Review: Pulp Coffee @ Bangsar

The other day a bunch of us in the office were eating in Bangsar when one of our coffee connoisseur asked us to try out this place called Pulp which was located near the NSTP building. So our boss so graciously drove us there to check out what the fuss was about. When we arrived at the place (after zig-zagging around), we were definitely pleasantly surprised.

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Firstly the cafe was not housed at your usual shop lots but rather amidst the industrial lot of the old NSTP printing areas. Housed in an old section, Pulp was designed very elegantly, maintaining the outer look but sprucing it up with lots of wood elements, which I loved.

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On a Tuesday, it was packed. Almost all of the people there were either students or folks who worked around the area. It is still very close to the residential area but it is but a stone’s throw away from the central Bangsar commercial area.

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To try out the coffee, I ordered a cappuccino, as did my colleagues and we ordered a couple of cakes as well. Whilst waiting for the drinks to arrive, we took a quick tour around the place.

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Right near the entrance is an old printing press machine which was used to actually showcase the beans that Pulp roasts (roasting is done in Singapore whilst the beans are imported from around the world).

Once our coffee was served, I was just roaming about the place, enjoying the ambience and the heavy rain outside did make the hot coffee taste and feel a little more comforting.

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That was when I noticed a sign just above our table.

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It said, “Cupping Room” which a few of us tried to figure out what the heck it meant. One did say that you cupped the glass/cup of coffee with your hand to taste and smell the coffee. Of course a quick Google search and YouTube search did gave us an insight when Shane decided to give us a lay down of what a cupping session was.

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Essentially it is a process where the store actually tries out the beans that they import and they grade it. 80 marks means these are good and 90 and above means they are great. The process makes it fun because although the beans may come from the same source but different roast batches can have different results as well and they make sure that the consistency is the same before they actually serve it to their customers. You can even join them in their cupping sessions on Friday to experience it for yourself.

Try to think of this as wine tasting, but for coffee beans.

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In all, I liked the coffee there. One of the few places where I can drink my coffee without any sugar and still enjoy it thoroughly. If you are ever in that area and would like a nice cup of coffee, head over to Pulp.

Quick Review: Magnum Cafe Midvalley

The other day my colleagues and I decided to head over to Midvalley for lunch, firstly because my boss liked eating at the Magnum Cafe and secondly we could do a little bit of Christmas shopping for the department’s gift exchange. Luckily by the time we finished lunch and headed to the cafe, there wasn’t a queue at all.

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Since we were 2nd in line, we had the luxury of reviewing through the menu and then deciding on what to choose. I decided on the standard fare where you choose a type of Magnum and have 3 types of topping. All for the price of RM9.90.

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In truth, the hardest decision I had was to decide which 3 toppings to go with my Magnum. So I went with the chocolate magnum with chocolate coating.

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Interestingly there are also toppings which were more of the savoury persuasion such as sea salt! Anyway I was feeling a little bit of a sweet tooth at the time so I chose everything chocolate.

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And finally to top it all off, a drizzle of white chocolate. Frankly it was extremely satisfying and affordable. I rather have this than pay RM10 for a scoop of some ice cream.

If you have the chance, do try it out whenever you are in Midvalley or at IOI mall.

Review: Samurai Lip

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The other day I was surfing through Facebook whilst I was probably waiting in some queue that I chanced upon a picture of car with a nice lip, something which was subtle and looked practical as well. Little did I know it was a product made out of rubber and it can be made to fit any car.

Of course, without much thinking, I just called the guy and he gladly came over to my house to install the lip. The product name, Samurai Lip and its made out of rubber, hailing from Thailand.

Sounds pretty cool to me.

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The product basically arrives as a strip of rubber with 3M tape on one end. If I am not mistaken, the length of the rubber is 2.5m. Hence as long as your bumper doesn’t exceed that length, you should have enough material.

Installation was very easy and straight forward. You clean the area where you want to stick the rubber parts to and the product gives you the cleaning materials as well.

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After you cleaned the area, then you proceed to stick it onto the bumper. Because I am such a klutz and don’t have the patience, Kit, the guy selling the stuff, was kind enough to do it for me.

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He made sure that the rubber piece stuck on properly as well as made sure that I was happy with it before pressing it onto the bumper.

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I was quite happy with the end product at the end of the day and at a very low cost of RM150, I managed to get it installed at my own convenience.

Just to also highlight the product doesn’t need to be only applied on your front bumper. There are other folks who also applied it to their side skirt as well as their rear bumper as well.

If you are interested to have a rubber lip for your car, you can contact Ykit at 012-342 9029.