A Whole Latte Love: Crazy Facts and Must-Try Coffees To Celebrate International Coffee Day!

October 1 is International Coffee Day, and we are celebrating with the most brew-tiful beverages known to humankind (in our opinion)! Whether French Press, cold brew, or cafè latte, drinking a good cup of coffee is an essential and satisfying way to start the day.

Even if you're an avid coffee lover, you might not know some of these fun coffee facts. Here are  some coffee trivia and recommendations to caffeinate your day! 

#1 CO2 Coffee Bar is the first coffee bar in Malaysia

Jazz up your caffeine hit with CO2 Coffee Bar, which serves up nuanced coffee cocktails, or cofftails as they call them, with a fun mix of caffeine, fruits, smoky spices and herbs. We recommend the Young-Man-Go, a blend of cold brew coffee with condensed milk and lemon juice, topped with rosemary and fresh mango — it is an incredibly refreshing pick-me-up that will leave you coming back for more!

Location: CO2 Coffee Bar, Level 3 (Pink Zone), Pavilion Bukit Jalil

#2 Roasting is what turns coffee brown

The method and length of roasting give coffee beans their distinctive flavour and colour—the darker beans are considered bolder, and the lighter beans are more intensely flavoured. 

Artelier Coffee is a must-try for coffee lovers! Japanese master barista and coffee consultant Masahiro Aoki heads the brand and taps on his world-class skills to create expertly crafted drinks that will mocha you crazy! 

Pouring hot, flavourful espresso over extremely cold milk – a cup of dirty was made! Artelier Coffee comes up with different ‘Dirty’ specialty coffee every month like Dirty (Latte), Dirty Houjicha, Dirty Matcha and more. Be sure to try out their Dirty Mocha, exclusively available in October.

Location: Artelier Coffee, Level 3 (Orange Zone) & Level 5 (Orange Zone), Pavilion Bukit Jalil

#3 Coffee makes us more impulsive 

Did you know one study found those who drank caffeinated drinks immediately before shopping bought more items and often spent more money? Add this interesting fact to your TIL (Today I Learned) list!

To combat impulsive purchases, why not enjoy your cuppa after shopping? Explore the nooks and crannies of Bukit Jalil Tsutaya Books, and cosy up with your book of choice at their in-store café. Check out their selection of freshly brewed coffees that can be paired with their Autumn Special Mont Blanc Dorayaki – a Japanese pancake filled with sweetened chestnut cream. 

Location: Bukit Jalil Tsutaya Books, Level 2 (Orange Zone) Pavilion Bukit Jalil

#4 Coffee has scores too

While browsing for your perfect cup of coffee, you may have noticed a ‘Coffee Review’ graphic with a numeric score. It is one of the leading coffee guides in the world by coffee sommeliers that aims to review coffees with the same level of precision and comprehensiveness as wine. 

HWC Coffee has recently unveiled a new seasonal specialty coffee bean, NEROLI, which scored 93 points under the Coffee Review. This makes it the highest-rated coffee bean carried by HWC Coffee! If you are a fan of honey and floral notes, with tart fruit notes and rich aromatic woody undertones, this coffee is for you!

Location: HWC Coffee, Level 2 (Pink Zone) Pavilion Bukit Jalil

#5 Coffee flavour profiles are customisable 

Led by the third generation in this family business, Italian-founded illy Caffè is renowned around the world and recognised for the high quality and velvety taste of its coffee, a blend made of nine varieties of pure Arabica that delights millions of people everyday at home, in the office, in hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. 

Built on a world of experience, taste, science and art, the glorious illycrema is a remarkable take on illy’s espresso that is whipped and cooled to create a creamy, rich and indulgent coffee treat! Give it a try now; better latte than never!

Location: illy Caffè, Level 3 (Orange Zone), Pavilion Bukit Jalil

Happy international coffee day to ALL coffee lovers!