On my recent visit to Shanghai, I happened to set foot in the biggest Starbucks in the world. It’s one of those so-called “reserve roaster” places where everything gets a fancy schmancy make-over. They roast their own coffee, have their own bakery and serve alcohol as well.
Now, I’m not a big beer lover, but curiosity got the better of me and so I ordered an “espresso cloud”. This was supposedly a pint of lager with citrus foam served with a citrus infused espresso shot. I poured the coffee into the beer and hey presto you have yourself a beer cocktail. I actually didn’t mind the taste of the beer so much in this one, but with the coffee in the mix it was all a bit too bitter for my liking. I also did not enjoy having large chunks of orange peel stuck in my teeth every other sip.
Fear Factor – 3 / Taste Test – 6