Senseo, pleasure in a bag

For me there is nothing better than the smell of freshly ground coffee (as you could read in my previous posts on coffee)… I’m sure you know the smell I’m talking about, if not, just go to your local coffee shop (FYI, I’m not talking about the Dutch coffee shops where you buy marihuana) the smell you’ll get to experience there is just soooo good.  Another prerequisite for coffee is the taste! Of course the taste, just like any other product if you ask me…

Last week I got to taste 3 new types of Senseo Coffee: Senseo Regular, Senseo Café latte and the Lungo Forte. I know that some people are of the opinion that brands like Senseo don’t make nice coffee, but I can say for a fact that the coffee they make tastes good! It is just a matter of taste, not that the coffee is bad (otherwise I’m sure it just wouldn’t get sold)

From all three coffees the one I liked less was the Café latte, the reason for this is that I prefer a regular coffee with fresh cold milk in it. BUT what I can say for a fact is the all three are both a true pleasure for nose and mouth… (this time even for the eye, as they got new packaging) The smell that gets spread when you open the packages is just wonderful (I wanted to use breathtaking, but not sure if all people would see it as a good thing 🙂 ) and really feels like walking in that local coffee shop where they are grounding coffee …

The Senseo Regular is for a wider range of people, a smooth to drink coffee with not too much complexity and the perfect cup of joy to relax. In case you would prefer some more complexity, I would suggest going for the Lungo forte (Lungo stands for a big cup of coffee, not an espresso or mokka).

Anyway if you want to know which one is best, I can only suggest one thing, try it 🙂

Either one of the 3 I’ve tried or one of the many other tastes (I’m sure there will be one of your liking), check the Senseo website for all the new flavors

Enjoy!

Breakfast on Sunday’s

It was a long time ago that I had breakfast somewhere else than home… I remember a time that I did this almost every Sunday. Back then it was usually at the same restaurant/bakery (that you could already read in one of my previous posts . To avoid going to the same places again, this time we asked the friends that joined us to pick a place. I must say that I was surprised with their choice, they had chosen Grand Café de Singel.  The single is actually the conservatory of Antwerp and the only times I have been here is to see a few concerts (if I remember correctly once for a drum festival and the other time for a free jazz concert). I really didn’t know you could also eat here.

The Grand café is located in a new building attached to the old Singel buildings… The architecture even got awards….

The first thing that strikes you when you walk in, is the huge chandelier and right after that the space 🙂

Because all the walls are windows, you can imagine how much external light comes in and how spacious it feels.

We chose to have the big breakfast and I was really curious how big it was going to be.

You be the judge:

For me it wasn’t as big as I would have hoped (but maybe sometimes I’m greedy), but it was really enough and most important everything was very fresh and tasty.   I don’t know if  you can see it on the picture, but there was a ham omelet, quiche, a piece of brie cheese with a little toast under it and a dressing, fresh shredded meat, mozzarella with tomato and a fresh fruit yoghurt.  Overall a nice breakfast.

Grand Café deSingel

Website: http://www.grandcafedesingel.be/master.php

Address:

Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 155

2018 Antwerpen

Phone n°:  +32 [0]3 237.71.00

Breakfast at tiffany’s? Although, let’s stay in Antwerp :-)

Lately I don’t really go and have breakfast somewhere else then home. There was a time that I did, and one of my favorite places in Antwerp would be the “Biological Dynamical bakery “ in the Southern part of the Antwerp city center close to the “Museum of Fine arts”. Normally I’m not really a fan of Biological products and places as they usually are overpriced and aren’t really that different from regular products. But this little bakery is a nice place to have breakfast and you can really taste that everything is homemade. Above that they give you a very good breakfast for what you pay!!  You get bread, egg, homemade jam, fresh orange juice,  etc…

 Really worth trying.

Biologische Dynamische Bakkerij

Address:

                Volkstraat 17

                2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Phone n°: +32 (0)3 216 00 42