Good Coffee Day 2.0 X IJM Land Secoya Residences

12 December 2016
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What’s not to like about good coffee? Especially when it’s also FREE! If you’ve been following me, you’ll know how much I love coffee and always craving for it. Somehow, a cup of coffee can make me feel happy and relaxed.

“Coffee is the common man’s gold and like gold, it brings to every man the feeling of luxury and nobility” – Poet Sheikh Ansari Djezeri Hanball Abd-al Kadir

IJM Land Good Coffee Day 2.0

An epic pose by Coffex Coffee's barista of the day!

An epic pose by Coffex Coffee’s barista of the day!

A special thanks to IJM Land for organizing Good Coffee Day 2.0 at ICE Gallery in Pantai Sentral Park, an early Christmas celebration for us all ♥♥♥

Coffex Coffee was giving out their coffee of the day to public. Good coffee, no doubt! I definitely want a cup as well!

Thank you for the heart! :D

Thank you for the heart! 😀

Smooth, velvety 100% Arabica with notes of toffee sweetness and acidity of green apples!

Roasted coffee by Coffex Coffee

Roasted coffee by Coffex Coffee

Coffex Coffee is one of the roasters in Klang Valley, so remember to check out their roasted coffee. Drinking coffee requires a vast knowledge too. Look at all the details on the packaging. Every single detail is important!

It’s not easy to determine what is good coffee especially if you’re new to this. Luckily, Daniel Liew, the founder of the Barista Guild of Asia is here to the rescue.

Daniel Liew, the founder of the Barista Guild of Asia

Daniel Liew, the founder of the Barista Guild of Asia

Daniel Liew is one of the few who is a globally certified trainer and certified with the prestigious Authorized Specialty Coffee Association of Europe.

How to make drip coffee correctly

How to make drip coffee correctly

During this Coffee Workshop, I learned so much from him. The most interesting part was the personalized guidance from the coffee expert himself about how to correctly utilize manual brewing equipment. He also constantly gives us tips and tricks on how to brew the perfect coffee.

For example, you have to rinse your paper coffee filter before using it or the taste of paper will ruin your coffee.

Dark roasted vs Light roasted coffee

Dark roasted vs Light roasted coffee

We got to try some freshly brewed light roasted coffee and we’re loving it!

Aside from hot coffee, I love cold brewed coffee too, it’s one of the coffee trends these days. The folks from coffee2GO have 3 varieties of them and my preference is veered towards the “cham” version.

Cold brew by coffee2GO

Cold brew by coffee2GO

And what is coffee without the perfect mug to sip from? The handcrafted mugs from Kaleidos Art Tune would just be the perfect one for me.

The owner is guiding her on how much pressure to put on the clay

The owner is guiding her on how much pressure to put on the clay

That’s not all! We also get to watch how mugs and handles are skilfully crafted out of clay.

A hands on experience at clay pottery with Kaleidos Art Tune

A hands on experience at clay pottery with Kaleidos Art Tune

And our friend, Claudine got to try it out on her own with the owner’s guidance. So fun!

Other pretty decorations made of clay

Other pretty decorations made of clay

To complement the dark, rich coffee, snacks to nibble on is a must.

Ginger Bread Man by the skillful pastry chefs at Harold’s Academy

Ginger Bread Man by the skillful pastry chefs at Harold’s Academy

It’s not Christmas yet but I can definitely feel the Christmas vibes already at Good Coffee Day 2.0. Let’s have a Ginger Bread Man by the skillful pastry chefs at Harold’s Academy and bring home a Ginger Bread House. It’s going to look so festive.

Eva’s Homemade Nougat

Eva’s Homemade Nougat

Eva’s Homemade Nougat is our very own country’s homemade nougat. They originated from Penang and have been in business for 4 years already. You get to try before you buy 😉

Grid & Go Mochi Caramel

Grid & Go Mochi Caramel

Have you guys tried Grid & Go at 1 Utama? So happy to have it at Pantai Sentral Park again. I had their signature Mochi Caramel waffle. It’s crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside!

Grid & Go WAFFnesday Promotion

Grid & Go WAFFnesday Promotion

Don’t forget to catch their WAFFnesday promotion every Wednesday at 1 Utama.

An eye catching finale after a sumptuous Christmas lunch is a must. I’m glad the cupcake decorating workshop held has given me some inspirations on how to dress up my dessert.

Xavier Mah dressing up his cupcake happily

Xavier Mah dressing up his cupcake happily

Conducted by the glamorous founder of Coffee Jeans & Co herself, actress Tania Zara brought a celebrity shine to the workshop.

Japanese Cream Puff by Coffee Jeans & Co

Japanese Cream Puff by Coffee Jeans & Co

 
Raspberry Pistachio Cake by Coffee Jeans & Co.

Raspberry Pistachio Cake by Coffee Jeans & Co.

Yum yum! Sweet treats for the sweet tooth!

Sketcher Fruit Ice Cream

Sketcher Fruit Ice Cream

It’s a good idea to have some Sketcher Ice Cream before heading out. They hold 5 different varieties of 100% natural fruit potong ice-cream: Mango, Durian, Red Bean, Jackfruit and Banana. Try their signature Durian and Red Bean ones!

FAWN Beauty Co Handcrafted Coffee Body Scrub

FAWN Beauty Co Handcrafted Coffee Body Scrub

To demonstrate the versatility of coffee, FAWN Beauty Co distributed jars of their all natural, hand crafted Cacao and Coffee Organic Body Scrub to the coffee aficionados.

FAWN Beauty Co Handcrafted Cold Pressed Soap

FAWN Beauty Co Handcrafted Cold Pressed Soap

I’m eyeing on their Coal Handcrafted Cold Pressed Soap because it’s good to detoxify the skin, leaving it acne-free.

Last but not least, let’s discover some coffee art. Oh, not the art that was draw on coffee, but art that was draw WITH coffee by artist Vivian Lees.

Creative coffee caricatures by Vivian Lees

Creative coffee caricatures by Vivian Lees

Admiring her work of art while having my caricature drawn. Everything is so pretty!

Vivian said "Don't need to smile", but I just can't help it! LOL!

Vivian said “Don’t need to smile”, but I just can’t help it! LOL!

As a memento of this happy event, I had my coffee caricature drawn by the talented Vivian Lees during Good Coffee Day 2.0. In fact, almost everyone of us took home one!

Coffee caricature by Vivian Lees Art @ Good Coffee Day 2.0

Coffee caricature by Vivian Lees Art @ Good Coffee Day 2.0

What do you think? Does it look like me?

Good Coffee Day 2.0 made merrier with Santa and Santarina

Good Coffee Day 2.0 made merrier with Santa and Santarina

IJM Land Secoya Residences

After the feast with coffee, we visited IJM Land’s Secoya Residences @ Pantai Sentral Park show units. IJM Land’s Pantai Sentral Park is a unique development that let’s us experience luxurious living amidst verdant urban forest. Thus, Kuala Lumpur’s One and Only Urban Forest City has been created.

The 3.47 acre Secoya Residences will be ready for homeowners in the beginning of 2019. Secoya Residences are styled in two inspiring distinct interior concepts, each with their own unique appeal that are also customizable based on your wants and needs.

Secoya Residences Type A (1,050 square feet)

Duo-tone color in the kitchen of Secoya Residences (Type A): Woody brown and white. The open kitchen area with its high countertop promotes the sense of understated elegance..

Duo-tone color in the kitchen of Secoya Residences (Type A): Woody brown and white.
The open kitchen area with its high countertop promotes the sense of understated elegance.

Distinct features:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • ‘Young and Energetic’ concept for professionals within the age group of 27 – 35 years old
  • Design concept that incorporates many of the lifestyle elements that are important to this target group
  • Adopts a duo-tone colour scheme in the living area to accentuate a minimalistic concept
A peaceful yet chic vibe at the living area. The Avant-Garde shelf for the TV area is an artistic touch to accentuate contrast and a sense of movement to a blank space.

A peaceful yet chic vibe at the living area.
The Avant-Garde shelf for the TV area is an artistic touch to accentuate contrast and a sense of movement to a blank space.

The clever use of wall space to display exercise and sports equipment is space-saving; signifies the importance of sports in the lives of the residents

The clever use of wall space to display exercise and sports equipment is space-saving; signifies the importance of sports in the lives of the residents

 
Spacious master bedroom that looks cozy and inviting

Spacious master bedroom that looks cozy and inviting

 
The 2nd bedroom @ Secoya Residences (Type A) uses the concept of spotlights and shadows to create a mood of fun and exuberance

The 2nd bedroom @ Secoya Residences (Type A) uses the concept of spotlights and shadows to create a mood of fun and exuberance

I just found my dream home! I hope that soon, it won’t be a dream anymore 😉

Secoya Residences Type C (1,670 square feet)

For home buyers who are more matured with larger families, Secoya Residences Type C would be a more suitable choice.

Distinct features:

  • 4 + 1 bedroom
  • Design concept that brings out seamless union of vintage feel with a modern twist

Honed marble is used in the living area to highlight the wall texture in a classic Paisley floral motif. The custom-made rug with floral motif accentuates the retro mood, while the decor is entirely vintage-looking like antique gramophone and radio.

Honed marble is used in the living area to highlight the wall texture in a classic Paisley floral motif.
The custom-made rug with floral motif accentuates the retro mood, while the decor is entirely vintage-looking like antique gramophone and radio.

 
The dry kitchen and dining area @ Secoya Residences (Type C) with the high countertop gives an illusion of space and while encouraging a family atmosphere

The dry kitchen and dining area @ Secoya Residences (Type C) with the high countertop gives an illusion of space and while encouraging a family atmosphere

 
Bedroom in retro concept with wooden furnitures

Bedroom in retro concept with wooden furnitures

So this wraps up our Sunday day out to Good Coffee Day 2.0!

For more information on Secoya Residences, Phase 2 of IJM Land’s Pantai Central Park Development, visit www.pantaisentralpark.com.

The ICE Gallery opens daily from 9 am to 6 pm during weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.