Try these new coffee flavours, brewing methods and beauty uses

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Kopi, kopi-O, kopi kosong, kopi gao, kopi siew dai. Are you familiar with these local coffee terms? Do you struggle or rattle off these kopi terms with ease when making your order? Some of us may be more attuned to terms commonly used by big coffee chains switching from espresso, macchiato, ristretto, Americano, café latte, cappuccino, flat white, to affogato easily whatever catches our fancy that day. Ah, those pre-covid days.

Now that we are primarily working from home, where a decent cuppa may not be as easily available as to when we were based in the office, we can only rely on our own brews. If you, like me, have tried every brand available at our local supermarkets and still find none that you fancy; my fellow coffee lover, this article’s for you!

Did you know that 1 October has been marked as International Coffee Day? Started in Milan 2015 by the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), this day aims to recognize the efforts of coffee farmers across the world, whose livelihood depends on the crop. From its antioxidant properties, health and beauty benefits to its reputation as a pre-workout performance enhancer, as well as its multipurpose uses as body scrub and fertilizer for your plants, the reasons to celebrate an aromatic cup of java are aplenty.

Now’s the time to elevate your coffee drinking experience to new heights! We have round-up a dizzying array of coffee makers, coffee beans from instant form, java beans, coffee powder, pods, bags to decaffeinated and health-boosting coffee. There’s something for those who are new to coffee, coffee connoisseurs, and anyone in between.

Happy shopping and cheers to International Coffee Day!

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Health-boosting coffee

Thanks to its excellent ability to kickstart the day, the liquid energy now comes in many variations. Here are a few coffee selections that are infused with health-enhancing ingredients like Lion’s Mane, cordyceps and Reishi mushroom powder.

Four Sigmatic, Mushroom Coffee Mix with Lion's Mane, 10 Packets, 2.5g each

Contains half of the caffeine as a regular cup of coffee.

Four Sigmatic, Mushroom Coffee Mix with Lion's Mane. PHOTO: iHerb

Organic Instant Coffee with Cordyceps and Reishi Mushroom, 30s

This premium, certified organic 3-in-1 instant coffee beverage contains so sugars, no sweeteners & no preservatives.

Organic Instant Coffee with Cordyceps and Reishi Mushroom, 30s. PHOTO: iHerb
Organic Instant Coffee with Cordyceps and Reishi Mushroom, 30s. PHOTO: iHerb

Om Mushrooms, Mushroom Powered Coffee Latte Blend, 10s, 8g each

Each serving of Om Mushroom Powered Coffee Latte Blend contains 2,000 mg of certified 100% organic whole food mushroom powder with a full spectrum of nutrients.

Om Mushrooms, Mushroom Powered Coffee Latte Blend, 10s, 8g each. PHOTO: iHerb
Om Mushrooms, Mushroom Powered Coffee Latte Blend, 10s, 8g each. PHOTO: iHerb

Decaf’s the answer

Love coffee, but it keeps you up at night? Try these caffeine-free versions.

Chicory Herbal Coffee, Medium Roast, Caffeine-Free, Hazelnut, 312g

This brew is 100% naturally caffeine-free and made with organic herbs.

Teeccino, Chicory Herbal Coffee. PHOTO: iHerb

Mount Hagen, Organic Fairtrade Coffee, Instant, Decaffeinated, 100g

Unlike most decaffeinated coffees that rely on chemicals, Mount Hagen uses a natural process, ensuring the purest and best possible tasting coffee.

Mount Hagen, Organic Fairtrade Coffee, Instant, Decaffeinated. PHOTO: iHerb
Mount Hagen, Organic Fairtrade Coffee, Instant, Decaffeinated. PHOTO: iHerb

Hassle-free coffee machines

Want something more than instant coffee but think that it’s too much hassle to grind and brew your own cup of coffee? Get a coffee maker for brews that are consistent and give you the right amount of jolt every time. Here are some reliable ones you may wish to consider.

Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Hotter Coffee Option

Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Hotter Coffee Option. PHOTO: Bed Bath and Beyond
Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Hotter Coffee Option. PHOTO: Bed Bath and Beyond

Vertuo Next Cherry Red

Coffee drinking will never be the same again with this sleek Nespresso machine. 

Read the Vertuo Next review.

Vertuo Next Cherry Red. PHOTO: Nespresso
Vertuo Next Cherry Red. PHOTO: Nespresso

Shop for other Nespresso machines and Nespresso pods here.

Work for your coffee with coffee grinders

Prefer to make your own brew? Try these grinders and pour-overs for a more intimate coffee-making experience.

Philips Grind & Brew Coffee Maker HD7762/00

Convenience and quality grind makes for a good brew.

Philips Grind & Brew Coffee Maker HD7762/00. PHOTO: Lazada
Philips Grind & Brew Coffee Maker HD7762/00. PHOTO: Lazada

Manual Coffee Maker Set with Wooden Coffee Bean Grinder and French Press Pot

Manual Coffee Maker Set with Wooden Coffee Bean Grinder and French Press Pot. PHOTO: Lazada
Manual Coffee Maker Set with Wooden Coffee Bean Grinder and French Press Pot. PHOTO: Lazada

Krups Black Coffee Grinder

Krups Black Coffee Grinder. PHOTO: Bed Bath and Beyond
Krups Black Coffee Grinder. PHOTO: Bed Bath and Beyond

Melitta® Pour-Over Coffee Brewer with Travel Mug in Black

Melitta® Pour-Over Coffee Brewer. PHOTO: Bed Bath and Beyond
Melitta® Pour-Over Coffee Brewer. PHOTO: Bed Bath and Beyond

Get your Hario V60 and other pour-overs.

Primula The Big 1-Gallon Iced Tea & Cold Coffee Brewer

Primula The Big 1-Gallon Iced Tea & Cold Coffee Brewer. PHOTO: Bed Bath and Beyond
Primula The Big 1-Gallon Iced Tea & Cold Coffee Brewer. PHOTO: Bed Bath and Beyond

Try these if you prefer cold brews

Hario Cold Brew Coffee Pot Mizudashi 1000ml MCPN-14 Brown / Red

Japanese brand Hario has made a name for itself amongst coffee lovers. Who can resist their wide range of functional and sturdy products?

Hario Cold Brew Coffee Pot Mizudashi 1000ml MCPN-14 Brown / Red. PHOTO: Shopee
Hario Cold Brew Coffee Pot Mizudashi 1000ml MCPN-14 Brown / Red. PHOTO: Shopee

Hario Pot 650ml Wine Bottle Shaped Cold Coffee Brewer, FIC-70

Hario Cold Brew Coffee Pot 650ml Wine Bottle Shaped, FIC-70. PHOTO: Shopee
Hario Cold Brew Coffee Pot 650ml Wine Bottle Shaped, FIC-70. PHOTO: Shopee

Handy-sized French press

Bodum BRAZIL Coffee Maker, French Press

When it comes to beverage making, Bodum is a go-to for its aesthetics and quality.

Bodum BRAZIL Coffee Maker, French Press Coffee Maker. PHOTO: Shopee
Bodum BRAZIL Coffee Maker, French Press Coffee Maker. PHOTO: Shopee

AeroPress® Coffee & Espresso Maker

AeroPress® Coffee & Espresso Maker. PHOTO: Bed Bath and Beyond
AeroPress® Coffee & Espresso Maker. PHOTO: Bed Bath and Beyond

Top up your coffee supplies at Perk, iHerb or Paksong.

Non-coffee, coffee items

So you really love the mood-boosting coffee aroma and can't get enough of it. Here are some beauty products made with coffee for true coffee lovers.

Leven Rose, Coffee Eye Lift Serum, 30ml

Leven Rose, Coffee Eye Lift Serum. PHOTO: iHerb
Leven Rose, Coffee Eye Lift Serum. PHOTO: iHerb

Arabica Coffee Scrub, 567g

Arabica Coffee Scrub, 567g. PHOTO: iHerb
Arabica Coffee Scrub, 567g. PHOTO: iHerb

Purlisse, Coconut Oil + Coffee, Sugar Body Scrub, 170g

Purlisse, Coconut Oil + Coffee, Sugar Body Scrub. PHOTO: iHerb
Purlisse, Coconut Oil + Coffee, Sugar Body Scrub. PHOTO: iHerb
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