Saturday, February 15, 2014

Gems Coffee @ Young & Ji's, Solaris Dutamas

Young & Ji's is one of the more recent additions to Solaris Dutamas; it's a rather odd duck of a hookah bar that also features a menu that spans broccoli soup, Nicoise salad & Eggs Benedict, each for RM10 or less.

Food was unavailable on our visit here several weeks ago, so we settled for sips of a new home-grown coffee brand that could become a more familiar name in the months to come.

Gems is a Malaysian manufacturer that roasts, blends & sells coffee; its bottled beverages are now available at Young & Ji's as well as a rising number of other cafes, including Burger JunkyardFoodsburyFoodtiqueLas Vacas, NemoPaper + ToastThe Hungry Hog & more.

Gems' flavours include the signature latte, mocha & green tea latte, all conveniently packaged.

We're not sure whether Gems is still tweaking its formula, but these beverages are creamier than expected. Serve them with lots of ice; otherwise, they might end up being perilously cloying.

Gems Coffee @ Young & Ji's Cafe
A1-G1-06, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Street level, on same row as Ante Kitchen, facing main road


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18 comments:

  1. I wish I can find a cafe here, but so far, no luck yet...... :(

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    1. CK: ooo, hopefully a good cafe might open in the next few months! :D hope you're well in your new adventure ;)

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    2. Not really....haha. I have to cook every meal everyday, and finally I found soya sauce today. :P

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    3. CK: aiyo ... OK, looking forward to your African Weekend Kitchen blog posts! :) actually no need soy sauce la ... :D

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  2. Green tea latte is something new to me.

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    1. Linda: it's a fun preparation :)

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  3. I tried all three at Burger Junkyard...the mocha is the most likeable...but if u mix the signature latte and mocha together magic happens! :D

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    1. Ulric: ya, i'm not quite convinced that these creamy lattes partner well with burgers, but i guess it's a good extra beverage option (though of course, i'd prefer a glass of red with my beef burger) :)

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  4. The green tea latte looks good to me, rich and creamy :D

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    1. Ken: it does have quite an attractive creaminess when poured! ;)

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  5. How much is one bottle??

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    1. Janine: my memory has kind of failed me, but if i recall correctly, around RM10 =)

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  6. coffee coffee everywhere! haha gosh, it's like a new cafe is opening up everyday in this city! we malaysians sure do love our coffee huh? =)

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    1. Bob and Julie: yeah, i've drunk more coffee in the past two years than in the past 20 years before that! :D

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  7. I'd stick to our own local brew...black.

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    1. Suituapui: black does work best sometimes! :)

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  8. HHmmm no iced creamy rich hot chocolate for me?? :P

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, well, they've embarked on tea recently, so many chocolate drinks might be next :)

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