take pictures. Both times in the Philippines.