I am living in the Caffeinated Lifestyle where I can’t live without coffee. I usually grab a coffee before work and take coffee breaks during the day. When Watsons invited me to their first Taste Life with Watsons event that was collaborated with famous VCR Café, I just know that I am sure gonna make time to it.
First time hearing Taste Life with Watsons? Let me tell you a bit more about it.
With the aim of being the best loyalty programme ever, Watsons has launched their Watsons VIP programme since 2014. To date, there are 80 brands with over 500 outlets nationwide, and it has become the strongest proposition for a loyalty card program in Malaysia.
Watsons VIP Member new member application cost RM 18, and it cost RM 6 for an upgrade. The Card benefits include earns 1 points with every RM 1 spent, use the points to pay for products in store and online, 2X points on all Watsons Brand products, Lifetime membership with no renewal fees, exclusive invites to sales, events and workshops, earn 5x points when pay with your Watsons Touch’n Go, 5x points on Birthday month, as well as dining privileges over 90 places to choose from.In hopes of engaging with a whole new cluster of members who share the same view on life with Taste Life with Watsons’ new tagline, “Good Food = Good Life”, they had kicked off their first stop at VCR Café on bringing their VIP member card holders a money can’t buy experience; Coffee Appreciation Workshop with Keith Koay, Malaysia Barista Champion of 2016. I was honored and happy to be invited to the Coffee Appreciation Workshop held at VCR Kitchen, which is a black building few doors away from VCR Café.
The 24-year-old barista majored in accounting and finance at SEGi College and is now brewing cuppas at VCR, a café in Jalan Galloway. For his winning cuppas at MBC 2016, Koay used a Panama Centro De Especialdades coffee roasted by Joey Mah of Artisan Roastery.
It’s my efforts, and not talent, that has gotten me this far. – said Keith Koay who was at the left at picture above.Watsons | VCR Café Coffee workshop covered interesting programme from coffee 101, coffee tasting, cupping Session & experience how it’s like behind the espresso machine. It was indeed an intimate coffee workshop where we got to learn how coffee was chosen, how to differentiate the quality of its taste, as well as how to perform coffee cupping.
I felt happy and joy to be surrounded by the smells of coffee beans being ground and brewed in the workshop, and to be able to taste different coffee from different countries and region. Each of the coffee beans are unique and my most favourite pick goes to Colombia Neiver Samboni. Though it is not an expensive beans but I love its cherry + grapes + honey notes.
VCR Café @ Jalan Galloway is indeed a place to meet with family & friends, hold business meetings or spend time on your own to just sit and enjoy the ambience.
VCR Café address:
2, Jalan Galloway, Off Jalan Pudu,
(Behind Swiss Garden Hotel)
Business Hour: 8.30am to 11pm
Tel No: 03-2110 2330
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vcr.my/
For more information about Taste Life with Watsons, visit Watsons website at http://www.watsons.com.my/ and like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/watsonsmalaysia/.